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: A Lady Fair of Lineage High (PRINCESS IDA)· Alone, and Yet Alive (MIKADO)· Cheerily Carols the Lark (RUDDIGORE)· Come Mighty Must! (PRINCESS IDA) · I'm Called Little Buttercup (HMS PINAFORE) · My Lord, a Suppliant at Your Feet (IOLANTHE) · Oh, Foolish Fay (IOLANTHE) · On The Day When I Was Wedded (GONDOLIERS) · Silver'd Is the Raven Hair (PATIENCE) · Sir Rupert Murgatroyd (RUDDIGORE) · To a Garden Full of Posies (RUDDIGORE) · Were I Thy Bride (YEOMAN OF THE GUARD) · When A Merry Maiden Marries (THE GONDOLIERS) · When Frederic Was a Little Lad · (PIRATES OF PENZANCE) ·When Maiden Loves, She Sits and Sighs (YEOMAN OF THE GUARD) · and When Our Gallant Norman Foes (YEOMEN OF THE GUARD).