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|Genre/Form:||Excerpts Vocal scores with piano|
|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Sullivan, Arthur, 1842-1900.
Authentic Gilbert & Sullivan songbook.
New York : Dover Publications, 1977
|Named Person:||Gilbert, Sir William Schwenck|
|Document Type:||Musical Score|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Arthur Sullivan; W S Gilbert; Malcolm Binney; Peter Lavender; James Spero
|Language Note:||English words ;|
|Description:||1 vocal score (xi, 399 pages) : illustrations ; 31 cm|
|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.
|Responsibility:||collected by Malcolm Binney and Peter Lavender ; selected and with plot summaries by James Spero.|