Edouard Du Puy (ca 1770−1822)

Jenny Mortimer. Drame i Tre Akter. [Jenny Mortimer. Drama in three acts]

  • Year of composition: 1817
  • Work category: Incidental music
  • Text author: Unknown librettist; translation into Swedish by Ulrika Karolina Widström (1764-1841)
  • First performed: 5 June, 1817 in the Gustavian Opera House [demolished in 1891], Stockholm.
  • Duration: Approx. 30-40 min
  • Detailed duration: Duration of the music: approx. 40 minutes


2*.2.2.2 / / str

Solo voices/choir

Solo voices
Mixed choir (S.A.T.B.)

  • Location autograph: Musik- och teaterbiblioteket
  • Possible call no. and autograph comment: A score (albeit lacking the overture), most likely in Du Puy's hand, and a set of old parts material can be found at the Musik- och teaterbiblioteket.

Description of work

A series of various songs and other music pieces.

Act I
1. Ouverture: Largo C minor 3/4, Allegro C minor 4/4
2. Allegretto grazioso F major alla breve
3. Ecossaise: G major 2/4
4. Allegro moderato D major 4/4
5. Andante B-flat major 4/4
6. Ecossaise A major alla breve
7. Repeat of a part of no. 2
8. Finale: Allegro E-flat major 3/4

Act II
Melodrama: 53 short sections in various keys and tempos

1. Adagio E minor 3/4
2. Marche C major 4/4
3-12. short sections (including a melodrama)
13. [Allegro] D major 4/4
[14.] Allegro moderato F major 4/4
[15.] Allegro B-flat major alla breve

Work comment

According to an extant theatre poster from 1829, the play is subtitled "Röfwarebandet i Skottska Bergen" [The Bandits in the Scottish mountains], the choruses and melodrama composed by Du Puy, the dance and overture by Hr Braun [most likely referring to Carl Braun, 1788-1835]