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Gilbert & Sullivan: Mikado Highlights, Overtures / Faris, Alwyn

Faris,Alexander
Release Date: 03/14/2006 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 35973  
Composer:  Arthur Sullivan
Performer:  David CroftEdward DarlingIan HumphrisElizabeth Harwood,   ... 
Conductor:  Kenneth AlwynAlexander Faris
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic OrchestraWestminster Symphony OrchestraLinden Singers
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
CD not available: This title is currently only available as an MP3 download.  

This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

Complete Track Listing:

The Mikado (or, The Town of Titipu) (highlights)

1 Overture

Act I
2 If you want to know who we are (Nobles)
3 Gentlemen, I pray you tell me...A wand'ring minstrel, I (Nanki-Poo, Nobles)
4 Our great Mikado, virtuous man (Pish-Tush, Nobles)
5 Behold the Lord High Executioner (chorus, Ko-Ko)
6 As some day it may happen (Ko-Ko, chorus)
7 Three little maids from school (Yum-Yum, Peep-Bo, Pitti-Sing, Girls)
8 I am so proud (Poo-Bah, Ko-Ko, Pish-Tush)
9 Finale: Your revels cease (Katisha, Nanki-Poo, Pitti-Sing, Yum-Yum, chorus)

Act II
10 The sun, whose rays are all ablaze (Yum-Yum)
11
Read more Brightly dawns our wedding day (Yum-Yum, Pitti-Sing, Nanki-Poo, Pish-Tush)
12 Here's a how-de-do! (Yum-Yum, Nanki-Poo, Ko-Ko)
13 Miya sama, miya sama (chorus, Mikado, Katisha)
14 A more humane Mikado (Mikado, chorus)
15 The criminal cried (Ko-Ko, chorus, Pitti-Sing, Poo-Bah)
16 The flowers that bloom in the spring (Nanki-Poo, Yum-Yum, Pitti-Sing, Poo-Bah, Ko-Ko)
17 On a tree by a river a little tom-tit (Ko-Ko)
18 There is beauty in the bellow of the blast (Katisha, Ko-Ko)
19 For he's gone and married Yum-Yum (all)

20 Patience - Overture
21 Iolanthe - Overture
22 The Yeomen of the Guard - Overture
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Works on This Recording

1.
Patience: Overture by Arthur Sullivan
Conductor:  Kenneth Alwyn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881; England 
Date of Recording: 04/1963 
2.
Iolanthe: Overture by Arthur Sullivan
Conductor:  Kenneth Alwyn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1882; England 
Date of Recording: 04/1963 
3.
Yeomen of the Guard: Overture by Arthur Sullivan
Conductor:  Kenneth Alwyn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888; England 
Date of Recording: 04/1963 
4.
Mikado: Overture by Arthur Sullivan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1885; England 
5.
Mikado: If you want to know who we are by Arthur Sullivan
Performer:  David Croft (Voice)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Linden Singers,  Westminster Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1885; England 
6.
Mikado: Gentlemen, I pray you tell me by Arthur Sullivan
Performer:  Edward Darling (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Linden Singers,  Westminster Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1885; England 
7.
Mikado: Our great Mikado, virtuous man by Arthur Sullivan
Performer:  Ian Humphris (Singer)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Linden Singers,  Westminster Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1885; England 
8.
Mikado: Behold the Lord High Executioner by Arthur Sullivan
Performer:  David Croft (Voice)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Linden Singers,  Westminster Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1885; England 
9.
Mikado: As some day it might happen "List Song" by Arthur Sullivan
Performer:  David Croft (Voice)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Linden Singers,  Westminster Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1885; England 
10.
Mikado: Three little maids from school by Arthur Sullivan
Performer:  Elizabeth Harwood (Soprano), Barbara Elsy (Singer), Pauline Stevens (Mezzo Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Linden Singers,  Westminster Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1885; England 
11.
Mikado: I am so proud by Arthur Sullivan
Performer:  David Croft (Voice), John Gower (Baritone), Ian Humphris (Singer)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1885; England 
12.
Mikado: Your revels cease by Arthur Sullivan
Performer:  Elizabeth Harwood (Soprano), Barbara Elsy (Singer), Noreen Willett (Alto),
Edward Darling (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Linden Singers,  Westminster Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1885; England 
13.
Mikado: The sun whose rays are all ablaze by Arthur Sullivan
Performer:  Elizabeth Harwood (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1885; England 
14.
Mikado: Brightly dawns our wedding day by Arthur Sullivan
Performer:  Ian Humphris (Singer), Edward Darling (Tenor), Barbara Elsy (Singer),
Elizabeth Harwood (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1885; England 
15.
Mikado: Here's a how-de-do by Arthur Sullivan
Performer:  Edward Darling (Tenor), Elizabeth Harwood (Soprano), David Croft (Voice)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1885; England 
16.
Mikado: Miya sama, miya sama by Arthur Sullivan
Performer:  Noreen Willett (Alto), William Dickie (Baritone)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Linden Singers,  Westminster Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1885; England 
17.
Mikado: A more humane Mikado by Arthur Sullivan
Performer:  William Dickie (Baritone)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Linden Singers,  Westminster Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1885; England 
18.
Mikado: The criminal cried as he dropp'd him down by Arthur Sullivan
Performer:  David Croft (Voice), John Gower (Baritone), Barbara Elsy (Singer)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Linden Singers,  Westminster Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1885; England 
19.
Mikado: The flowers that bloom in the spring by Arthur Sullivan
Performer:  David Croft (Voice), Barbara Elsy (Singer), Elizabeth Harwood (Soprano),
John Gower (Baritone), Edward Darling (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1885; England 
20.
Mikado: On a tree by a river a little tom-tit "Tit Willow" by Arthur Sullivan
Performer:  David Croft (Voice)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1885; England 
21.
Mikado: There is beauty in the bellow of the blast by Arthur Sullivan
Performer:  Noreen Willett (Alto), David Croft (Voice)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1885; England 
22.
Mikado: For he's gone and married Yum-Yum by Arthur Sullivan
Performer:  Barbara Elsy (Soprano), Pauline Stevens (Mezzo Soprano), Noreen Willett (Alto),
William Dickie (Baritone), Edward Darling (Tenor), Elizabeth Harwood (Soprano),
David Croft (Baritone), Ian Humphris (Baritone), John Gower (Baritone)
Conductor:  Alexander Faris
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Linden Singers,  Westminster Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1885; England 

Sound Samples

The Mikado - Overture
The Mikado (or, The Town of Titipu), Act I: If you want to know who we are (Nobles)
The Mikado (or, The Town of Titipu), Act I: Gentlemen, I pray you tell me...A wand'ring minstrel, I (Nanki-Poo, Nobles)
The Mikado (or, The Town of Titipu), Act I: Our great Mikado, virtuous man (Pish-Tush, Nobles)
The Mikado (or, The Town of Titipu), Act I: Behold the Lord High Executioner (chorus, Ko-Ko)
The Mikado (or, The Town of Titipu), Act I: As some day it may happen (Ko-Ko, chorus)
The Mikado (or, The Town of Titipu), Act I: Three little maids from school (Yum-Yum, Peep-Bo, Pitti-Sing, Girls)
The Mikado (or, The Town of Titipu), Act I: I am so proud (Poo-Bah, Ko-Ko, Pish-Tush)
The Mikado (or, The Town of Titipu), Act I: Finale: Your revels cease (Katisha, Nanki-Poo, Pitti-Sing, Yum-Yum, chorus)
The Mikado (or, The Town of Titipu), Act II: The sun, whose rays are all ablaze (Yum-Yum)
The Mikado (or, The Town of Titipu), Act II: Brightly dawns our wedding day (Yum-Yum, Pitti-Sing, Nanki-Poo, Pish-Tush)
The Mikado (or, The Town of Titipu), Act II: Here's a how-de-do! (Yum-Yum, Nanki-Poo, Ko-Ko)
The Mikado (or, The Town of Titipu), Act II: Miya sama, miya sama (chorus, Mikado, Katisha)
The Mikado (or, The Town of Titipu), Act II: A more humane Mikado (Mikado, chorus)
The Mikado (or, The Town of Titipu), Act II: The criminal cried (Ko-Ko, chorus, Pitti-Sing, Poo-Bah)
The Mikado (or, The Town of Titipu), Act II: The flowers that bloom in the spring (Nanki-Poo, Yum-Yum, Pitti-Sing, Poo-Bah, Ko-Ko)
The Mikado (or, The Town of Titipu), Act II: On a tree by a river a little tom-tit (Ko-Ko)
The Mikado (or, The Town of Titipu), Act II: There is beauty in the bellow of the blast (Katisha, Ko-Ko)
The Mikado (or, The Town of Titipu), Act II: For he's gone and married Yum-Yum (all)
Patience - Overture
Iolanthe - Overture
The Yeomen of the Guard - Overture

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