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.
Contents: 'Tis Done! I Am a Bride (YEOMEN OF THE GUARD) · A Lady Fair of Lineage High (PRINCESS IDA) · A Simple Sailor Lowly Born (HMS Pinafore) · Happy Young Heart (SORCERER) · How Would I Play This Part (GRAND DUKE) · I Built Upon a Rock (PRINCESS IDA) · I Cannot Tell What This Love May Be (PATIENCE) · If Somebody There Chanced to Be (RUDDIGORE) · Love Is a Plaintive Song (PATIENCE) · Oh, Goddess Wise (PRINCESS IDA) · Poor Wand'ring One (PIRATES OF PENZANCE) · So Ends My Dream (GRAND DUKE) · Sorry Her Lot Who Loves Too Well (HMS PINAFORE) · The Sun, Whose Rays Are All Ablaze (MIKADO) · and When He Is Here (THE SORCERER)