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Gilbert & Sullivan Edition / D'Oyly Carte Opera Company [25-CD Set]


Release Date: 06/14/2011 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 001566702   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Arthur Sullivan
Performer:  Jeanette RoachDaphne GillCeinwen JonesMary Sansom,   ... 
Conductor:  Isidore GodfreyRoyston NashSir Charles MackerrasSir Malcolm Sargent,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Symphony OrchestraD'Oyly Carte Opera ChorusRoyal Philharmonic Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 25 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

29 May 2011 marks the 100th anniversary of the death of W. S. [Sir William Schwenck] Gilbert – the librettist in what is one of the most famous musical partnerships [with Sir Arthur Sullivan] in music history.

DECCA’s earliest recordings of G&S with the D’Oyly Carte Opera Company were made between 1949 and 1955 in MONO; In 1957 the first in a new series of stereo recordings was initiated with The Pirates of Penzance, culminating in 1966 with The Sorcerer; between 1967 and 1979 a second series of recordings was made.

This set contains mainly the first series of stereo recordings [The Mikado and The Prates of Penzance are the second stereo versions]

Tracklisting:
CD 1-2
The Gondoliers [1960
Read more recording with dialogue]

CD 3-4
The Grand Duke [1976 recording without dialogue]
+ Overture Di Ballo
March & Graceful Dance from from Henry VIII

CD 5-6
H.M.S. Pinafore [1959 recording with dialogue]

CD 7-8
Iolanthe [1960 recording with dialogue]

CD 9-10
The Mikado [1973 recording without dialogue]

CD 11-12
Patience [1961 without dialogue]

CD 13-14
The Pirates of Penzance [1967 recording with dialogue]

CD 15-16
Princess Ida [1965 recording without dialogue]
Pineapple Poll [1982 recording]

CD 17-18
Ruddigore [1962 recording without dialogue]
Cox and Box [1961 recording]

CD 19-20
The Sorcerer [1966 recording without dialogue]
The Zoo [1977 recording]

CD 21-22
Utopia Limited [1975 recording without dialogue]
Overture: Macbeth [recorded 1974]
Victoria and Merrie England [[recorded 1978]
Overture: Marmion [recorded 1976]

CD 23-24
The Yeomen of the Guard [1964 recording without dialogue]
Trial by Jury [1963 recording]

Bonus CD
CD 25
Songs and Snatches
Favourite songs from The Gondoliers, Iolanthe,
Ruddigore and The Yeomen of the Guard

Cast List:
The D'Oyly Carte Opera Company

New Symphony Orchestra of London
Isidore Godfrey
[The Gondoliers · HMS Pinafore
Iolanthe · Patience · Cox and Box

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Royston Nash
[The Grand Duke · The Mikado
The Zoo · Utopia Limited
Overtures: Macbeth; Marmion; Victoria and Merrie England]

Isidore Godfrey
[The Pirates of Penzance · The Sorcerer]

Sir Malcolm Sargent
[Princess Ida · The Yeomen of the Guard]

James Walker
[Songs and Snatches]

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
Isidore Godfrey
[Ruddigore · Trial by Jury]

Philharmonia Orchestra
Sir Charles Mackerras
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Works on This Recording

1. Gondoliers by Arthur Sullivan
Performer:  Jeanette Roach (Alto), Daphne Gill (Soprano), Ceinwen Jones (Mezzo Soprano),
Mary Sansom (Soprano), Joyce Wright (Mezzo Soprano), Michael Wakeham (Baritone),
Dawn Bradshaw (Soprano), Jennifer Toye (Soprano), Gillian Knight (Mezzo Soprano),
Alan Styler (Baritone), Thomas Round (Tenor), Jeffrey Skitch (Baritone),
Kenneth Sandford (Baritone), John Reed (Baritone)
Conductor:  Isidore Godfrey
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Symphony Orchestra,  D'Oyly Carte Opera Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1889; England 
2. Grand Duke by Arthur Sullivan
Performer:  John Ayldon (Bass), Jon Ellison (Baritone), Michael Rayner (Baritone),
Glynis Prendergast (Soprano), Kenneth Sandford (Baritone), James Conroy-Ward (Baritone),
Barbara Lilley (Soprano), Lyndsie Holland (Alto), Jane Metcalfe (Mezzo Soprano),
Julia Goss (Soprano), Patricia Leonard (Alto), Beti Lloyd-Jones (Alto),
Anne Eggleston (Soprano), John Reed (Baritone), Meston Reid (Tenor)
Conductor:  Royston Nash
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; England 
3. Henry VIII: Allegro moderato alla marcia by Arthur Sullivan
Conductor:  Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878; England 
4. Henry VIII: Allegretto grazioso by Arthur Sullivan
Conductor:  Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878; England 
5. HMS Pinafore by Arthur Sullivan
Performer:  Gillian Knight (Mezzo Soprano), Joyce Wright (Mezzo Soprano), Jean Hindmarsh (Soprano),
Donald Adams (Bass), Thomas Round (Tenor), Jeffrey Skitch (Baritone),
John Reed (Baritone), George Cook (Bass), Eric Wilson-Hyde (Baritone)
Conductor:  Isidore Godfrey
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Symphony Orchestra,  D'Oyly Carte Opera Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878; England 
6. Iolanthe by Arthur Sullivan
Performer:  Dawn Bradshaw (Soprano), Pauline Wales (Mezzo Soprano), Jennifer Toye (Soprano),
Yvonne Newman (Mezzo Soprano), Gillian Knight (Mezzo Soprano), Kenneth Sandford (Baritone),
Alan Styler (Baritone), Thomas Round (Tenor), Donald Adams (Bass),
John Reed (Baritone), Mary Sansom (Soprano)
Conductor:  Isidore Godfrey
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Symphony Orchestra,  D'Oyly Carte Opera Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1882; England 
7. Mikado by Arthur Sullivan
Performer:  John Reed (Baritone), Colin Wright (Tenor), John Ayldon (Bass),
Kenneth Sandford (Baritone), Lyndsie Holland (Alto), Pauline Wales (Mezzo Soprano),
Peggy Ann Jones (Mezzo Soprano), Valerie Masterson (Soprano), John Broad (Bass),
Michael Rayner (Baritone)
Conductor:  Royston Nash
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,  D'Oyly Carte Opera Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1885; England 
8. Patience by Arthur Sullivan
Performer:  Gillian Knight (Mezzo Soprano), John Potter (Tenor), John Reed (Baritone),
Kenneth Sandford (Baritone), Jennifer Toye (Soprano), Beti Lloyd-Jones (Mezzo Soprano),
Yvonne Newman (Mezzo Soprano), Mary Sansom (Soprano), John Carter (Tenor),
Donald Adams (Bass)
Conductor:  Isidore Godfrey
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Symphony Orchestra,  D'Oyly Carte Opera Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881; England 
9. Pirates of Penzance by Arthur Sullivan
Performer:  Christine Palmer (Alto), Pauline Wales (Mezzo Soprano), Susan Maisey (Soprano),
Jean Allister (Mezzo Soprano), Valerie Masterson (Soprano), Owen Brannigan (Bass),
Philip Potter (Tenor), George Cook (Bass), Donald Adams (Bass),
John Reed (Baritone)
Conductor:  Isidore Godfrey
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,  D'Oyly Carte Opera Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1879; England 
10. Princess Ida by Arthur Sullivan
Performer:  Elizabeth Harwood (Soprano), George Cook (Bass), Valerie Masterson (Soprano),
John Potter (Tenor), Ann Hood (Soprano), David Palmer (Tenor),
Kenneth Sandford (Baritone), Jeffrey Skitch (Baritone), John Reed (Baritone),
Donald Adams (Bass), Anthony Raffell (Bass), Christine Palmer (Alto)
Conductor:  Sir Malcolm Sargent
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,  D'Oyly Carte Opera Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1884; England 
11. Pineapple Poll by Arthur Sullivan
Conductor:  Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1951; England 
12. Ruddigore by Arthur Sullivan
Performer:  Mary Sansom (Soprano), Gillian Knight (Mezzo Soprano), Jean Hindmarsh (Soprano),
Donald Adams (Bass), Stanley Riley (Bass), Kenneth Sandford (Baritone),
Thomas Round (Tenor), John Reed (Baritone), Jean Allister (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Isidore Godfrey
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra,  D'Oyly Carte Opera Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; England 
13. Cox and Box by Arthur Sullivan
Performer:  Donald Adams (Bass), Joseph Riordan (Tenor), Alan Styler (Baritone)
Conductor:  Isidore Godfrey
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1866; England 
14. Sorcerer by Arthur Sullivan
Performer:  Donald Adams (Bass), Jean Allister (Mezzo Soprano), Valerie Masterson (Soprano),
David Palmer (Tenor), Christine Palmer (Alto), John Reed (Baritone),
Stanley Riley (Bass), Ann Hood (Soprano), Alan Styler (Baritone)
Conductor:  Isidore Godfrey
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,  D'Oyly Carte Opera Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877/1884; England 
Date of Recording: 1966 
15. The Zoo by Arthur Sullivan
Performer:  Geoffrey Shovelton (Tenor), Jane Metcalfe (Mezzo Soprano), Julia Goss (Soprano),
John Ayldon (Bass Baritone), Kenneth Sandford (Baritone), Meston Reid (Tenor)
Conductor:  Royston Nash
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,  D'Oyly Carte Opera Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1975; England 
16. Utopia Limited by Arthur Sullivan
Performer:  Judi Merri (Mezzo Soprano), Julia Goss (Soprano), Pamela Field (Soprano),
David Porter (Bass Baritone), Colin Wright (Tenor), Michael Rayner (Baritone),
John Broad (Bass), James Conroy-Ward (Baritone), Meston Reid (Tenor),
Michael Buchan (Baritone), Jon Ellison (Baritone), John Ayldon (Bass),
John Reed (Baritone), Kenneth Sandford (Baritone), Lyndsie Holland (Alto),
Rosalind Griffiths (Soprano)
Conductor:  Royston Nash
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,  D'Oyly Carte Opera Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; England 
17. MacBeth: Overture by Arthur Sullivan
Conductor:  Royston Nash
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888; England 
18. Victoria and Merrie England: Suite by Arthur Sullivan
Conductor:  Royston Nash
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1897; England 
19. Marmion Overture by Arthur Sullivan
Conductor:  Royston Nash
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867; England 
20. Yeomen of the Guard by Arthur Sullivan
Performer:  David Palmer (Tenor), Thomas Lawlor (Baritone), Gillian Knight (Mezzo Soprano),
Ann Hood (Soprano), Elizabeth Harwood (Soprano), Margaret Eales (Soprano),
Kenneth Sandford (Baritone), Donald Adams (Bass), Anthony Raffell (Bass),
John Reed (Baritone), Philip Potter (Tenor)
Conductor:  Sir Malcolm Sargent
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,  D'Oyly Carte Opera Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888; England 
21. Overture di ballo by Arthur Sullivan
Conductor:  Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Written: 1870 rev 1889 
22. Trial by Jury by Arthur Sullivan
Performer:  Ann Hood (Soprano), Thomas Round (Tenor), Kenneth Sandford (Baritone),
Anthony Raffell (Bass), John Reed (Baritone), Donald Adams (Bass)
Conductor:  Isidore Godfrey
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra,  D'Oyly Carte Opera Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875; England 
23. Gondoliers: From the sunny Spanish shore by Arthur Sullivan
Conductor:  James Walker
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,  D'Oyly Carte Opera Company
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1889; England 
24. Gondoliers: There was a time by Arthur Sullivan
Conductor:  James Walker
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,  D'Oyly Carte Opera Company
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1889; England 
25. Gondoliers: Then one of us by Arthur Sullivan
Conductor:  James Walker
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,  D'Oyly Carte Opera Company
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1889; England 
26. Gondoliers: To help unhappy commoners by Arthur Sullivan
Conductor:  James Walker
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,  D'Oyly Carte Opera Company
27. Iolanthe: Love, unrequited, robs me of my rest by Arthur Sullivan
Conductor:  James Walker
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,  D'Oyly Carte Opera Company
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1882; England 
28. Iolanthe: None shall part us from each other by Arthur Sullivan
Conductor:  James Walker
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,  D'Oyly Carte Opera Company
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1882; England 
29. Iolanthe: If you go in "Faint heart never won fair lady" by Arthur Sullivan
Conductor:  James Walker
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,  D'Oyly Carte Opera Company
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1882; England 
30. Iolanthe: When I went to the Bar as a very young man by Arthur Sullivan
Conductor:  James Walker
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,  D'Oyly Carte Opera Company
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1882; England 
31. Iolanthe: Though p'r'aps I may incur your blame by Arthur Sullivan
Conductor:  James Walker
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,  D'Oyly Carte Opera Company
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1882; England 
32. Ruddigore: My boy, you may take it from me by Arthur Sullivan
Conductor:  James Walker
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,  D'Oyly Carte Opera Company
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; England 
33. Ruddigore: I know a youth by Arthur Sullivan
Conductor:  James Walker
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,  D'Oyly Carte Opera Company
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: 1887; United Kingdom 
34. Ruddigore: There grew a little flower by Arthur Sullivan
Conductor:  James Walker
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,  D'Oyly Carte Opera Company
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; England 
35. Ruddigore: The battle's roar is over by Arthur Sullivan
Conductor:  James Walker
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,  D'Oyly Carte Opera Company
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; England 
36. Ruddigore: In sailing o'er life's ocean wide by Arthur Sullivan
Conductor:  James Walker
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,  D'Oyly Carte Opera Company
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; England 
37. Yeoman of the Guard: Hereupon we're both agreed by Arthur Sullivan
Conductor:  James Walker
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,  D'Oyly Carte Opera Company
38. Yeoman of the Guard: I've jibe and joke by Arthur Sullivan
Conductor:  James Walker
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,  D'Oyly Carte Opera Company
39. Yeomen of the Guard: When a wooer goes a-wooing by Arthur Sullivan
Conductor:  James Walker
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,  D'Oyly Carte Opera Company
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888; England 
40. Yeoman of the Guard: A man who would woo a fair maid by Arthur Sullivan
Conductor:  James Walker
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,  D'Oyly Carte Opera Company

Sound Samples

The Gondoliers or The King of Barataria: Overture
1. List and learn
2. Good morrow, pretty maids
3. For the merriest fellows are we
4. See, see at last they come to make their choice
5. Buon' giorno, signorine!
The Gondoliers: We're called gondolieri, but that's a vagary
7. And now to choose our brides!
8. Are you peeping?
9. Thank you gallant gondolieri
10. From the sunny Spanish shore
The Gondoliers: In enterprise of martial kind
12. O rapture, when alone together
13. There was a time, a time for ever gone
14. I stole the Prince
15. But, bless my heart, consider my position!
16. Try we life-long we can never
17. Bride-groom and bride!
18. When a merry maiden marries
19. Kind sir, you cannot have the heart, our lives to p
20. Do not give way to this uncalled-for grief
Then one of us will be a Queen
22. Now pray, what us the cause of this
23. Replying, we sing as one individual
24. For ev'ryone who feels inclined
25. Come let's away - our island crown awaits me
26. Now, Marco dear, my wishes hear
27. Then away they go to an island fair
28. Of happiness the very pith
29. Rising early in the morning
The Gondoliers: Take a pair of sparkling eyes
31. Here we are, at the risk of our lives
32. After sailing to this land
33. Dance a cachucha, fandango, bolero
34. There lived a king, as I've been told
35. In a contemplative fashion
36. With ducal pomp and ducal pride
37. This polite attention
38. On the day when I was wedded
39. To help unhappy commoners
40. Small titles and orders for mayors and recorders
41. I am a courtier grave and serious
42. Here is a case unprecedented!
43. Now let the loyal lieges gather round
44. Speak woman speak, we're all attention!
45. The royal prince was by the king entrusted
46. Luiz! Casilda!
47. One more, gondolieri

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