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Captain Jinks of the Horse Marines (Sheldon Harnick) 2 CDs
Composer: Beeson, Jack
Lyricist: Harnick, Sheldon

Price: $24.95

Audio CD
ALBANY


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Product Description
First issue on CD of the 1976 Romantic Comedy in Music that has been long out of print. Based on the play by Clyde Fitch, Sheldon Harnick wrote the libretto for this opera that was first performed in 1975 by the Kansas City Lyric Theatre. Born in 1921, Jack Beeson became interested in opera after listening to the Metropolitan Opera broadcasts. As a teenager he wrote a five-act libretto and has gone on to write 11 operas as well as works for orchestra, concert band, vocal and choral groups and solo and chamber music. He is the MacDowell Professor Emeritus of Music at Columbia University.

So, what is Captain Jinks of the Horse Marines? Is it an opera? Yes, it is, but more specifically it is A Romantic Comedy in Music. Based on the play by Clyde Fitch, Sheldon Harnick wrote the libretto for this opera that was first performed in 1975 by the Kansas City Lyric Theatre. Born in 1921, Jack Beeson became interested in opera after listening to the Metropolitan Opera broadcasts and as a teenager wrote a five-act libretto. His interest in opera revived while teaching at Columbia University and he has gone on to write 11 operas as well as works for orchestra, concert band, vocal and choral groups and solo and chamber music. He is the MacDowell Professor Emeritus of Music at Columbia. This recording, originally issued on Columbia and long out of print, brings this delightful opera back to the catalog.

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