Here are some song excerpts from Robert Louis Stevenson’s The Black Arrow. I hope you like them. There’s more music in the full show, of course (about 45 minutes total).
Don’t have time to listen to them all? I suggest you start with The Forest Song.
The opening song sets the scene: England during the Wars of the Roses.
Joanna learns that her marriage has been arranged.
Dick and Joanna reveal their aspirations.
The Black Arrow Gang in repose. If you listen to one song from the show, make it this one.
Joanna has been secretly disguised as a boy. No longer.
This is what it’s like.
No, you shouldn’t get married. Definitely not. No way.
Yes, in the original book there is a character named Throgmorton.
Lord and Lady Foxham, after many years of marriage, at last fall in love.
Dick vows to rescue Joanna.
Joanna’s forced wedding is about to begin.
A happy ending: everybody gets married!
© 2017 Ross Carter