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The authentic Gilbert and Sullivan songbook : 92 unabridged selections from all 14 operas reproduced from early vocal scores / collected by Malcolm Binney and Peter Lavender ; selected and with plot summaries by James Spero.

; Gilbert, W. S. (William Schwenck), 1836-1911, librettist ; Binney, Malcolm, editor ; Lavender, Peter, editor ; Spero, James, editor, writer of supplementary textual content
New York : Dover Publications, Inc., 1977.
ISBN 9780486234823, 0486234827

Location Call Number Status Consortium Loan
George Washington
Gelman stacks
M1507 .S95 S7 1977 (show me on map) Available Request
Music Library, Katzen Arts Center
M1507.S95 S7 Available Request
Standard Title Operas. Vocal scores. Selections
Other Authors Binney, Malcolm,
Gilbert, W. S. 1836-1911,
Lavender, Peter,
Spero, James,
Subjects Gilbert, Sir William Schwenck, 1836-1911 -- Mises en musique.
Operas -- Excerpts -- Vocal scores with piano.
Opéras -- 19e siècle -- Extraits -- Partitions chant et piano.
Description 1 vocal score (xi, 399 pages) : illustrations ; 31 cm
Copyright Date 1977.
Notes English words ; notated music.
Summary This volume features 92 songs from all 14 Gilbert and Sullivan operettas, reproduced here in the original key, in Sullivan's original piano arrangements. Included are songs from such well known works as HMS Pinafore, The Pirates of Penzance, The Mikado, as well as lesser known productions.
Contents Thespis, or, The gods grown old (Gaiety Theatre, London, 26 Dec. 1871): Little maid of Arcadee -- Trial by Jury (Royalty Theatre, London, 25 Mar. 1875): When first my old, old love I knew ; When I, good friends, was call'd to the bar ; With a sense of deep emotion ; O gentlemen, listen I pray -- The sorcerer (Opera Comique, London, 17 Nov. 1877): Time was, when love and I ; Welcome joy! adieu to sadness ; My name is John Wellington Wells ; Dear friends, take pity on my lot -- H.M.S. Pinafore, or, The lass that loved a sailor (Opera Comique, London, 25 May 1878): We sail the ocean blue ; I'm called little Buttercup ; A maiden fair to see ; I am the captain of the Pinafore ; I am the monarch of the sea ; When I was a lad ; Never mind the why and wherefore ; He is an Englishman -- The pirates of Penzance, or, The slave of duty (performance to secure British copyright: Royal BijouTheatre, Paignton, Devonshire, 30 Dec. 1879 ; Fifth Ave. Theatre, New York, 31 Dec. 1879): Oh, better far to live and die ; Poor wand'ring one ; I am the very model of a modern Major-General ; When the foeman bares his steel ; When you had left our pirate fold ; When a felon's not engaged in his employment ; With cat-like tread -- Patience, or, Bunthorne's bride (Opera Comique, London, 23 Apr. 1881 ; transferred to Savoy Theatre, London for opening 10 Oct. 1881): I cannot tell what this love may be ; If you want a receipt ; Am I alone, and unobserved? ; Prithee, pretty maiden ; Sad is that woman's lot ; A magnet hung in a hardware shop ; So go to him ; When I go out of door -- Iolanthe, or, The peer and the Peri (Savoy Theatre, London, 25 Nov. 1882): Tripping hither, tripping thither ; Loudly let the trumpet bray (March of the peers) ; The law is the true embodiment ; Spurn not the nobly born ; When I went to the bar ; When all night long a chap remains ; When Britain really rul'd the waves ; Oh, foolish fay ; Love, unrequited (Nightmare song) ; If you go in -- Princess Ida, or, Castle adamant (Savoy Theatre, London, 5 Jan. 1884): If you give me your attention ; Expressive glances ; I am a maiden ; A lady fair ; Would you know the kind of maid ; Whene'er I spoke ; This helmet, I suppose -- The Mikado, or, The town of Titipu (Savoy Theatre, London, 14 Mar. 1885): A wand'ring minstrel I ; Behold the Lord High Executioner! ; As some day it may happen ; Three little maids ; So please you, sir ; For he's going to marry Yum-Yum ; The sun, whose rays ; Brightly dawns our wedding day ; Here's a how-de-do ; Miya sama ; A more humane Mikado ; The flowers that bloom in the spring ; Alone, and yet alive ; On a tree by a river (Titwillow) ; There is beauty in the bellow of the blast -- Ruddigore, or, The witch's curse = (Original title:) Ruddygore (Savoy Theatre, London, 22 Jan. 1887): If somebody there chanced to be ; I shipped, d'ye see and Hornpipe ; My boy, you may take it from me ; Cheerily carols the lark over the cot ; When the night wind howls ; I once was a very abandoned person ; My eyes are fully open -- The yeoman of the guard, or, The merryman and his maid (Savoy Theatre, London, 3 Oct. 1888): When maiden loves ; Is life a boon? ; I have a song to sing O! ; I've jibe and joke ; Were I thy bride ; Oh! a private buffoon ; Strange adventure ; A man who would woo a fair maid ; When a wooer goes a-wooing -- The gondoliers, or, The king of Barataria (Savoy Theatre, London, 7 Dec. 1889): We're called gondolieri ; In enterprise of martial kind ; I stole the prince ; When a merry maiden marries ; Then one of us will be a queen ; Take a pair of sparkling eyes ; Dance a cachucha ; There lived a king ; I am a courtier grave and serious -- Utopia, limited, or, The flowers of progress (Savoy Theatre, London, 7 Oct. 1893): In ev'ry mental lore ; Society has quite forsaken all her wicked courses -- The grand duke, or, The statutory duel (Savoy Theatre, London, 7 Mar. 1896): So ends my dream.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)3654808
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Sullivan, Arthur, 1842-1900,
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