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20 Sad, Happy and Humorous Songs from the World of the Victorian Operetta

By Sir Arthur Seymour Sullivan

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20 Sad, Happy and Humorous Songs from the World of the Victorian Operetta. Composed by Gilbert and Sullivan and Sir Arthur Seymour Sullivan (1842-1900). Arranged by Barrie Carson Turner. This edition: performance score. Sheet music. Vocal. Classical. Collection (Soft-cover binding). With Language: English. 68 pages. Schott Music #ED13063. Published by Schott Music (HL.49016776).

Item Number: HL.49016776

ISBN 978-1-84761-047-8. 9.0x12.0x0.215 inches. English.

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!

  • Three Little Maids from School (from ÔThe MikadoÕ) 
  • The Sun, Whose Rays (from ÔThe MikadoÕ) 
  • The Flowers that Bloom in the Spring (from ÔThe MikadoÕ) 
  • Take a Pair of Sparkling Eyes (from ÔThe GondoliersÕ) 
  • Dance a Cachucha (from ÔThe GondoliersÕ) 
  • When Maiden Loves (from ÔThe Yeomen of the GuardÕ) 
  • Little Buttercup (from ÔH.M.S. PinaforeÕ) 
  • Poor WandÕring One (from ÔThe Pirates of PenzanceÕ) 
  • The PolicemanÕs Song (from ÔThe Pirates of PenzanceÕ) 
  • Happy Young Heart (from ÔThe SorcererÕ) 
  • For Love Alone (from ÔThe SorcererÕ) 
  • To a Garden Full of Posies (from ÔRuddigoreÕ) 
  • Silvered is the Raven Hair (from ÔPatienceÕ) 
  • Broken Every Promise Plighted (from ÔThe Grand DukeÕ) 
  • The SentryÕs Song (from ÔIolantheÕ) 
  • Oh, Foolish Fay (from ÔIolantheÕ) 
  • When But a Maid of Fifteen Year (from ÔUtopia LimitedÕ) 
  • Such a Disagreeable Man (from ÔPrincess IdaÕ) 
  • We Sail the Ocean Blue (from ÔH.M.S. PinaforeÕ) 
  • If Somebody There Chanced to Be (from ÔRuddigoreÕ) 

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