Brigadoon

(1947)

by Frederick Loewe , Alan Jay Lerner

Description
musical show in two acts
Genres
Musicals
Text
Music by Frederick Loewe. Libretto and Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
Instrumentation
1(=picc).1.2.1 - 1310 - perc(1) - pno - 2 vln I.vln II.vla.vlc.db
Languages
English
First Performance
13.03.1947, Ziegfield Theatre, New York
Availability
Published by Warner/Chappell.  Administered for hire and stage rights worldwide (excluding North America) by Faber Music Ltd
 
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The Story
(The Scottish Highlands, 200 years ago)
Two Americans, Tommy Albright and his pal Jeff Douglas, chance upon a small Scottish village in a
Highland mist. They discover, mainly from the village schoolmaster Mr Murdoch, that Brigadoon is an
enchanted place that only comes to life one day every hundred years. Tommy and Jeff meet Fiona
MacKeith and Meg Brockie, and Tommy and Fiona soon find in each other a deep understanding. We
follow the villagers through a day that includes a wedding and learn that if one of the inhabitants should
leave Brigadoon the spell will be broken for ever. There is a near-disaster when a young embittered Scot
tries to take his revenge. He dashes towards the forest but is killed making his escape. Happiness is
changed to mourning. Tommy has by now fallen deeply in love with Fiona but he is told he cannot stay. He
goes back with Jeff to New York and quarrels with his fiancée. Suddenly in a New York bar he sees a
vision for Fiona and comes to a decision. He knows he must return to Scotland. There by the power of love
he reawakens the slumbering Brigadoon just long enough for him to be reunited with Fiona.  
 
 
Principal Characters (plus Chorus)
Tommy Albright
Jeff Douglas
Fiona
Jean
Meg Brockie
Charlie Cameron
Mr Murdoch
Harry Ritchie
 
Principal Musical Numbers
Waitin’ For My Dearie (Fiona, girls)
I’ll Go Home With Bonnie Jean (Charlie, Chorus)
The Heather On The Hill (Tommy, Fiona)
Come to Me, Bend to Me, (Charlie)
Almost Like Being In Love (Tommy, Fiona)
There But For You Go I (Tommy)
My Mother’s Weddin’ Day (Meg, Chorus) 
From This Day On (Fiona, Tommy)
 
 

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