The Authentic Gilbert & Sullivan Songbook

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The most comprehensive collection available, this songbook includes selections from every one of Gilbert and Sullivan's light operas. Ninety-two numbers are presented uncut and unedited, in their original keys, and in piano arrangements authorized by Sullivan himself. Includes brief plot synopses for each opera plus 3 black-and-white illustrations. 
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Overview


The most comprehensive collection available, this songbook includes selections from every one of Gilbert and Sullivan's light operas. Ninety-two numbers are presented uncut and unedited, in their original keys, and in piano arrangements authorized by Sullivan himself. Includes brief plot synopses for each opera plus 3 black-and-white illustrations. 
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780486234823
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publication date: 3/26/2009
  • Series: Dover Vocal Scores Series
  • Edition description: Piano/Vocal
  • Pages: 410
  • Sales rank: 561,233
  • Product dimensions: 9.03 (w) x 11.93 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Contents
Plot Summaries
THESPIS; OR, THE GODS GROWN OLD (Gaiety Theatre, London, December 26, 1871)
  "Little maid of Arcadee"
TRIAL BY JURY (Royalty Theatre, London, March 25, 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, November 17, 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, May 25, 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 (The Fifth Avenue Theatre, New York, December 31, 1879; performance to secure British copyright at the Royal Bijou Theatre, Paignton, Devonshire, December 30, 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, April 23, 1881; transferred to The Savoy Theatre for opening on October 10, 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, November 25, 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, January 5, 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, March 14, 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 sarna"
  "A more humane Mikado"
  "The Bowers 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 (Savoy Theatre, London, January 22, 1887; title originally spelled Ruddygore)
  "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 YEOMEN OF THE GUARD; OR, THE MERRYMAN AND HIS MAID (Savoy Theatre, London, October 3, 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, December 7, 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, October 7, 1893)
  "In ev'ry mental lore"
  "Society has quite forsaken all her wicked courses" 
THE GRAND DUKE; OR, THE STATUTORY DUEL (Savoy Theatre, London, March 7, 1896)
  "So ends my dream"

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 5, 2006

    A Perfect Companion to the Operas.

    O, so helpful when you can't think of what to do on skit night what's more amusing than going out in a paper hat and singing 'When I Was a Lad' to the delight of the crowd? I would recommend this to anyone either 1) musically inclined 2) with a sense of wit or, 3) who can never remember the words.

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