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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Misc. Notes 600 dpi. Needs to be cleaned and repaired for the parts to be serviceable in performance and personal study. "Bassoons" and "Cellos/Basses" parts had missing pages in each, replaced by the reprinted Kalmus parts.
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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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Misc. Notes Chappell likely printed vocal scores in time for the premiere (December 1889). Wadsworth filed for the Church issue in 1889 and the original Chappell after the first of the year. The scanned copy scanned was probably printed between 1890 and 1894.
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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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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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Arrangements and Transcriptions

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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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General Information

Work Title The Gondoliers, or The King of Barataria
Alternative. Title Operetta in Two Acts
Composer Sullivan, Arthur
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IAS 20
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
Related Works Pieces based on 'The Gondoliers'
External Links Wikipedia article
Gilbert & Sullivan Archive

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