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Valley Of Song

Music by Ivor Novello, adaptation by Christopher Hassall, Phil Park and Ronald Hanmer


Ivor Novello intended this to be his next West End show. When he died in 1950 the work was completed by Christopher Hassall - who had worked with Novello for many years - and adapted by Phil Park and Ronald Hanmer for the amateur stage. Set in Wales and Venice, the story concerns the love of a young Welsh choirmaster, David, for his leading soprano, Lily, who has ambitions to become an opera star. Following an affair with an Italian 'Count' she loses her voice - but regains it on being reunited with her true love on his return from the war, wounded but safe. With plenty of chorus work the musical numbers include: "I Know A Valley", "Rainbow In The Fountain", "Look In My Heart" and "Soldier Lad".


4 female, 4 male


flute, oboe, 2 clarinets, bassoon, 2 horns, 2 trumpets, 2 trombones, percussion, harp, strings

Vocal Score and Libretto available on hire only