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The Very Best of Gilbert & Sullivan

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  1. Gilbert & Sullivan — The Mikado: Three Little Maids from School Are We $1.29 on iTunes
  2. Gilbert & Sullivan — The Mikado: On a Tree by a River a Little Tom Tit $1.29 on iTunes
  3. Gilbert & Sullivan — The Mikado: Behold the Lord High Executioner $1.29 on iTunes
  4. Gilbert & Sullivan — The Mikado: As Someday It May Happen That a Victim... $1.29 on iTunes
  5. Gilbert & Sullivan — The Mikado: The Sun Whose Rays Are All Ablaze $1.29 on iTunes
  6. Gilbert & Sullivan — The Mikado: The Flowers That Bloom in the Spring, Tra La $1.29 on iTunes
  7. Gilbert & Sullivan — The Mikado: There Is Beauty in the Bellow of the Blast $1.29 on iTunes
  8. Gilbert & Sullivan — H.M.S. Pinafore: Act I - I Am The Monarch Of The Sea (When I Was A Lad) $1.29 on iTunes
  9. Gilbert & Sullivan — H.M.S. Pinafore: Act II - Never Mind The Why And Wherefore $1.29 on iTunes
  10. Gilbert & Sullivan — H.M.S. Pinafore: Act I - We Shall Sail The Ocean Blue $1.29 on iTunes
  11. Gilbert & Sullivan — H.M.S. Pinafore: Act I - My Gallant Crew...I Am the Captain of the Pinafore $1.29 on iTunes
  12. Gilbert & Sullivan — H.M.S. Pinafore: Act II - A Joy! Oh Rapture Unforseen $1.29 on iTunes
  13. Gilbert & Sullivan — Trial by Jury: When I Good Friends Was Called to the Bar $1.29 on iTunes
  14. Gilbert & Sullivan — The Sorcerer: Act I - My Name Is John Wellington Wells $1.29 on iTunes
  15. Gilbert & Sullivan — Patience: Act I - The Soldiers of Our Queen $1.29 on iTunes
  16. Gilbert & Sullivan — Patience: Act I - Am I Alone and Unobserved? $1.29 on iTunes
  17. Gilbert & Sullivan — Patience: Act II - So Go to Him and Say to Him, with Compliment Ironical $1.29 on iTunes
  18. Gilbert & Sullivan — The Yeomen of the Guard: When Our Gallant Norman Foes $1.29 on iTunes
  19. Gilbert & Sullivan — The Yeomen of the Guard: I Have a Song to Sing, Oh! $1.29 on iTunes
  20. Gilbert & Sullivan — The Yeomen of the Guard: "When Maiden Loves" $1.29 on iTunes
  21. Gilbert & Sullivan — The Yeomen of the Guard: "Tower Warders Under Orders" $1.29 on iTunes
  22. Gilbert & Sullivan — The Pirates of Penzance: With Cat-Like Tread $1.29 on iTunes
  23. Gilbert & Sullivan — The Pirates of Penzance: I Am the Very Model of a Modern Major-General $1.29 on iTunes
  24. Gilbert & Sullivan — The Pirates of Penzance: When the Foeman Bares His Steel $1.29 on iTunes
  25. Gilbert & Sullivan — Ruddigore: I Know a Youth Who Loves a Little Maid $1.29 on iTunes
  26. Gilbert & Sullivan — Ruddigore: When the Night Wind Howls $1.29 on iTunes
  27. Gilbert & Sullivan — Ruddigore: My Eyes Are Fully Open to My Awful Situation $1.29 on iTunes
  28. Gilbert & Sullivan — Iolanthe: Loudly Let the Trumpet Bray $1.29 on iTunes
  29. Gilbert & Sullivan — Iolanthe or The Peer and The Peri: Act II - Love Unrequited $1.29 on iTunes
  30. Gilbert & Sullivan — Iolanthe or The Peer and The Peri: When All Night Long a Chap Remains $1.29 on iTunes
  31. Gilbert & Sullivan — Iolanthe or The Peer and The Peri: Said I to Myself, Said I $1.29 on iTunes
  32. Gilbert & Sullivan — Iolanthe or The Peer and The Peri: Act II - When Britain Really Ruled the Waves $1.29 on iTunes
  33. Gilbert & Sullivan — The Gondoliers: in Enterprise of Martial Kind $1.29 on iTunes
  34. Gilbert & Sullivan — The Gondoliers: Take a Pair of Sparkling Eyes $1.29 on iTunes
  35. Gilbert & Sullivan — The Gondoliers: Dance a Cachucha, Fandango, Bolero $1.29 on iTunes
  36. Gilbert & Sullivan — The Gondoliers: From the Sunny Spanish Shore $1.29 on iTunes
  37. Gilbert & Sullivan — The Gondoliers: I Stole the Prince $1.29 on iTunes
  38. Gilbert & Sullivan — The Gondoliers: Then One of Us Will Be a Queen $1.29 on iTunes
  39. Gilbert & Sullivan — Princess Ida: If You Give Me Your Attention $1.29 on iTunes
  40. Gilbert & Sullivan — Princess Ida: The Woman of the Wisest Wit $1.29 on iTunes
  41. Gilbert & Sullivan — Princess Ida: I Built Upon a Rock $1.29 on iTunes

Album Summary

>Sullivan, Arthur : The Mikado
>Sullivan, Arthur : H.M.S. Pinafore
>Sullivan, Arthur : Trial by Jury
>Sullivan, Arthur : The Sorcerer
>Sullivan, Arthur : Patience
>Sullivan, Arthur : The Yeomen of the Guard
>Sullivan, Arthur : The Pirates of Penzance
>Sullivan, Arthur : Ruddigore
>Sullivan, Arthur : Iolanthe
>Sullivan, Arthur : The Gondoliers
>Sullivan, Arthur : The Gongoliers
>Sullivan, Arthur : Princess Ida
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Notes & Reviews:

This 2-CD, 52-track collection offers favourite songs and choruses from: The Mikado, The Pirates of Penzance, Iolanthe, HMS Pinafore, The Yeomen of the Guard, The Gondoliers, Trial by Jury, Patience, Ruddigore, Princess Ida.



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>Sullivan, Arthur : The Mikado :: Three little maids from school are we
  • Performers: Peggy Jones (Mezzo Soprano); Valerie Masterson (Soprano); Pauline Wales (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Royston Nash
  • Running Time: 1 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1884-1885

>Sullivan, Arthur : The Mikado :: A wand'ring minstrel I
  • Performer: Colin Wright (Voice)
  • Conductor: Royston Nash
  • Running Time: 4 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1884-1885

>Sullivan, Arthur : The Mikado :: On a tree by a river little tom tit
  • Performer: John Reed (Voice)
  • Conductor: Royston Nash
  • Running Time: 2 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1884-1885

>Sullivan, Arthur : The Mikado :: Behold the Lord High Executioner
  • Performer: John Reed (Voice)
  • Conductor: Royston Nash
  • Running Time: 2 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1884-1885

>Sullivan, Arthur : The Mikado :: As some day it may happen that a victim must be found
  • Performer: John Reed (Voice)
  • Conductor: Royston Nash
  • Running Time: 2 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1884-1885

>Sullivan, Arthur : The Mikado :: The sun, whose rays are all ablaze
  • Performer: Valerie Masterson (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Royston Nash
  • Running Time: 3 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1884-1885

>Sullivan, Arthur : The Mikado :: Here's a how-de-do!
  • Performers: Valerie Masterson (Soprano); John Reed (Voice); Colin Wright (Voice)
  • Conductor: Royston Nash
  • Running Time: 1 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1884-1885

>Sullivan, Arthur : The Mikado :: The flowers that bloom in the spring, tra la
  • Performers: John Reed (Voice); Colin Wright (Voice)
  • Conductor: Royston Nash
  • Running Time: 1 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1884-1885

>Sullivan, Arthur : The Mikado :: There is beauty in the bellow of the blast
  • Performers: Lyndsie Holland (Alto); John Reed (Voice)
  • Conductor: Royston Nash
  • Running Time: 2 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1884-1885

>Sullivan, Arthur : The Mikado :: For he's gone and married Yum-Yum
  • Conductor: Royston Nash
  • Running Time: 2 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1884-1885

>Sullivan, Arthur : H.M.S. Pinafore :: When I was a lad
  • Performers: John Reed (Voice); Jeffrey Skitch (Baritone); Joyce Wright (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Isidore Godfrey
  • Running Time: 4 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1878

>Sullivan, Arthur : H.M.S. Pinafore :: I'm called Little Buttercup
  • Performer: Gillian Knight (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Isidore Godfrey
  • Running Time: 1 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1878

>Sullivan, Arthur : H.M.S. Pinafore :: Never mind the why and wherefore
  • Performers: Jean Hindmarsh (Soprano); John Reed (Voice); Jeffrey Skitch (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Isidore Godfrey
  • Running Time: 2 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1878

>Sullivan, Arthur : H.M.S. Pinafore :: We shall sail the ocean blue
  • Conductor: Isidore Godfrey
  • Running Time: 2 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1878

>Sullivan, Arthur : H.M.S. Pinafore :: I'm called the captain of the Pinafore
  • Performer: Jeffrey Skitch (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Isidore Godfrey
  • Running Time: 2 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1878

>Sullivan, Arthur : H.M.S. Pinafore :: A joy! Oh rapture unforeseen
  • Conductor: Isidore Godfrey
  • Running Time: 3 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1878

>Sullivan, Arthur : Trial by Jury :: When I, good friends, was called to the bar
  • Performer: John Reed (Voice)
  • Conductor: Isidore Godfrey
  • Running Time: 2 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1875

>Sullivan, Arthur : The Sorcerer :: My name is John Wellington Wells
  • Performer: John Reed (Voice)
  • Conductor: Isidore Godfrey
  • Running Time: 2 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1877-1884

>Sullivan, Arthur : Patience :: The soldiers of our Queen
  • Conductor: Isidore Godfrey
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1881

>Sullivan, Arthur : Patience :: Am I alone and unobserved?
  • Performer: John Reed (Voice)
  • Conductor: Isidore Godfrey
  • Running Time: 1 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1881

>Sullivan, Arthur : Patience :: If you're anxious for to shine
  • Performer: John Reed (Voice)
  • Conductor: Isidore Godfrey
  • Running Time: 2 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1881

>Sullivan, Arthur : Patience :: So go to him and say to him
  • Performers: Gillian Knight (Mezzo Soprano); John Reed (Voice)
  • Conductor: Isidore Godfrey
  • Running Time: 2 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1881

>Sullivan, Arthur : The Yeomen of the Guard :: When our gallant Norman foes
  • Performer: Gillian Knight (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Malcolm Sargent
  • Running Time: 4 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1888

>Sullivan, Arthur : The Yeomen of the Guard :: I have a song to sing, O!
  • Performers: Elizabeth Harwood (Voice); John Reed (Voice)
  • Conductor: Malcolm Sargent
  • Running Time: 3 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1888

>Sullivan, Arthur : The Yeomen of the Guard :: When a maiden loves, she sits and sighs
  • Performer: Ann Hood (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Malcolm Sargent
  • Running Time: 3 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1888

>Sullivan, Arthur : The Yeomen of the Guard :: Tower warders, under orders
  • Performer: Thomas Lawlor (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Malcolm Sargent
  • Running Time: 3 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1888

>Sullivan, Arthur : The Pirates of Penzance :: With cat-like tread
  • Performer: George Cook (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Isidore Godfrey
  • Running Time: 2 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1879

>Sullivan, Arthur : The Pirates of Penzance :: Poor wand'ring one!
  • Performer: Valerie Masterson (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Isidore Godfrey
  • Running Time: 2 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1879

>Sullivan, Arthur : The Pirates of Penzance :: I am the very model of a modern Major-General
  • Performer: John Reed (Voice)
  • Conductor: Isidore Godfrey
  • Running Time: 3 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1879

>Sullivan, Arthur : The Pirates of Penzance :: When the foeman bares his steel
  • Performers: Jean Allister (Alto); Owen Brannigan (Bass); Valerie Masterson (Soprano); John Reed (Voice)
  • Conductor: Isidore Godfrey
  • Running Time: 4 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1879

>Sullivan, Arthur : The Pirates of Penzance :: When a felon's not engaged in his employment
  • Performer: Owen Brannigan (Bass)
  • Conductor: Isidore Godfrey
  • Running Time: 2 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1879

>Sullivan, Arthur : Ruddigore :: I know a youth who loves a little maid
  • Performers: Jean Hindmarsh (Soprano); John Reed (Voice)
  • Conductor: Isidore Godfrey
  • Running Time: 3 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1887

>Sullivan, Arthur : Ruddigore :: When the night wind howls in the chimney cowls
  • Performer: Donald Adams (Bass)
  • Conductor: Isidore Godfrey
  • Running Time: 2 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1887

>Sullivan, Arthur : Ruddigore :: My eyes are fully open to my awful situation
  • Performers: Jean Allister (Alto); John Reed (Voice); Kenneth Sandford (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Isidore Godfrey
  • Running Time: 1 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1887

>Sullivan, Arthur : Iolanthe :: Loudly let the trumpet bray
  • Conductor: Isidore Godfrey
  • Running Time: 5 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1882

>Sullivan, Arthur : Iolanthe :: Love unrequited
  • Performer: John Reed (Voice)
  • Conductor: Isidore Godfrey
  • Running Time: 3 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1882

>Sullivan, Arthur : Iolanthe :: If you go in you're sure to win
  • Performers: Donald Adams (Bass); John Reed (Voice); Thomas Round (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Isidore Godfrey
  • Running Time: 2 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1882

>Sullivan, Arthur : Iolanthe :: When all night long a chap remains
  • Performer: Kenneth Sandford (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Isidore Godfrey
  • Running Time: 4 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1882

>Sullivan, Arthur : Iolanthe :: Said I to myself, said I
  • Performer: John Reed (Voice)
  • Conductor: Isidore Godfrey
  • Running Time: 1 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1882

>Sullivan, Arthur : Iolanthe :: When Britain really ruled the waves
  • Performer: Donald Adams (Bass)
  • Conductor: Isidore Godfrey
  • Running Time: 3 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1882

>Sullivan, Arthur : The Gondoliers :: We're called gondolieri, but that's a vagary
  • Performers: Thomas Round (Tenor); Alan Styler (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Isidore Godfrey
  • Running Time: 2 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1889

>Sullivan, Arthur : The Gondoliers :: In enterprise of martial kind
  • Performers: Gillian Knight (Mezzo Soprano); John Reed (Voice); Jeffrey Skitch (Baritone); Jennifer Toye (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Isidore Godfrey
  • Running Time: 1 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1889

>Sullivan, Arthur : The Gondoliers :: Take a pair of sparkling eyes
  • Performer: Thomas Round (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Isidore Godfrey
  • Running Time: 3 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1889

>Sullivan, Arthur : The Gondoliers :: Dance a cachucha, fandango, bolero
  • Conductor: Isidore Godfrey
  • Running Time: 1 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1889

>Sullivan, Arthur : The Gondoliers :: From the sunny Spanish shore
  • Performers: Gillian Knight (Mezzo Soprano); John Reed (Voice); Jeffrey Skitch (Baritone); Jennifer Toye (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Isidore Godfrey
  • Running Time: 1 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1889

>Sullivan, Arthur : The Gondoliers :: I stole the Prince
  • Performers: Gillian Knight (Mezzo Soprano); John Reed (Voice); Kenneth Sandford (Baritone); Jeffrey Skitch (Baritone); Jennifer Toye (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Isidore Godfrey
  • Running Time: 2 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1889

>Sullivan, Arthur : The Gongoliers :: Then one of us will be a queen
  • Performers: Thomas Round (Tenor); Mary Sansom (Soprano); Alan Styler (Baritone); Joyce Wright (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Isidore Godfrey
  • Running Time: 2 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1889

>Sullivan, Arthur : Princess Ida :: If you give me your attention
  • Performer: John Reed (Voice)
  • Conductor: Malcolm Sargent
  • Running Time: 2 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1884

>Sullivan, Arthur : Princess Ida :: The woman of the wisest wit
  • Performers: Ann Hood (Soprano); Valerie Masterson (Soprano); David Palmer (Tenor); Philip Potter (Tenor); Jeffrey Skitch (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Malcolm Sargent
  • Running Time: 2 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1884

>Sullivan, Arthur : Princess Ida :: I built upon a rock
  • Performer: Elizabeth Harwood (Voice)
  • Conductor: Malcolm Sargent
  • Running Time: 3 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1884

>Sullivan, Arthur : Princess Ida :: Whene'er I spoke sarcastic joke
  • Performer: John Reed (Voice)
  • Conductor: Malcolm Sargent
  • Running Time: 2 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1884

>Sullivan, Arthur : Princess Ida :: This helmet I suppose
  • Performers: Donald Adams (Bass); George Cook (Baritone); Anthony Raffell (Bass)
  • Conductor: Malcolm Sargent
  • Running Time: 2 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1884