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I Have a Song to Sing, O!: An Introduction to the Songs of Gilbert and Sullivan

I Have a Song to Sing, O!: An Introduction to the Songs of Gilbert and Sullivan

by John M. Langstaff

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 4 Up-Lively, colorful cartoon illustrations help introduce the stories told in these 16 songs from 7 Gilbert and Sullivan operas. Simple piano arrangements and suggested guitar chords are included. The selections lend themselves to dramatic interpretation, thus adding another dimension to their performance. A unique offering that gives youngsters a taste of the humor in these operas.-Renee Steinberg, Fieldstone Middle School, Montvale, NJ
Janice Del Negro
Sixteen songs from eight operettas by Gilbert and Sullivan are given the deluxe treatment in this well-constructed volume. Black-and-white and color illustrations on heavy, glossy pages, which give the book strong middle-grade appeal, accompany crisp musical notation for both piano and guitar. Editor Langstaff's brief introduction is followed by selections from, among others, "H.M.S. Pinafore" and "The Pirates of Penzance". The absence of plot descriptions is disappointing, and although there is an index to song titles, there is none for the operettas represented. Even so, this will be a solid addition to larger music books collections.

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Margaret K. McElderry Books
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Product dimensions:
8.34(w) x 10.34(h) x 0.56(d)
Age Range:
4 Years

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