Gilbert & Sullivan for Singers (The Vocal Library Mezzo-Soprano). By Sir Arthur Seymour Sullivan (1842-1900) and W.S. Gilbert. Arranged by Richard Walters. For Vocal. Vocal Collection. Play Along. Softcover with CD. 88 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.740215).
ISBN 0634059432. Play Along. 9x12 inches.
W.S. Gilbert wrote the words, Arthur Sullivan composed the music, and together they revolutionized theatre music in English. This new series presents songs and arias from their timeless operettas, collected by voice type. There are 15-17 songs per volume, with the most famous excerpts being peppered by beautiful, less known choices. The edition includes notes about the plot context of each selection. The piano accompaniments on the companion CDs were recorded by Laura Ward. Includes songs and arias from The Gondoliers, The Grand Duke, Iolanthe, HMS Pinafore, The Mikado, Patience, The Pirates of Penzance, Princess Ida, Ruddigore, The Sorcerer, Utopia Unlimited, The Yeomen of the Guard.