Sir Arthur Sullivan
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1842-05-13
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Sir Arthur Sullivan

Biography

Sir Arthur Seymour Sullivan MVO (13 May 1842 – 22 November 1900) was an English composer. He is best known for his series of 14 operatic collaborations with the dramatist W. S. Gilbert, including H.M.S. Pinafore, The Pirates of Penzance ...

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Biography

Sir Arthur Seymour Sullivan MVO (13 May 1842 – 22 November 1900) was an English composer. He is best known for his series of 14 operatic collaborations with the dramatist W. S. Gilbert, including H.M.S. Pinafore, The Pirates of Penzance and The Mikado. His works comprise 23 operas, 13 major orchestral works, eight choral works and oratorios, two ballets, incidental music to several plays, and numerous hymns and other church pieces, songs, and piano and chamber pieces. The best known of his hymns and songs include "Onward Christian Soldiers" and "The Lost Chord".

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Princess Ida - Introduction
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Princess Ida - Introduction
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Am I alone and unobserved? [Patience]
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Am I alone and unobserved? [Patience]
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HMS Pinafore (The hours creep on apace)
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HMS Pinafore (The hours creep on apace)
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HMS Pinafore (Refrain audicious tar)
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HMS Pinafore (Refrain audicious tar)
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HMS Pinafore (A maiden fair to see)
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HMS Pinafore (A maiden fair to see)
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HMS Pinafore, or The lass that loved a sailor, Overture
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HMS Pinafore, or The lass that loved a sailor, Overture
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Pineapple Poll - Reconciliation and Grand Finale
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Pineapple Poll - Reconciliation and Grand Finale
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Overture di ballo
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Overture di ballo
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The Gondoliers - From the sunny Spanish shore
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The Gondoliers - From the sunny Spanish shore
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The sun whose rays
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The sun whose rays
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The Mikado - Overture
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The Mikado - Overture
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Pineapple Poll - Opening dance
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Pineapple Poll - Opening dance
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Nearer My God To Thee / Just As I Am (feat. Nicky Brown, Mark Crawford, Jerry Logan, Clive McKinley, Michael Osbourne, Olrick Coker, Marcia Walder Thomas & Danielle Mahailet)
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Nearer My God To Thee / Just As I Am (feat. Nicky Brown, Mark Crawford, Jerry Logan, Clive McKinley, Michael Osbourne, Olrick Coker, Marcia Walder Thomas & Danielle Mahailet)
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The Pirates of Penzance - Overture
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The Pirates of Penzance - Overture
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The Yeomen of the guard, or The merryman and his maid - opera, Overture
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The Yeomen of the guard, or The merryman and his maid - opera, Overture
Bryn Terfel
Ruddigore, or The witch's curse..: Act 2 no.20; When the night wind howls..
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Ruddigore, or The witch's curse..: Act 2 no.20; When the night wind howls..
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Overture to Act 4 of The Tempest, Op.1
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Overture to Act 4 of The Tempest, Op.1
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Ruddigore; Act 2 no.20; When the night wind howls (The ghosts' high noon)
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Ruddigore; Act 2 no.20; When the night wind howls (The ghosts' high noon)
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'If you go in you're sure to win' (Iolanthe, Act II)
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'If you go in you're sure to win' (Iolanthe, Act II)
Gilbert O’Sullivan
HMS Pinafore - Act 2 Entr'acte; Fair moon to thee I sing
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HMS Pinafore - Act 2 Entr'acte; Fair moon to thee I sing
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The Mikado, Act 1; A Wandering Minstrel I
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The Mikado, Act 1; A Wandering Minstrel I
Richard Egarr
When I Was A Lad
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When I Was A Lad
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Macbeth Overture
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Macbeth Overture
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The Grand Duke
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The Grand Duke
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Symphony in E major "Irish", 3rd movement; Allegretto
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Symphony in E major "Irish", 3rd movement; Allegretto
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'When I went to the Bar as a Very Young Man' (Iolanthe, Act 1)
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'When I went to the Bar as a Very Young Man' (Iolanthe, Act 1)
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Iolanthe Act 2 no.7; Love unrequited..When you're lying awake
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Iolanthe Act 2 no.7; Love unrequited..When you're lying awake
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The Mikado - Three Little Maids from School are We
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The Mikado - Three Little Maids from School are We
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Sir Arthur Sullivan Biography

Sir Arthur Seymour Sullivan MVO (13 May 1842 – 22 November 1900) was an English composer. He is best known for his series of 14 operatic collaborations with the dramatist W. S. Gilbert, including H.M.S. Pinafore, The Pirates of Penzance and The Mikado. His works comprise 23 operas, 13 major orchestral works, eight choral works and oratorios, two ballets, incidental music to several plays, and numerous hymns and other church pieces, songs, and piano and chamber pieces. The best known of his hymns and songs include "Onward Christian Soldiers" and "The Lost Chord".

The son of a military bandmaster, Sullivan composed his first anthem at age eight. He was selected as soloist in the boys' choir of the Chapel Royal. In 1856, the Royal Academy of Music awarded the first Mendelssohn Scholarship to the 14-year-old Sullivan, allowing him to study first at the Academy and then in Germany, at the Leipzig Conservatoire. His graduation piece was a suite of incidental music to Shakespeare's The Tempest. When it was performed in London in 1862, it was an immediate sensation. Sullivan began his composing career with a series of ambitious works, interspersed with hymns, parlour ballads and other light pieces. Among his best received early pieces were a ballet, L'Île Enchantée (1864), and his Irish Symphony, Cello Concerto and Overture in C (In Memoriam) (all in 1866). From 1861 to 1872, he supplemented his income by working as a church organist and music teacher, and writing hymns and songs.

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