The Best of Gilbert & Sullivan

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The Best of Gilbert & Sullivan



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29th May 2007




2 hours 30 minutes


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The Best of Gilbert & Sullivan

Excerpts from 1948-1954

CD - 2 discs


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Arthur Sullivan: HMS Pinafore


Act I: We sail the ocean blue (Chorus)

Act I: Hail, Men-O'-Wars men - I'm called Little Buttercup (Buttercup)

Act I: My gallant crew, good morning - I am the captain of the Pinafore (Captain, Chorus)

Act I: When I was a lad (Sir Joseph, Chorus)

Act II: Never mind the why and wherefore (Josephine, Captain, Sir Joseph)

Act II: Pretty daughter of mine - He is a Englishman (Captain, Ralph, Josephine, Boatswain, Deadeye, Hebe, Sir Joseph, Chorus)

Act II: Oh joy, oh rapture unforeseen (Josephine, Hebe, Ralph, Deadeye, Captain, Buttercup, Sir Joseph, Chorus)

Arthur Sullivan: Patience

Act I: I cannot tell what this love may be (Patience, Maidens)

Act I: When I first put this uniform on (Colonel, Dragoons)

Act I: Am I alone? If you're anxious for to shine (Bunthorne)

Act II: A magnet hung in a hardware shop (Grosvenor, Maidens)

Act II: So go to him and say to him (Bunthorne, Jane)

Act II: If Saphir I choose to marry (Duke, Major, Colonel, Angela, Saphir)

Arthur Sullivan: The Sorcerer

The Sorcerer, Act I: My name is John Wellington Wells (Mr Wells)

Arthur Sullivan: Ruddigore

Act I: I know a youth who loves a little maid (Robin, Rose)

Act I: When the buds are blossoming (Rose, Hannah, Ensemble, Chorus)

Act II: When the night wind howls (Sir Roderic, Ghosts)

Act II: My eyes are fully open (Sir Ruthven, Despard, Margaret)

Arthur Sullivan: Princess Ida

Princess Ida, Act I: If you give me your attention (King Gama, Chorus)

Arthur Sullivan: The Gondoliers

Act I: We're called gondolieri (Marco, Giuseppe)

Act I: When a merry maiden marries (Tessa, Chorus)

Act I: Now Marco dear my wishes hear (Gianetta, Tessa, Marco, Giuseppe)

Act II: Take a pair of sparkling eyes (Marco)

Act II: Dance a Cachucha (Chorus)

Act II: In a contemplative fashion (Tessa, Gianetta, Marco, Giuseppe)

Act II: Here is a case unprecedented! (Casilda, Gianetta, Tesca, Marco, Giuseppe)

Arthur Sullivan: Iolanthe


Act I: Loudly let the trumpet bray! (Chorus)

Act II: When all night long (Private Willis)

Act II: When Britain really ruled the waves (Mountararat, Chorus)

Act II: Love, unrequited, robs me of my rest - When you're lying awake (Lord Chancellor)

Act II: If you go in (Mountararat, Tolloller, Lord Chancellor)

Arthur Sullivan: Trial by Jury

Trial by Jury: When I, good friends (Judge)

Arthur Sullivan: The Pirates of Penzance

Act I: Oh, is there not one maiden breast (Frederic, Mabel, Ladies)

Act I: I am the very model of a modern Major-General (Major-General, Chorus)

Act II: When foreman bares his steel (Sergeant, Police, Mabel, Edith)

Act II: Ah! Leave me not to pine (Mabel, Frederic)

Act II: When a felon's not engaged (Sergeant, Police)

Act II: With cat-like tread (Pirates, Police, Samuel)

Arthur Sullivan: The Yeomen of the Guard

Act I: I have a song to sing, O (Point, Elsie, Chorus)

Act II: Oh! A private buffoon is a lighthearted loon (Point)

Act II: When a wooer goes a-wooing (Point, Fairfax, Elsie, Phoebe)

Arthur Sullivan: The Mikado (excerpts)

Act I: A Wand'ring Minstrel I (Nanki-Poo, Chorus)

Act I: Behold the Lord High Executioner - Taken from a county jail (Ko-Ko, Chorus)

Act I: As some day it may happen (Ko-Ko, Chorus)

Act I: Three little maids from school (Yum-Yum, Peep-Bo, Pitti-Sing)

Act II: A more humane Mikado - My object all sublime (Mikado, Chorus)

Act II: The flowers that bloom in the spring (Yum-Yum, Pitti-Sing, Nanki-Poo, Pooh-Bah, Ko-Ko)

Act II: On a tree by a river (Ko-Ko)

Act II: Finale: For he's gone and married Yum-Yum (All)

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