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Gilbert and Sullivan : 67 selections from 13 operettas
Sullivan, Arthur, 1842-1900.
Uniform Title:
Operas. Vocal scores. Selections
Publication Information:
Milwaukee, WI : H. Leonard, [2001]

Physical Description:
1 vocal score (336 pages) : illustrations ; 31 cm.
General Note:

Includes notes by Elaine Schmidt and synopses of operettas.
When first my old, old love I knew ; Oh gentlemen listen I pray (Trial by Jury) -- Time was when love and I ; Happy young heart ; My name is John Wellington Wells (The sorcerer) -- We sail the ocean blue ; I'm called Little Buttercup ; A maiden fair to see ; I am the captain of the Pinafore ; Sorry her lot who loves too well ; I am the monarch of the sea ; When I was a lad I ; Refrain audacious tar ; Fair moon to thee I sing ; A simple sailor lowly born ; He is an Englishman! (H.M.S. Pinafore) -- When Frederic was a little lad ; I am a pirate king ; Oh is there not one maiden breast ; Poor wand'ring (wandering) one ; I am the very model of a modern major-general ; The policeman's song ; With cat-like tread upon our prey we steal (The pirates of Penzance) -- Twenty love-sick maidens we ; When I first put this uniform on ; Am I alone and unobserved? ; Prithee, pretty maiden ; Silver'd is the women's hair ; Love is a plaintive song (Patience) -- The law is the true embodiment ; When I went to the bar as a very young man ; When all night long a chap remains ; When Britain really ruled the waves ; Oh foolish Fay ; Love unrequited robs me of my rest (Iolanthe) -- If you give me your attention ; Oh Goddess wise (Princess Ida) -- A wand'ring minstrel I ; As some day it may happen ; Three little maids from school are we ; The sun whose rays are all ablaze ; Miya-Sama ; The Mikado's song ; The flowers that bloom in the spring ; Alone and yet alive ; Willow tit-willow ; There is beauty in the bellow of the blast (The Mikado) -- If somebody there chanced to be ; My boy you may take it from me ; To a garden full of posies ; Henceforth all the crimes (Ruddigore) -- When maiden loves she sits and sighs ; Is life a boon? ; I have a song to sing O! ; I've jibe and joke ; Were I thy bride ; Oh! A private buffoon is a light-hearted loon ; Free from his fetters grim (The yeoman of the guard) -- The Duke of Plaza-Toro ; No possible doubt whatever ; When a merry maiden marries ; Rising early in the morning ; Take a pair of sparkling eyes ; There lived a king ; On the day when I was wedded (The gondoliers) -- In ev'ry (every) mental lore (Utopia limited) -- So ends my dream (The grand duke).
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Musical Score


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(World's Greatest Classical Music). The masters of English operetta, lyricist/librettist W.S. Gilbert and composer Arthur Sullivan defined the genre and influenced all musical theatre after them. This comprehensive collection in our acclaimed World's Great Classical Music series presents 67 selections from 13 of their collaborations, including H.M.S. Pinafore , The Pirates of Penzance and The Mikado . Features arias, duets and ensembles all newly engraved in their original keys for voice and piano, a biography of Gilbert & Sullivan, a plot synopsis for each show, and Gilbert's own illustrations of characters.

Table of Contents

Trial By Jury
When First My Old, Old Love I Knewp. 17
Oh, Gentlemen, Listen, I Prayp. 20
The Sorcerer
Time Was, When Love and Ip. 23
Happy Young Heartp. 27
My Name Is John Wellington Wellsp. 31
H.M.S. Pinafore
We Sail the Ocean Bluep. 40
I'm Called Little Buttercupp. 44
A Maiden Fair to Seep. 48
I Am the Captain of the Pinaforep. 51
Sorry Her Lot Who Loves Too Wellp. 55
I Am the Monarch of the Seap. 59
When I Was a Lad Ip. 62
Refrain, Audacious Tarp. 66
Fair Moon, to Thee I Singp. 72
A Simple Sailor Lowly Bornp. 76
He Is an Englishman!p. 84
The Pirates of Penzance
When Frederie Was a Little Ladp. 87
I Am a Pirate Kingp. 90
Oh, Is There Not One Maiden Breastp. 94
Poor Wand'ring Onep. 98
I Am the Very Model of a Modern Major-Generalp. 105
The Policeman's Songp. 114
With Cat-Like Tread, Upon Our Prey We Stealp. 117
Twenty Love-Sick Maidens Wep. 124
When I First Put This Uniform Onp. 132
Am I Alone and Unobserved?p. 135
Prithee, Pretty Maidenp. 142
Silver'd Is the Women's Hairp. 144
Love Is a Plaintive Songp. 149
The Law Is the True Embodimentp. 152
When I Went to the Bar as a Very Young Manp. 155
When All Night Long a Chap Remainsp. 158
When Britain Really Ruled the Wavesp. 162
Oh, Foolish Fayp. 164
Love, Unrequited, Robs Me of My Restp. 167
Princess Ida
If You Give Me Your Attentionp. 179
Oh, Goddess Wisep. 182
The Mikado
A Wand'ring Minstrel Ip. 185
As Some Day It May Happenp. 194
Three Little Maids from School Are Wep. 199
The Sun, Whose Rays Are All Ablazep. 205
Miya-Samap. 208
The Mikado's Songp. 214
The Flowers That Bloom in the Springp. 221
Alone, and Yet Alivep. 226
Willow, Tit-Willowp. 230
There Is Beauty in the Bellow of the Blastp. 232
If Somebody There Chanced to Bep. 237
My Boy, You May Take It From Mep. 241
To a Garden Full of Posiesp. 244
Henceforth All the Crimesp. 246
The Yeoman of the Guard
When Maiden Loves, She Sits and Sighsp. 250
Is Life a Boon?p. 253
I Have a Song to Sing, O!p. 257
I've Jibe and Jokep. 267
Were I Thy Bridep. 271
Oh! A Private Buffoon Is a Light-Hearted Loonp. 277
Free from His Fetter Grimp. 281
The Gondoliers
The Duke of Plaza-Torop. 284
No Possible Doubt Whateverp. 287
When a Merry Maiden Marriesp. 291
Rising Early in the Morningp. 297
Take a Pair of Sparkling Eyesp. 304
There Lived a Kingp. 308
On the Day When I Was Weddedp. 317
Utopia Limited
In Ev'ry Mental Lorep. 322
The Grand Duke
So Ends My Dreamp. 328