The Gondoliers (Sullivan, Arthur)

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Publisher. Info. London: Chappell / D'Oyly Carte Opera Co., n.d.(ca.1920)
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Publisher. Info. London: Chappell / D'Oyly Carte Opera Co., n.d.(ca.1920)
Reprinted New York: Edwin F. Kalmus, n.d.(1933-70).
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Arranger Joseph H. Wadsworth (fl.1878-1898), reduction
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Publisher. Info. London: Chappell & Co., 1890*. Plate 18,844.
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Arranger Joseph H. Wadsworth (fl.1878-1898), reduction
Publisher. Info. Cincinnati: The John Church Company, 1889.
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Arranger Joseph H. Wadsworth (fl.1878-1898), reduction
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Publisher. Info. London: Chappell & Co., n.d.(after 1911). Plate 18844.
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Arranger Joseph H. Wadsworth (fl.1878-1898), reduction
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Publisher. Info. London: Chappell & Co., n.d.(after 1911). Plate 18844.
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Misc. Notes This edition is believed to have been originally printed in the 1930s. This cover started to be issued on scores in the 1970s. The particular scanned score has been owned by MadOne since 1987 and is certainly over 25 years old. The back cover was lost so the back cover is now a copy of the front cover.
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Arrangements and Transcriptions

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For Piano solo (Wadsworth)

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Arranger Joseph H. Wadsworth (fl.1878-1898)
Publisher. Info. London: Chappell & Co., n.d.[1890]. Plate 18,845.
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Misc. Notes Procida Bucalossi (1832-1918), was the arranger of the selections entitled "Lancers", "Quadrilles", etc.
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Arranger Henry Farmer (1819–1891)
Publisher. Info. London: Chappell & Co., n.d.[1890]. Plate 18,863.
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Arranger Charles George Godfrey (1866–1935)
Publisher. Info. London: Chappell & Co., n.d. Plate 18866.
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General Information

Work Title The Gondoliers, or The King of Barataria
Alternative. Title Operetta in Two Acts
Composer Sullivan, Arthur
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 2 acts
  • Overture
Act I
1. "List and learn"
2. "From the sunny Spanish shore"
3. "In enterprise of martial kind"
4. "O rapture, when alone together"
5. "There was a time"
6. "I stole the prince"
7. "But, bless my heart"
8. "Try we life-long"
9. "Bridegroom and bride"
9a. "When a merry maiden marries"
10. "Kind sir, you cannot have the heart"
10a. "Then one of us will be a Queen"
Act II
11. "Of happiness the very pith"
12. "Rising early in the morning"
13. "Take a pair of sparkling eyes"
14. "Here we are at the risk of our lives"
15. "Dance a cachucha"
16. "There lived a king"
17. "In a contemplative fashion"
18. "With ducal pomp"
19. "On the day when I was wedded"
20. "To help unhappy commoners"
21. "I am a courtier grave and serious"
22. "Here is a case unprecedented"
First Performance. 1889-12-07 in London: Savoy Theatre
First Publication. 1889
Librettist William Schwenck Gilbert (1836–1911)
Language English
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation voices, chorus, orchestra
Cast
The Duke of Plaza-Toro, A Grandee of Spain (comic baritone)
Luiz, his Attendant (lyric baritone or tenor)
Don Alhambra del Bolero, the Grand Inquisitor (bass-baritone)
Marco Palmieri, Venetian Gondolier (tenor)
Giuseppe Palmieri, Venetian Gondolier (baritone)
Antonio, Venetian Gondolier (baritone)
Francesco, Venetian Gondolier (tenor)
Giorgio, Venetian Gondolier (bass)
Annibale, Venetian Gondolier (speaking role/chorus)
The Duchess of Plaza-Toro (contralto)
Casilda, Her Daughter (soprano)
Gianetta, Contadina (soprano)
Tessa, Contadina (mezzo-soprano)
Fiametta, Contadina (soprano)
Vittoria, Contadina (mezzo-soprano)
Giulia, Contadina (mezzo-soprano or soprano)
Inez, the King's Foster-mother (contralto)
Mixed Chorus (SATB)
gondoliers, contadine, men-at-arms, heralds, pages
Orchestra
2 flutes (2nd also piccolo), oboe, 2 clarinets (B), 2 bassoons
2 horns (F), 2 cornets (B/A), 3 trombones, percussion, strings
External Links Wikipedia article
Gilbert & Sullivan Archive

Misc. Comments

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