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The D'Oyly Carte Opera Company The Best Of Gilbert & Sullivan 3CD + BONUS DVD


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The D'Oyly Carte Opera Company
The Best Of Gilbert & Sullivan
3CD + BONUS DVD
In the 1870s and 1880s Gilbert and Sullivan collaborated on writing 11 great works that created a legacy that continues even today. Their light operas are still performed today in concert halls and theatres all over the world.
 
This beautifully packaged collection  features over 80 of their best loved songs and choruses.
The recordings are among the finest available, made by  the D’Oyle Carte Opera Company conducted by Isidore Godfrey and the Pro Arte Orchestra and The Glyndebourne Festival Chorus conducted by Sir Malcom Sargent.
 
Also in this unique package is a DVD of Gilbert and Sullivan’s centenary celebrations live from the Royal Albert Hall  plus details and cast lists.

Disc: 1

1. The Yeomen Of The Guard (Overture)

2. Hark The Hour Of Ten Is Sounding

3. When I Good Friends Was Called To The Bar

4. My Name Is John Wellington Wells

5. We Sail The Ocean Blue

6. I m Called Little Buttercup

7. My Gallant Crew, Good Morning!

8. I Am The Captain Of The Pinafore

9. When I Was A Lad

10. Fair Moon, To Thee I Sing

11. Things Are Seldom What They Seem

12. Never Mind The Why And Wherefore

13. He Is An Englishman

14. Oh Better Far To Live And Die

15. Climbing Over Rocky Mountain

16. Oh Is There Not One Maiden Breast

17. Poor Wandering One

18. What Ought We To Do?...How Beautifully Blue The Sky

19. I Am The Model Of A Modern Major General

20. When The Foeman Bares His Steel

21. When You Had Left Our Pirate Fold

22. Ah Leave Me Not To Pine

23. When A Felon s Not Engaged In His Employment

24. With Cat-Like Tread

25. I Cannot Tell What This Love May Be

26. So Go To Him And Say To Him

27. If Saphir I Choose To Marry

Disc: 2

1. March And Entry Of The Peers: Loudly Let The Trumpet Bray!

2. The Law Is The True Embodiment

3. When I Went To The Bar

4. When All Night Long A Chap Remains

5. When Britain Really Ruled The Waves

6. O Foolish Fay

7. Love Unrequited Robs Of My Rest

8. When You re Lying Awake With A Dismal Headache

9. If You Go In

10. The Woman Of The Wisest Wit

11. Would You Know The Kind Of Maid?

12. Whenever I Spoke Sarcastic Joke

13. A Wandring Minstrel I

14. Behold The Lord High Executioner

15. As Some Day It Must Happen

16. Comes A Train Of Little Ladies

17. Three Little Maids From School

18. Were You Not To Ko-Ko Plighted

19. Braid The Raven Hair

20. The Sun Whose Rays

21. Here's A How-De-Do

22. A More Humane Mikado

23. The Flowers That Bloom In The Spring

24. On A Tree By A River (Tit Willow)

25. There Is Beauty In The Bellow Of The Blast

26. Finale:For He s Gone And Married Yum-Yum

27. When The Night Wind Howls

28. My Eyes Are Fully Open To My Awful Situation

Disc: 3

1. Tower Warders Under Orders

2. When Our Gallant Norman Foes

3. Is Life A Boon

4. I Have A Song To Sing O!

5. I ve Jibe And Joke

6. Tis Done I Am A Bride

7. Were I Thy Bride

8. O A Private Buffoon!

9. Here-Upon We're Both Agreed

10. Strange Adventure

11. A Man Who Would Woo A Fair Maid

12. When A Wooer Goes A-Wooing

13. For The Merriest Fellows Are We

14. We're Called Gondolieri

15. From The Sunny Spanish Shore

16. In Enterprise Of Martial Kind

17. I Stole The Prince

18. When A Merry Maiden Marries

19. A Regular, Royal Queen

20. Rising Early In The Morning

21. Take A Pair Of Sparkling Eyes

22. Dance A Cachucha

23. There Lived A King

24. In A Contemplative Fashion

25. I Am A Courtier Grave And Serious

26. Once More Gondolieri! Full Company

Disc: 4

Massed Choral Forces led by The Royal Choral Society with the Hertfordshire County Youth Orchestra conducted by Marcus Dods
 
W.S. Gilbert – Peter Cellier Arthur Sullivan – Peter Rapley Himself – Michael Heyland
 
Recorded in the Royal Albert Hall, London on October 11th 1982

1. Gilbert & Sullivan Centenary Celebration DVD from Royal Albert Hall including extracts from

2. The Pirates Of Penzance

3. HMS Pinafore

4. The Gondoliers

5. The Mikado