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 Maiden Fair To See (HMS PINAFORE) · A Tenor, All Singers Above (UTOPIA LIMITED) · A Wand'ring Minstrel I (MIKADO) · Fair Moon, to Thee I Sing (HMS PINAFORE) · For Love Alone (SORCERER) · Free From His Fetters Grim (YEOMAN OF THE GUARD) · I Shipped, D'Ye See (RUDDIGORE) · Is Life A Boon? (YEOMAN OF THE GUARD) · It Is Not Love (SORCERER) · Oh, Gentlemen, Listen, I Pray (TRIAL BY JURY) · Oh, Is There Not One Maiden Breast (PIRATES OF PENZANCE) · Rising Early In the Morning (GONDOLIERS) · Spurn Not the Nobly Born (IOLANTHE) · Take a Pair of Sparkling Eyes (GONDOLIERS) · Twenty Years Ago (PRINCESS IDA) · When First My Old, Old Love I Knew (TRIAL BY JURY) · and Would You Know the Kind of Maid (PRINCESS IDA).