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Gilbert And Sullivan Backing Tracks

Gilbert And Sullivan Backing Tracks: A Wand’ring Minstrel,  I Am The Very Model Of A Modern Major General, Poor Wandering One, When I Was A Lad, When A Maiden Loves She Sits And Sighs, On A Tree By A River

 

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Gilbert and Sullivan refers to the Victorian-era theatrical partnership of the dramatist W. S. Gilbert (1836–1911) and the composer Arthur Sullivan (1842–1900) and to the works they jointly created. The two men collaborated on fourteen comic operas between 1871 and 1896, of which H.M.S. PinaforeThe Pirates of Penzance and The Mikado are among the best known.

Gilbert, who wrote the libretti for these operas, created fanciful “topsy-turvy” worlds where each absurdity is taken to its logical conclusion—fairies rub elbows with British lords, flirting is a capital offence, gondoliers ascend to the monarchy, and pirates emerge as noblemen who have gone astray. Sullivan, six years Gilbert’s junior, composed the music, contributing memorable melodies that could convey both humour and pathos.

Their operas have enjoyed broad and enduring international success and are still performed frequently throughout the English-speaking world. Gilbert and Sullivan introduced innovations in content and form that directly influenced the development of musical theatre through the 20th century  The operas have also influenced political discourse, literature, film and television and have been widely parodied and pastiched by humorists. The producer Richard D’Oyly Carte brought Gilbert and Sullivan together and nurtured their collaboration. He built the Savoy Theatre in 1881 to present their joint works (which came to be known as the Savoy Operas) and founded the D’Oyly Carte Opera Company, which performed and promoted Gilbert and Sullivan’s works for over a century.

The Gondoliers –

Take A Pair Of Sparkling Eyes  …  When A Merry Maiden Marries  …  

HMS Pinafore

I Am The Captain Of The Pinafore  …  I’m Called Little Buttercup  …  Never Mind The Why and Wherefore  …   When I Was A Lad  …  

Iolanthe

Bow Bow Ye Lower Middle Classes  …  If You Go In You’re Sure To Win  …  When I Went To The Bar  …   When You’re Lying Awake  …  

The Mikado

A More Humane Mikado  …  A Wand’ring Minstrel  …  As Some Day It Might Happen  …   Behold The Lord High Executioner  …  Flowers That Bloom In The Spring  …  For He’s Going To Marry Yum Yum  …  On A Tree By A River  …  The Sun Whose Rays Are All Ablaze  …  Three Little Maids  …   Willow Tit Willow  …  

Pirates of Penzance

Climbing Over Rocky Mountain  …  Frederic’s Aria  …   I Am The Very Model Of A Modern Major General  …  Oh Better To Live And Die  …  Oh Is There Not One Maiden  …   Poor Wandering One  …   Stay, We Must Not Lose Our Senses  …  When A Felon’s Not Engaged  …  When The Foeman Bares His Steel  …   When Fred’ric Was A Little Lad  …  With Cat Like Tread  …  

Princess Ida

Oh Goddess Wise  …  

Ruddigore

To A Garden Full Of Posies  …  

Yeoman Of The Guard

I Have A Song To Sing  …  The Yeoman Of The Guard  …  When A Maiden Loves She Sits And Sighs  …  

 

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