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Gilbert & Sullivan for Singers

The Vocal Library Mezzo-Soprano

By Sir Arthur Seymour Sullivan

The Vocal Library Mezzo-Soprano. Composed by Sir Arthur Seymour Sullivan (1842-1900) and W.S. Gilbert. Arranged by Richard Walters. Vocal Collection. Play Along. Softcover with CD. 88 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.740215).

Item Number: HL.740215

ISBN 0634059432. 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.

  • When Frederic Was A Lad 
  • To A Garden Full Of Posies 
  • Alone, And Yet Alive 
  • A Lady Fair 
  • Cheerily Carols The Lark 
  • Come Mighty Must! 
  • My Lord, a Suppliant at Your Feet 
  • On The Day When I Was Wedded 
  • Sir Rupert Murgatroyd 
  • When But A Maid Of Fifteen Years 
  • When Our Galland Norman Foes 
  • (I'm Called) Little Buttercup 
  • Were I Thy Bride 
  • When Maiden Loves, She Sits And Sighs 
  • When a Merry Maiden Marries 
  • Silver'd Is The Raven Hair 
  • Oh, Foolish Fay 
  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 3

    Karyn Peterson
    Montclair State University
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  • 2008-03-30 00:00:00.0 Great Book, but not for me.

    It's so difficult to find repertoire for the contralto voice range, and I really thought I'd hit the jackpot with this book, only to find that most of the songs weren't your Ruths and Katishas, but the arias of much younger characters. This is a great book...

    for mezzos looking to get into G&S work, but it would have been nice to have more than four songs I could actually use. I've been singing since I was a tot, and am training as an operatic contralto. I suppose the search continues...

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