Best of Gilbert and Sullivan

Best of Gilbert and Sullivan

ISMN 979-0-2201-2704-5
(EAN-13 9790220127045)
ISBN 978-1-84761-047-8
ISBN-10 1-84761-047-1
(EAN-13 9781847610478)
(EAN-13 8418860089080)
Weight 268 grams
Published 1st September 2007
Availability In Print

Cat No. ED13063
Supplier Code ED 13063
Price £20.99
ComposerSir Arthur Sullivan
ArrangerBarrie Carson Turner
WordsWilliam S. Gilbert
CategoryVoice & Piano

The composer Arthur Sullivan and the dramatist W. S. Gilbert joined forces in 1871, and over the next 25 years produced a series of 14 comic operas.

Sullivan's tuneful and memorable melodies and Gilbert's amusing words and dialogue - which frequently made fun of British national characteristics and institutions such as the Royal Navy - are as fresh and amusing today as they were over a hundred years ago.

Songs vary immensely in style, and apart from the clearly comical include others, such as 'The flowers that bloom in the spring', that though at first suggesting seriousness, on close examination reveal deliberately ludicrous words and ridiculous sentiments - all to the delight of the audience.


  • Broken Every Promise Plighted (from The Grand Duke)
  • Dance a Cachucha (from The Gondoliers)
  • For Love Alone (from The Sorcerer)
  • Happy Young Heart (fromThe Sorcerer)
  • If Somebody There Chanced to Be (from Ruddigore)
  • Little Buttercup (from H.M.S. Pinafore)
  • Oh, Foolish Fay (from Iolanthe)
  • Poor Wand'ring One (from The Pirates of Penzance)
  • Silvered is the Raven Hair (from Patience)
  • Such a Disagreeable Man (from Princess Ida)
  • Take a Pair of Sparkling Eyes (from The Gondoliers)
  • The Flowers that Bloom in the Spring (from The Mikado)
  • The Policeman's Song (from The Pirates of Penzance)
  • The Sentry's Song (from Iolanthe)
  • The Sun, Whose Rays (from The Mikado)
  • Three Little Maids from School (from The Mikado)
  • To a Garden Full of Posies (from Ruddigore)
  • We Sail the Ocean Blue (from H.M.S. Pinafore)
  • When But a Maid of Fifteen Year (from Utopia Limited)
  • When Maiden Loves (from The Yeomen of the Guard)

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