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Composer(s)Sullivan, Arthur
Period(s) Romantic
Genre Classical Music
Category Operetta
Catalogue 8.111311-12
Label Naxos Historical
Quality   320kbps
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Whilst William Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan were both respected in their own right and during their own time, Gilbert as a playwright and Sullivan as a composer, their collaboration under the management of D’Oyly Carte proved an inspired combination in the late Victorian period. Gilbert’s fantastical plots together with Sullivan’s inventive settings have come to epitomise much of what we consider to be British culture in the 19th century. Indeed, so great was this institution that The D’Oyly Carte Opera Company is still performing the operettas of Gilbert and Sullivan today, and so are many other companies, both amateur and professional. These excerpts, from 1948–1954, are recorded as they were originally intended, in the great tradition of The D’Oyly Carte Opera Company.

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Work/Track Title Time
GILBERT AND SULLIVAN (The Best of) 2:30:40   
  H.M.S. Pinafore (excerpts)          
      Overture 4:14       
      Act I: We sail the ocean blue (Chorus) 2:22       
      Act I: Hail, Men-O'-Wars men - I'm called Little Buttercup (Buttercup) 1:51       
      Act I: My gallant crew, good morning - I am the captain of the Pinafore (Captain, Chorus) 2:18       
      Act I: When I was a lad (Sir Joseph, Chorus) 2:58       
      Act II: Never mind the why and wherefore (Josephine, Captain, Sir Joseph) 2:37       
      Act II: Pretty daughter of mine - He is a Englishman (Captain, Ralph, Josephine, Boatswain, Deadeye, Hebe, Sir Joseph, Chorus) 5:20       
      Act II: Oh joy, oh rapture unforeseen (Josephine, Hebe, Ralph, Deadeye, Captain, Buttercup, Sir Joseph, Chorus) 2:47       
  Patience (excerpts)          
      Act I: I cannot tell what this love may be (Patience, Maidens) 2:23       
      Act I: When I first put this uniform on (Colonel, Dragoons) 1:24       
      Act I: Am I alone? If you're anxious for to shine (Bunthorne) 4:26       
      Act II: A magnet hung in a hardware shop (Grosvenor, Maidens) 2:28       
      Act II: So go to him and say to him (Bunthorne, Jane) 2:00       
      Act II: If Saphir I choose to marry (Duke, Major, Colonel, Angela, Saphir) 2:48       
  The Sorcerer, Act I: My name is John Wellington Wells (Mr Wells) 2:13       
  Ruddigore (excerpts)          
      Act I: I know a youth who loves a little maid (Robin, Rose) 3:39       
      Act I: When the buds are blossoming (Rose, Hannah, Ensemble, Chorus) 3:34       
      Act II: When the night wind howls (Sir Roderic, Ghosts) 2:35       
      Act II: My eyes are fully open (Sir Ruthven, Despard, Margaret) 1:40       
  Princess Ida, Act I: If you give me your attention (King Gama, Chorus) 2:23       
  The Gondoliers (excerpts)          
      Act I: We're called gondolieri (Marco, Giuseppe) 2:12       
      Act I: When a merry maiden marries (Tessa, Chorus) 2:52       
      Act I: Now Marco dear my wishes hear (Gianetta, Tessa, Marco, Giuseppe) 3:11       
      Act II: Take a pair of sparkling eyes (Marco) 3:11       
      Act II: Dance a Cachucha (Chorus) 1:48       
      Act II: In a contemplative fashion (Tessa, Gianetta, Marco, Giuseppe) 2:02       
      Act II: Here is a case unprecedented! (Casilda, Gianetta, Tesca, Marco, Giuseppe) 1:14       
  Iolanthe (excerpts)          
      Overture 7:18       
      Act I: Loudly let the trumpet bray! (Chorus) 5:45       
      Act II: When all night long (Private Willis) 3:56       
      Act II: When Britain really ruled the waves (Mountararat, Chorus) 2:58       
      Act II: Love, unrequited, robs me of my rest - When you're lying awake (Lord Chancellor) 3:39       
      Act II: If you go in (Mountararat, Tolloller, Lord Chancellor) 2:21       
  Trial by Jury: When I, good friends (Judge) 2:56       
  The Pirates of Penzance (excerpts)          
      Act I: Oh, is there not one maiden breast (Frederic, Mabel, Ladies) 4:08       
      Act I: I am the very model of a modern Major-General (Major-General, Chorus) 2:46       
      Act II: When foreman bares his steel (Sergeant, Police, Mabel, Edith) 4:08       
      Act II: Ah! Leave me not to pine (Mabel, Frederic) 3:08       
      Act II: When a felon's not engaged (Sergeant, Police) 2:11       
      Act II: With cat-like tread (Pirates, Police, Samuel) 2:41       
  The Yeomen of the Guard (excerpts)          
      Act I: I have a song to sing, O (Point, Elsie, Chorus) 3:33       
      Act II: Oh! A private buffoon is a lighthearted loon (Point) 2:48       
      Act II: When a wooer goes a-wooing (Point, Fairfax, Elsie, Phoebe) 3:38       
  The Mikado (excerpts)          
      Act I: A Wand'ring Minstrel I (Nanki-Poo, Chorus) 4:32       
      Act I: Behold the Lord High Executioner - Taken from a county jail (Ko-Ko, Chorus) 2:14       
      Act I: As some day it may happen (Ko-Ko, Chorus) 2:03       
      Act I: Three little maids from school (Yum-Yum, Peep-Bo, Pitti-Sing) 1:30       
      Act II: A more humane Mikado - My object all sublime (Mikado, Chorus) 4:09       
      Act II: The flowers that bloom in the spring (Yum-Yum, Pitti-Sing, Nanki-Poo, Pooh-Bah, Ko-Ko) 1:24       
      Act II: On a tree by a river (Ko-Ko) 2:29       
      Act II: Finale: For he's gone and married Yum-Yum (All) 1:55       
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