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The Essential (2CD)


Gilbert & Sullivan


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"A very well sung recording indeed. Monica Sinclair is probably the very best Buttercup on disc and John Cameron makes a very special Captain. For once the Glynebourne crowd really sound like they are enjoying making the recording. Orchestra and chorus are nicely balanced."

(Mel Moratti on H.M.S. Pinafore)

"Exceptionally good singing especially in the Act One finale. George Baker is a strong Lord Chancellor. Monica Sinclair is an excellent Fairy Queen - she certainly sends chills up the spine with her 'Take down our sentence as we speak it'."

(Mel Moratti on Iolanthe)

"Loaded with atmosphere and possibly the best sung recording of Ruddigore. Every word is clearly heard. Owen Brannigan is a terrifying Sir Despard and Elsie Morison is delightful as Rose."

(Mel Moratti on Ruddigore)

CD1

The Mikado

1. Act I - A wand'ring minstrel, I (Nanki-Poo, Nobles)

2. Act I - Behold the Lord High Executioner! (Nobles, Ko-Ko)

3. Act I - As some day it may happen (Ko-Ko, Nobles)

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

5. Act II - The sun, whose rays are all ablaze (Yum-Yum)

6. Act II - Here's a how-de-do! (Yum-Yum, Nanki-Poo, Ko-Ko)

7. Act II - A more humane Mikado (Mikado, Nobles)

8. Act II - The criminal cried (Ko-Ko, Nobles, Pitti-Sing, Pooh-Bah)

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

10. Act II - On a tree by a river a little tom-tit (Ko-Ko)

11. Act II - There is beauty in the bellow of the blast (Katisha, Ko-Ko)

12. Act II - For he's gone and married Yum-Yum (Pitti-Sing, Ko-Ko, Nanki-Poo, Yum-Yum, Others)

Trial by Jury

13. When I, good friends, was called to the Bar (Judge, Others)

H.M.S. Pinafore

14. Act I - I'm called Little Buttercup (Buttercup)

15. Act I - I am the captain of the Pinafore (Captain Corcoran, Sailors)

16. Act I - Sorry her lot who loves too well (Josephine)

17. Act I - When I was a lad I served a term (Sir Joseph, Relatives, Sailors)

18. Act II - Never mind the why and wherefore (Captain Corcoran, Sir Joseph, Josephine)

The Pirates of Penzance

19. Act I - Oh, better far to live and die (Pirate King, Pirates)

20. Act I - Oh, is there not one maiden breast? (Frederic, Girls, Mabel)

21. Act I - Poor wandering one (Mabel, Girls)

22. Act I - I am the very model of a modern Major-General (Major-General, Girls, Pirates)

23. Act II - When the foeman bears his steel (Sergeant of Police, Policemen, Mabel, Edith, Girls, Major-General)

24. Act II - Ah, leave me not to pine (Mabel, Frederic)

25. Act II - When a felon's not engaged in his employment (Sergeant, Policemen)

26. Act II - With cat-like tread (Pirates, Policemen, Samuel)

CD2

Patience

1. Act I - The soldiers of our Queen (Dragoons, Colonel Calverley)

2. Act I - Am I alone and unobserved? (Bunthorne)

3. Act II - Sad is that woman's lot (Jane)

4. Act II - A magnet hung in a hardware shop (Grosvenor, Maidens)

5. Act II - So go to him and say to him (Jane, Bunthorne)

6. Act II - When I go out of door (Bunthorne, Grosvenor)

7. Act II - After much debate internal (Duke, Bunthorne, All)

Iolathe

8. Act I - When I went to the Bar as a very young man (Lord Chancellor)

9. Act I - Iolanthe - Finale Act 1 (The lady of my love....)

10. Act II - When all night long a chap remains (Sentr

y Song) (Private Willis) 11. Act II - When Britain really ruled the waves (Mountararat, Fairies, Peers)

12. Act II - When you're lying awake with a dismal headache (Nightmare Song) (Lord Chancellor)

13. Act II - If you go in, you're sure to win (Tolloller, Mountararat, Lord Chancellor)

Ruddigore

14. Act I - In sailing o'er life's ocean wide (Rose, Richard, Robin)

15. Act II - When the night wind howls (Roderic, Ancestors)

16. Act II - My eyes are fully open (Robin, Margaret, Sir Despard)

The Gondoliers

17. Act I - From the sunny Spanish shore (Duke, Duchess, Casilda, Luiz)

18. Act I - When a merry maiden marries (Tessa, Chorus)

19. Act II - Take a pair of sparkling eyes (Marco)

20. Act II - Dance a cachucha, fandango, bolero (Chorus)

21. Act II - I am a courtier grave and serious (Casilda, Duchess, Marco, Giuseppe, Duke)

The Yeomen of the Guard

22. Act I - I have a song to sing, O! (Elsie, Point, Crowd)

23. Act I - Were I thy bride (Phoebe)

24. Act II - Comes the pretty young bride (All)


Product Details

Artist: Gilbert & Sullivan
Album: The Essential (2CD)
Cat #: 3278612
Date: 10/06/2012
Format: Audio CD
Discs: 2
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Genres: Classical
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