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The Best Of Gilbert & Sullivan: Vintage D'oyly Carte

Gilbert / Sullivan / D'oyly Carte Opera Company
Release Date: 10/05/2010 
Label:  Musical Concepts   Catalog #: 1088   Spars Code: AAD 
Composer:  Arthur Sullivan
Performer:  Ella HalmanLeslie RandsMartyn GreenMuriel Harding,   ... 
Conductor:  Isidore Godfrey
Orchestra/Ensemble:  D'Oyly Carte Opera Company
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Mono 
Length: 1 Hours 19 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Between 1949 and 1955, Decca Records (UK) recorded eleven operettas by librettist W. S. Gilbert and the composer Arthur Sullivan with the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company. These recordings -- still prized by collectors -- brought these witty, enormously popular operettas to an international audience, capturing the talents of a remarkable circle of singing actors under the musical direction of Isidore Godfrey. Alto is pleased to present this outstanding compilation of thirty essential tracks from this recorded legacy, newly remastered and available together for the first time — at an unbeatable price! Between 1949 and 1955, Decca Records (UK) recorded eleven operettas by librettist W. S. Gilbert and the composer Arthur Sullivan with the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company. These recordings -- still prized by collectors -- brought these witty, enormously popular operettas to an international audience, capturing the talents of a remarkable circle of singing actors under the musical direction of Isidore Godfrey. Alto is pleased to present this outstanding compilation of thirty essential tracks from this recorded legacy, newly remastered and available together for the first time — at an unbeatable price! Read less

Works on This Recording

1. HMS Pinafore: I'm called little buttercup by Arthur Sullivan
Performer:  Ella Halman (Voice), Ella Halman (Voice)
Conductor:  Isidore Godfrey
Orchestra/Ensemble:  D'Oyly Carte Opera Company
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878; England 
Date of Recording: 1949 
Length: 1 Minutes 25 Secs. 
2. HMS Pinafore: I am the Captain of the Pinafore by Arthur Sullivan
Performer:  Leslie Rands (Voice)
Conductor:  Isidore Godfrey
Orchestra/Ensemble:  D'Oyly Carte Opera Company
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878; England 
Date of Recording: 1949 
Length: 2 Minutes 18 Secs. 
3. HMS Pinafore: When I was a lad by Arthur Sullivan
Performer:  Martyn Green (Voice), Martyn Green (Voice)
Conductor:  Isidore Godfrey
Orchestra/Ensemble:  D'Oyly Carte Opera Company
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878; England 
Date of Recording: 1949 
Length: 3 Minutes 1 Secs. 
4. HMS Pinafore: Never mind the why and wherefore by Arthur Sullivan
Performer:  Leslie Rands (Voice), Martyn Green (Voice), Muriel Harding ()
Conductor:  Isidore Godfrey
Orchestra/Ensemble:  D'Oyly Carte Opera Company
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878; England 
Date of Recording: 1949 
Length: 2 Minutes 37 Secs. 
5. HMS Pinafore: He is an Englishman by Arthur Sullivan
Performer:  Richard Walker (Voice)
Conductor:  Isidore Godfrey
Orchestra/Ensemble:  D'Oyly Carte Opera Company
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878; England 
Date of Recording: 1949 
Length: 1 Minutes 40 Secs. 
6. Iolanthe: When All Night Long by Arthur Sullivan
Performer:  Fisher Morgan (Voice), Fisher Morgan (Voice)
Conductor:  Isidore Godfrey
Orchestra/Ensemble:  D'Oyly Carte Opera Company
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: 1882; United Kingdom 
Date of Recording: 1951 
Length: 3 Minutes 58 Secs. 
7. Iolanthe: When you're lying awake "Nightmare Song" by Arthur Sullivan
Performer:  Martyn Green (Voice), Martyn Green (Voice)
Conductor:  Isidore Godfrey
Orchestra/Ensemble:  D'Oyly Carte Opera Company
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1882; England 
Date of Recording: 1951 
Length: 3 Minutes 44 Secs. 
8. Iolanthe: If you go in "Faint heart never won fair lady" by Arthur Sullivan
Performer:  Eric Thornton (Voice), Martyn Green (Voice), Leonard Osborn ()
Conductor:  Isidore Godfrey
Orchestra/Ensemble:  D'Oyly Carte Opera Company
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1882; England 
Date of Recording: 1951 
Length: 2 Minutes 26 Secs. 
9. Mikado: A wandering minstrel I by Arthur Sullivan
Performer:  Leonard Osborn (), Leonard Osborn ()
Conductor:  Isidore Godfrey
Orchestra/Ensemble:  D'Oyly Carte Opera Company
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1885; England 
Date of Recording: 1950 
Length: 4 Minutes 36 Secs. 
10. Mikado: I've got a little list by Arthur Sullivan
Performer:  Martyn Green (Voice), Martyn Green (Voice)
Conductor:  Isidore Godfrey
Orchestra/Ensemble:  D'Oyly Carte Opera Company
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1885; England 
Date of Recording: 1950 
Length: 2 Minutes 7 Secs. 
11. Mikado: Three little maids from school by Arthur Sullivan
Performer:  Margaret Mitchell (Voice), Joan Gillingham (Voice), Joan Gillingham (Voice),
Margaret Mitchell (Voice), Joyce Wright (Voice), Joyce Wright (Voice)
Conductor:  Isidore Godfrey
Orchestra/Ensemble:  D'Oyly Carte Opera Company
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1885; England 
Date of Recording: 1950 
Length: 1 Minutes 32 Secs. 
12. Mikado: The sun whose rays are all ablaze by Arthur Sullivan
Performer:  Margaret Mitchell (Voice)
Conductor:  Isidore Godfrey
Orchestra/Ensemble:  D'Oyly Carte Opera Company
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1885; England 
Date of Recording: 1950 
Length: 2 Minutes 38 Secs. 
13. Mikado: Here's a how-de-do by Arthur Sullivan
Performer:  Margaret Mitchell (Voice), Martyn Green (Voice), Leonard Osborn (),
Martyn Green (Voice)
Conductor:  Isidore Godfrey
Orchestra/Ensemble:  D'Oyly Carte Opera Company
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1885; England 
Date of Recording: 1950 
Length: 1 Minutes 11 Secs. 
14. Mikado: The flowers that bloom in the spring by Arthur Sullivan
Performer:  Martyn Green (Voice), Joe Gillingham (Voice), Richard Watson (),
Margaret Mitchell (Voice), Leonard Osborn ()
Conductor:  Isidore Godfrey
Orchestra/Ensemble:  D'Oyly Carte Opera Company
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1885; England 
Date of Recording: 1950 
Length: 1 Minutes 26 Secs. 
15. Mikado: On a tree by a river a little tom-tit "Tit Willow" by Arthur Sullivan
Performer:  Martyn Green (Voice), Martyn Green (Voice)
Conductor:  Isidore Godfrey
Orchestra/Ensemble:  D'Oyly Carte Opera Company
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1885; England 
Date of Recording: 1950 
Length: 2 Minutes 34 Secs. 
16. Ruddigore: When the night wind howls by Arthur Sullivan
Performer:  Darrell Fancourt ()
Conductor:  Isidore Godfrey
Orchestra/Ensemble:  D'Oyly Carte Opera Company
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; England 
Date of Recording: 1950 
Length: 2 Minutes 38 Secs. 
17. Ruddigore: My eyes are fully open by Arthur Sullivan
Performer:  Martyn Green (Voice), Darrell Fancourt (), Ann Drummond-Grant (Voice),
Richard Watson ()
Conductor:  Isidore Godfrey
Orchestra/Ensemble:  D'Oyly Carte Opera Company
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; England 
Date of Recording: 1950 
Length: 1 Minutes 42 Secs. 
18. Gondoliers: We're called Gondolieri by Arthur Sullivan
Performer:  Leonard Osborn (), Alan Styler ()
Conductor:  Isidore Godfrey
Orchestra/Ensemble:  D'Oyly Carte Opera Company
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1889; England 
Date of Recording: 1950 
Length: 2 Minutes 16 Secs. 
19. Gondoliers: In enterprise of martial kind by Arthur Sullivan
Performer:  Margaret Mitchell (Voice), Henry Goodier (Voice), Martyn Green (Voice)
Conductor:  Isidore Godfrey
Orchestra/Ensemble:  D'Oyly Carte Opera Company
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1889; England 
Date of Recording: 1950 
Length: 1 Minutes 38 Secs. 
20. Gondoliers: When a merry maiden marries by Arthur Sullivan
Performer:  Yvonne Dean (Voice)
Conductor:  Isidore Godfrey
Orchestra/Ensemble:  D'Oyly Carte Opera Company
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1889; England 
Date of Recording: 1950 
Length: 2 Minutes 54 Secs. 
21. Gondoliers: Take a pair of sparkling eyes by Arthur Sullivan
Performer:  Leonard Osborn ()
Conductor:  Isidore Godfrey
Orchestra/Ensemble:  D'Oyly Carte Opera Company
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1889; England 
Date of Recording: 1950 
Length: 3 Minutes 14 Secs. 
22. Gondoliers: In a contemplative fashion by Arthur Sullivan
Performer:  Alan Styler (), Yvonne Dean (Voice), Muriel Harding (),
Leonard Osborn ()
Conductor:  Isidore Godfrey
Orchestra/Ensemble:  D'Oyly Carte Opera Company
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1889; England 
Date of Recording: 1950 
Length: 2 Minutes 6 Secs. 
23. Pirates of Penzance: Poor wand'ring one by Arthur Sullivan
Performer:  Muriel Harding ()
Conductor:  Isidore Godfrey
Orchestra/Ensemble:  D'Oyly Carte Opera Company
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1879; England 
Date of Recording: 1949 
Length: 2 Minutes 37 Secs. 
24. Pirates of Penzance: When the foeman bares his steel by Arthur Sullivan
Performer:  Joan Gillingham (Voice), Martyn Green (Voice), Muriel Harding (),
Richard Watson ()
Conductor:  Isidore Godfrey
Orchestra/Ensemble:  D'Oyly Carte Opera Company
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1879; England 
Date of Recording: 1949 
Length: 5 Minutes 1 Secs. 
25. Pirates of Penzance: A policeman's lot by Arthur Sullivan
Performer:  Richard Watson ()
Conductor:  Isidore Godfrey
Orchestra/Ensemble:  D'Oyly Carte Opera Company
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: 1879; England 
Date of Recording: 1949 
Length: 2 Minutes 12 Secs. 
26. Pirates of Penzance: With catlike tread by Arthur Sullivan
Performer:  Donald [D'Oyly Carte] Harris (Voice)
Conductor:  Isidore Godfrey
Orchestra/Ensemble:  D'Oyly Carte Opera Company
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1879; England 
Date of Recording: 1949 
Length: 2 Minutes 43 Secs. 
27. Yeomen of the Guard: When our gallant Norman foes by Arthur Sullivan
Conductor:  Isidore Godfrey
Orchestra/Ensemble:  D'Oyly Carte Opera Company
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888; England 
Date of Recording: 1950 
Length: 4 Minutes 24 Secs. 
28. Yeomen of the Guard: I have a song to sing by Arthur Sullivan
Performer:  Martyn Green (Voice), Muriel Harding ()
Conductor:  Isidore Godfrey
Orchestra/Ensemble:  D'Oyly Carte Opera Company
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888; England 
Date of Recording: 1950 
Length: 3 Minutes 37 Secs. 
29. Yeomen of the Guard: Hereupon we're both agreed by Arthur Sullivan
Performer:  Martyn Green (Voice), Richard Watson ()
Conductor:  Isidore Godfrey
Orchestra/Ensemble:  D'Oyly Carte Opera Company
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888; England 
Date of Recording: 1950 
Length: 1 Minutes 37 Secs. 
30. The Pirates of Penzance: I Am the Very Model of a Modern Major General by Arthur Sullivan
Performer:  Martyn Green (Voice)
Conductor:  Isidore Godfrey
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: 1879; England 
Date of Recording: 1949 
Length: 2 Minutes 46 Secs. 

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