This is the next section from my musical, "Dorian-The Remarkable Mr. Gray," following the Music Hall scene I last posted.
I've put together several music cues from the scene into one sound file.
A rough group of Cockneys are rowdily singing "Non Nonny Ho" on their way to a tacky little theatre on London's East End* which has the pretension of presenting cut versions of Shakespearean shows. The Cockneys are mocking the airs of the upper class as they enter the theatre, and segue into a genteel-sounding madrigal, which they sing with satirical glee.
This musical clip includes sections sung by this chorus as well as underscoring for the scene. You will hear that the atmosphere turns from fun and frivolity to a darker tone as the music progresses. Dorian is watching his love, Sibyl, make a fool of herself on stage, leaving Dorian feeling disgraced in the company of his rich friends whom he dragged to the flea-bitten theatre to see her perform.
7-19-07 edit: As with all my tracks from "Dorian," this was played primarily with GPO instruments. A Korg X5DR hardware module is also used, CZ-1000 (some of the "twangs" in the ominous section of this) and this particular piece features a soprano Recorder Sound Font I was happy to find online.
* Thanks for the note, Diligamus