Cover image for Topsy-turvy a film by Mike Leigh : music of Gilbert & Sullivan
Topsy-turvy a film by Mike Leigh : music of Gilbert & Sullivan
Davis, Carl.
Publication Information:
New York, NY. : Sony Classical, [1999]

Physical Description:
1 audio disc (65 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (29 pages : portraits : 12 cm)
General Note:
"Original motion picture soundtrack"--Container.

"Music by Carl Davis from the works of Arthur Sullivan"--Container.

Program notes and lyrics in booklet inserted in container.
Mikado: Behold! the Lord High Executioner ; Overture ; Three little maids from school are we -- Princess Ida: Overture ; If you give me your attention -- Paris galop -- Mikado: Mi-ya sa-ma/A more humane Mikado -- Sorcerer: But soft-- ; Why, where be Oi? -- Alone -- Mikado: The criminal cried as he dropped him down -- Yeomen of the guard: Overture -- Mikado: A wand'ring minstrel I ; The sun whose rays are all ablaze -- End titles -- Sorcerer: Incantation -- The fitting -- The lost chord -- Mikado: Finale, Act two -- Resolutions.
Format :
Music CD


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The soundtrack to Topsy Turvy, Mike Leigh's Academy Award-winning film about Gilbert & Sullivan's turbulent creative partnership, features excerpts of some of the duo's most popular operettas, including The Sorcerer, Princess Ida and The Mikado. "If You Give Me Your Attention" from Princess Ida, "Incantation" and "But Soft.../Why, Where Be Oi?" from The Sorcerer and "Behold! The Lord High Executioner," "Three Little Maids From School Are We" and "A Wand'ring Minstrel I" from The Mikado are some of the highlights of this album, which also includes excerpts of Carl Davis' score, which was inspired by Arthur Sullivan's music for The Mikado. Like the movie itself, Topsy Turvy's score reflects equal amounts of affection and attention to detail, making it as good an introduction to Gilbert & Sullivan as it is a companion to the film. ~ Heather Phares