Rhapsody

Rhapsody
Alina Cojocaru and Steven McRae
© ROH/ Tristram Kenton

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(A Masque of Poetry and Music: 'Beauty, Truth and Rarity' ) (1930)
including 'Follow Your Saint': The Passionate Pavane; Excerpts from Comus; Dances on a Scotch Theme


Produced by George Rylands
Musical director: Constant Lambert


Abbreviations:
M Music by
S Scenery by
C Costumes by
D Danced by
FP First performance
NP New production
R Reproduced by
ST Staging (indicates that the ballet was produced in substantially its original form)



Players: Lydia Lopokova, Peter Hannen, Geoffrey Toone, George Rylands, Donald Beves, Michael Redgrave, Robert Eddison, Wynyard Brown

'Follow Your Saint': The Passionate Pavane


M John Dowland, arranged by Constant Lambert (from Lacrymae, or Seven Teares, figured in seven passionate Pavans, with divers other Pavans, Galliards and Almands, 1605)
C William Chappell

D The Lady: Lydia Lopokova; The Suitors: Frederick Ashton, Harold Turner

Excerpts from Comus, a Masque by John Milton


The action concludes with a dance to music by Henry Purcell

Players: Comus, an Enchanter: George Rylands; The Lady: Lydia Lopokova; Elder Brother: Robert Eddison; Second Brother: Michael Redgrave

Dances on a Scotch Theme


M William Boyce, arranged by Constant Lambert (from Eight Symphonies)
C William Chappell

D The Lassie: Lydia Lopokova; Her Lads: Antony Tudor, Frederick Ashton
FP The Masque presented by Arnold L Haskell, Arts Theatre Club, London, 10 December 1930

ST 'Follow Your Saint'
D Lydia Lopokova, Frederick Ashton, William Chappell
FP Camargo Society, Cambridge Theatre, London, 26 April 1931

ST 'Follow Your Saint', under the title The Passionate Pavane, a dance-scena
D Pearl Argyle, Walter Gore, William Chappell
FP Camargo Society, Adelphi Theatre, London, 4 December 1932

NP 'Follow Your Saint'; Ballet Rambert; under the title Passionate Pavane, suite of dances
D Maude Lloyd, Walter Gore, Frank Staff
FP Mercury Theatre, London, 11 October 1936
(sometimes included in Divertissements as Trio (Lacrymae) this may have been an abbreviated version)

ST Nijinsky Gala Matinee
D Maude Lloyd, Frank Staff, Frederic Franklin
His Majesty's Theatre, London, 28 May 1937

NP Dances on a Scotch Theme; Ballet Club; called variously Dances on a Scottish Theme or The Tartans
D The Lassie: Alicia Markova; Her Lads: Harold Turner, Frederick Ashton
FP Ballet Club, London, 31 December 1931