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Sir Arthur Sullivan
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1842-05-13
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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 such enduring works as H.M.S. Pinafore, ...

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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 such enduring works as H.M.S. Pinafore, The Pirates of Penzance and The Mikado. Sullivan composed 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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Mackerras, Charles, Sir Arthur Sullivan, Sir Charles Mackerras & London Philharmonic Orchestra
Pineapple Poll - Opening dance
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Pineapple Poll - Opening dance Pineapple Poll - Opening dance Pineapple Poll - Opening dance Pineapple Poll - Opening dance
BBC Philharmonic, Sir Arthur Sullivan & Richard Hickox
Overture to Act 4 of The Tempest, Op.1
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Overture to Act 4 of The Tempest, Op.1 Overture to Act 4 of The Tempest, Op.1 Overture to Act 4 of The Tempest, Op.1 Overture to Act 4 of The Tempest, Op.1
Sir Arthur Sullivan & D’Oyly Carte Opera Orchestra, John Pryce-Jones (conductor)
Thespis – Pas de Chales
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Thespis – Pas de Chales Thespis – Pas de Chales Thespis – Pas de Chales Thespis – Pas de Chales
Sir Arthur Sullivan, Bridget Costello, Richard Baker & Simon Butteriss
Princess Ida, or Castle Adamant - comic opera
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Princess Ida, or Castle Adamant - comic opera Princess Ida, or Castle Adamant - comic opera Princess Ida, or Castle Adamant - comic opera Princess Ida, or Castle Adamant - comic opera
Sir Arthur Sullivan, Bridget Costello & Richard Baker
Princess Ida, or Castle Adamant - comic opera
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Princess Ida, or Castle Adamant - comic opera Princess Ida, or Castle Adamant - comic opera Princess Ida, or Castle Adamant - comic opera Princess Ida, or Castle Adamant - comic opera
Sir Arthur Sullivan, Richard Baker & Simon Butteriss
Princess Ida, or Castle Adamant - comic opera
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Princess Ida, or Castle Adamant - comic opera Princess Ida, or Castle Adamant - comic opera Princess Ida, or Castle Adamant - comic opera Princess Ida, or Castle Adamant - comic opera
Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Gilbert, William Schwenck, Swedish Radio Choir, Paul Daniel, Bryn Terfel & Sir Arthur Sullivan
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.. Ruddigore, or The witch's curse..: Act 2 no.20; When the night wind howls.. Ruddigore, or The witch's curse..: Act 2 no.20; When the night wind howls.. Ruddigore, or The witch's curse..: Act 2 no.20; When the night wind howls..
Sir Arthur Sullivan & The King’s Singers
The Long day closes for a capella choir
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The Long day closes for a capella choir The Long day closes for a capella choir The Long day closes for a capella choir The Long day closes for a capella choir
Arthur Sullivan (The King's Singers)
The Long Day Closes
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The Long Day Closes The Long Day Closes The Long Day Closes The Long Day Closes
Sir Arthur Sullivan, BBC Philharmonic & Richard Hickox
Symphony in E major 'Irish'
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Symphony in E major 'Irish' Symphony in E major 'Irish' Symphony in E major 'Irish' Symphony in E major 'Irish'
Sir Arthur Sullivan, Peter Robinson, Lesley Garrett & Orchestra of English National Opera
The Mikado, The town of Titipu: Act 2 no.2; The Sun, whose rays are all ablaze
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The Mikado, The town of Titipu: Act 2 no.2; The Sun, whose rays are all ablaze The Mikado, The town of Titipu: Act 2 no.2; The Sun, whose rays are all ablaze The Mikado, The town of Titipu: Act 2 no.2; The Sun, whose rays are all ablaze The Mikado, The town of Titipu: Act 2 no.2; The Sun, whose rays are all ablaze

The Mikado, The town of Titipu: Act 2 no.2; The Sun, whose rays are all ablaze

Conductor
Peter Robinson
Orchestra
Orchestra of English National Opera
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Sir Arthur Sullivan, The D'Oyly Carte Opera Orchestra, Gilbert, William Schwenck & John Pryce-Jones
The Pirates of Penzance - Overture
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The Pirates of Penzance - Overture The Pirates of Penzance - Overture The Pirates of Penzance - Overture The Pirates of Penzance - Overture

The Pirates of Penzance - Overture

Orchestra
The D'Oyly Carte Opera Orchestra
Librettist
Gilbert, William Schwenck
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Sir Arthur Sullivan, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra & Sir Charles Groves
The Mikado - overture
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The Mikado - overture The Mikado - overture The Mikado - overture The Mikado - overture
Sir Arthur Sullivan, John Pryce-Jones, The D'Oyly Carte Opera Company & New Symphony Orchestra of London
Dance a Cachuca from The Gondoliers
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Dance a Cachuca from The Gondoliers Dance a Cachuca from The Gondoliers Dance a Cachuca from The Gondoliers Dance a Cachuca from The Gondoliers
George Baker, Ian Wallace, Sir Arthur Sullivan, Alexander Young, Malcolm Sargent & Pro Arte Orchestra
If you go in [Iolanthe]
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If you go in [Iolanthe] If you go in [Iolanthe] If you go in [Iolanthe] If you go in [Iolanthe]
Sir Arthur Sullivan, Geraint Evans, Malcolm Sargent & Pro Arte Orchestra
Tit Willow [The Mikado]
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Tit Willow [The Mikado] Tit Willow [The Mikado] Tit Willow [The Mikado] Tit Willow [The Mikado]
Sir Arthur Sullivan, Richard Suart, John Pryce-Jones & D'Oyly Carte Opera Orchestra
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 Iolanthe Act 2 no.7; Love unrequited..When you're lying awake Iolanthe Act 2 no.7; Love unrequited..When you're lying awake Iolanthe Act 2 no.7; Love unrequited..When you're lying awake
Sir Arthur Sullivan, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra & David Lloyd-Jones
Pineapple Poll - Opening
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Pineapple Poll - Opening Pineapple Poll - Opening Pineapple Poll - Opening Pineapple Poll - Opening
Sir Arthur Sullivan
Loudly let the trumpet bray (from Iolanthe)
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Loudly let the trumpet bray (from Iolanthe) Loudly let the trumpet bray (from Iolanthe) Loudly let the trumpet bray (from Iolanthe) Loudly let the trumpet bray (from Iolanthe)
Neville Marriner, Sir Arthur Sullivan & Academy Of St. Martin In The Fields
Patience – Overture
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Patience – Overture Patience – Overture Patience – Overture Patience – Overture
Sir Arthur Sullivan, Peggy Ann Jones, Valerie Masterson, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Royston Nash & Pauline Wales
The Mikado; 'Three Little Maids from School'
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The Mikado; 'Three Little Maids from School' The Mikado; 'Three Little Maids from School' The Mikado; 'Three Little Maids from School' The Mikado; 'Three Little Maids from School'
Sir Arthur Sullivan, Martyn Green, W.S. Gilbert & Ella Halman
Small Titles and Orders (The Gondoliers)
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Small Titles and Orders (The Gondoliers) Small Titles and Orders (The Gondoliers) Small Titles and Orders (The Gondoliers) Small Titles and Orders (The Gondoliers)
Peter Robinson, Sir Arthur Sullivan, Eric Idle & English National Opera Orchestra
I've got a little list (The Mikado)
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I've got a little list (The Mikado) I've got a little list (The Mikado) I've got a little list (The Mikado) I've got a little list (The Mikado)
Neill Archer, Sir Arthur Sullivan, Sir Charles Mackerras & English National Opera Orchestra
The Yeomen of the guard, or The merryman and his maid - opera: Act 1 no.5; Is life a boon?
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The Yeomen of the guard, or The merryman and his maid - opera: Act 1 no.5; Is life a boon? The Yeomen of the guard, or The merryman and his maid - opera: Act 1 no.5; Is life a boon? The Yeomen of the guard, or The merryman and his maid - opera: Act 1 no.5; Is life a boon? The Yeomen of the guard, or The merryman and his maid - opera: Act 1 no.5; Is life a boon?
The D'Oyly Carte Opera Orchestra, Sir Arthur Sullivan & John Pryce-Jones
The Gondoliers - Overture
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The Gondoliers - Overture The Gondoliers - Overture The Gondoliers - Overture The Gondoliers - Overture
Pineapple Poll + Sullivan/S. Robinson: Savoy Dances and overtures to Iolanthe and the Mikado. John Hollingsworth/Pro Arte Orchestra
The Mikado Overture
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The Mikado Overture The Mikado Overture The Mikado Overture The Mikado Overture

The Mikado Overture

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Pineapple Poll + Sullivan/S. Robinson: Savoy Dances and overtures to Iolanthe and the Mikado. John Hollingsworth/Pro Arte Orchestra
Sir Arthur Sullivan, Richard Hickox & BBC Philharmonic
The Tempest - incidental music (Op.1)
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The Tempest - incidental music (Op.1) The Tempest - incidental music (Op.1) The Tempest - incidental music (Op.1) The Tempest - incidental music (Op.1)
Sir Arthur Sullivan, Ronald Corp, The London Chorus, The New London Orchestra & Janice Watson
The Golden legend - cantata: Scene 3; The night is calm and cloudless
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The Golden legend - cantata: Scene 3; The night is calm and cloudless The Golden legend - cantata: Scene 3; The night is calm and cloudless The Golden legend - cantata: Scene 3; The night is calm and cloudless The Golden legend - cantata: Scene 3; The night is calm and cloudless
The D'Oyly Carte Opera Orchestra, Gilbert, William Schwenck, Sir Arthur Sullivan & John Pryce-Jones
The Mikado - Overture
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The Mikado - Overture The Mikado - Overture The Mikado - Overture The Mikado - Overture
Orchestra and Chorus of Welsh National Opera, Sir Arthur Sullivan, Sir Charles Mackerras & Richard Suart
The Pirates of Penzance - The Modern Major General
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The Pirates of Penzance - The Modern Major General The Pirates of Penzance - The Modern Major General The Pirates of Penzance - The Modern Major General The Pirates of Penzance - The Modern Major General
Sir Arthur Sullivan, N/A & The Pro Arte Orchestra c Sir Malcolm Sargent
DANCE OF THE NYMPHS & REAPERS (THE TEMPEST)
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DANCE OF THE NYMPHS & REAPERS (THE TEMPEST) DANCE OF THE NYMPHS & REAPERS (THE TEMPEST) DANCE OF THE NYMPHS & REAPERS (THE TEMPEST) DANCE OF THE NYMPHS & REAPERS (THE TEMPEST)
Sir Arthur Sullivan & Martin Savage
The Mikado, or The town of Titipu - comic opera: Act 1; Behold the Lord High Executioner!
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The Mikado, or The town of Titipu - comic opera: Act 1; Behold the Lord High Executioner! The Mikado, or The town of Titipu - comic opera: Act 1; Behold the Lord High Executioner! The Mikado, or The town of Titipu - comic opera: Act 1; Behold the Lord High Executioner! The Mikado, or The town of Titipu - comic opera: Act 1; Behold the Lord High Executioner!

The Mikado, or The town of Titipu - comic opera: Act 1; Behold the Lord High Executioner!

Performer
Martin Savage
Sir Arthur Sullivan, Richard Suart & D’Oyly Carte Opera Orchestra
Love, unrequited, robs me of my rest (from Iolanthe)
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Love, unrequited, robs me of my rest (from Iolanthe) Love, unrequited, robs me of my rest (from Iolanthe) Love, unrequited, robs me of my rest (from Iolanthe) Love, unrequited, robs me of my rest (from Iolanthe)
BBC Philharmonic, Sir Arthur Sullivan & Richard Hickox
In memoriam - overture in C major
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In memoriam - overture in C major In memoriam - overture in C major In memoriam - overture in C major In memoriam - overture in C major
Sir Arthur Sullivan, Gilbert, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra & D'OYLY CARTE OPERA COMPANY/NASH
By The Mystic Regulation (from The Grand Duke)
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By The Mystic Regulation (from The Grand Duke) By The Mystic Regulation (from The Grand Duke) By The Mystic Regulation (from The Grand Duke) By The Mystic Regulation (from The Grand Duke)
The D'Oyly Carte Opera Orchestra, Gilbert, William Schwenck, Sir Arthur Sullivan & John Owen Edwards
Patience - Overture
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Patience - Overture Patience - Overture Patience - Overture Patience - Overture
Sir Charles Mackerras, Sir Arthur Sullivan & Philharmonia Orchestra
Overture di ballo
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Overture di ballo Overture di ballo Overture di ballo Overture di ballo
Sir Arthur Sullivan, Royston Nash & Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Incidental music to Shakespeare's Henry VIII
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Incidental music to Shakespeare's Henry VIII Incidental music to Shakespeare's Henry VIII Incidental music to Shakespeare's Henry VIII Incidental music to Shakespeare's Henry VIII
Sir Arthur Sullivan, Joseph Spooner & David Owen Norris
Duo Concertante: – Allegro moderato
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Duo Concertante:  – Allegro moderato Duo Concertante:  – Allegro moderato Duo Concertante:  – Allegro moderato Duo Concertante:  – Allegro moderato
Sir Arthur Sullivan, Gerald Moore & Dame Janet Baker
Orpheus With His Lute
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Orpheus With His Lute Orpheus With His Lute Orpheus With His Lute Orpheus With His Lute
Sir Charles Mackerras, Sir Arthur Sullivan & Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Pineapple Poll - ballet compiled & arr. C Mackerras: Finale
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Pineapple Poll - ballet compiled & arr. C Mackerras: Finale Pineapple Poll - ballet compiled & arr. C Mackerras: Finale Pineapple Poll - ballet compiled & arr. C Mackerras: Finale Pineapple Poll - ballet compiled & arr. C Mackerras: Finale
Sir Arthur Sullivan, Royston Nash & Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Henry VIII - incidental music for tenor, chorus and orchestra: Allegretto grazio
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Henry VIII - incidental music for tenor, chorus and orchestra: Allegretto grazio Henry VIII - incidental music for tenor, chorus and orchestra: Allegretto grazio Henry VIII - incidental music for tenor, chorus and orchestra: Allegretto grazio Henry VIII - incidental music for tenor, chorus and orchestra: Allegretto grazio
English National Opera Orchestra, Sir Charles Mackerras & Sir Arthur Sullivan
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 The Yeomen of the guard, or The merryman and his maid - opera, Overture The Yeomen of the guard, or The merryman and his maid - opera, Overture The Yeomen of the guard, or The merryman and his maid - opera, Overture
Debbie Wiseman & Sir Arthur Sullivan
WILDE (1997): What is the love that dare not speak its name?
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WILDE (1997): What is the love that dare not speak its name? WILDE (1997): What is the love that dare not speak its name? WILDE (1997): What is the love that dare not speak its name? WILDE (1997): What is the love that dare not speak its name?
Malcolm Sargent, Sir Arthur Sullivan, Glyndebourne Opera Chorus, Pro Arte Orchestra & John Cameron
Our Great Mikado, Virtuous Man (The Mikado)
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Our Great Mikado, Virtuous Man (The Mikado) Our Great Mikado, Virtuous Man (The Mikado) Our Great Mikado, Virtuous Man (The Mikado) Our Great Mikado, Virtuous Man (The Mikado)
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