Arthur Sullivan

Born 13 May 1842. Died 22 November 1900
Arthur Sullivan
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1842-05-13
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Arthur Sullivan

Arthur Sullivan Biography (Wikipedia)

Sir Arthur Seymour Sullivan MVO (13 May 1842 – 22 November 1900) was an English composer. He is best known for 14 operatic collaborations with the dramatist W. S. Gilbert, including H.M.S. Pinafore, The Pirates of Penzance and The Mikado. His works include 24 operas, 11 major orchestral works, ten choral works and oratorios, two ballets, incidental music to several plays, and numerous church pieces, songs, and piano and chamber pieces. His hymns and songs include "Onward, Christian Soldiers" and "The Lost Chord".

The son of a military bandmaster, Sullivan composed his first anthem at the age of eight and was later a soloist in the boys' choir of the Chapel Royal. In 1856, at 14, he was awarded the first Mendelssohn Scholarship by the Royal Academy of Music, which allowed him to study at the academy and then at the Leipzig Conservatoire in Germany. His graduation piece, incidental music to Shakespeare's The Tempest (1861), was received with acclaim on its first performance in London. Among his early major works were a ballet, L'Île Enchantée (1864), a symphony, a cello concerto (both 1866) and his Overture di Ballo (1870). To supplement the income from his concert works he wrote hymns, parlour ballads and other light pieces, and worked as a church organist and music teacher.

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Pineapple Poll (Opening Dance)
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Pineapple Poll (Opening Dance)
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Take a pair of sparkling eyes (The Gondoliers)
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Take a pair of sparkling eyes (The Gondoliers)
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Three little maids (The Mikado)
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Three little maids (The Mikado)
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Trial by Jury; 'When I, good friends, was called to the bar'
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Trial by Jury; 'When I, good friends, was called to the bar'
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Pineapple Poll (Opening Dance)
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Pineapple Poll (Opening Dance)
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Symphony in E major, 'Irish' (3rd mvt)
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Symphony in E major, 'Irish' (3rd mvt)
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Haddon Hall (When the budding bloom of May)
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Haddon Hall (When the budding bloom of May)
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The Pirates of Penzance - 'I am the very model of a modern major General'
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The Pirates of Penzance - 'I am the very model of a modern major General'
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When the night wind howls (Ruddigore)
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When the night wind howls (Ruddigore)
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The long day closes
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The long day closes
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Bourrée; Waltz (The Merchant of Venice)
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Bourrée; Waltz (The Merchant of Venice)
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Marmion Overture
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Marmion Overture
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The Sun Whose Rays (The Mikado)
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The Sun Whose Rays (The Mikado)
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Overture di ballo
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Overture di ballo
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Henry VIII - incidental music for tenor, chorus and orchestra - March
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Henry VIII - incidental music for tenor, chorus and orchestra - March
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Overture - The Mikado
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Overture - The Mikado
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Princess Ida (Introduction)
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Princess Ida (Introduction)
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The Pirates of Penzance (Overture)
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The Pirates of Penzance (Overture)
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Tis done! I am a bride (The Yeomen of the Guard)
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Tis done! I am a bride (The Yeomen of the Guard)
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HMS Pinafore: Act II, Duet. Things are seldom what they seem
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HMS Pinafore: Act II, Duet. Things are seldom what they seem
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Trial by Jury
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Trial by Jury
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When I Went to the Bar' (Iolanthe)
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When I Went to the Bar' (Iolanthe)
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The Tempest (Overture to Act 4)
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The Tempest (Overture to Act 4)
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Cox and Box
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Cox and Box
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When first my old, old love I knew
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When first my old, old love I knew
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Hark, the hour of ten is sounding (Trial by Jury)
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Hark, the hour of ten is sounding (Trial by Jury)
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Macbeth (Overture)
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Macbeth (Overture)
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Ruddigore (Overture)
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Ruddigore (Overture)
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Iolanthe (Overture)
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Iolanthe (Overture)
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Tit Willow (The Mikado)
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Tit Willow (The Mikado)
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HMS Pinafore: Finale
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HMS Pinafore: Finale

HMS Pinafore: Finale

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Sasha Savaloni
Laura Sergeant
Singer
Jessica Leary
Oscar Castellino
Arthur Sullivan
A Many Years Ago
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A Many Years Ago

A Many Years Ago

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Sasha Savaloni
Laura Sergeant
Singer
Jessica Leary
Oscar Castellino
Arthur Sullivan
Carefully On Tip-Toe Stealing
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Carefully On Tip-Toe Stealing

Carefully On Tip-Toe Stealing

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Sasha Savaloni
Laura Sergeant
Singer
Jessica Leary
Oscar Castellino
Arthur Sullivan
Never Mind the Why or Wherefore
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Never Mind the Why or Wherefore

Never Mind the Why or Wherefore

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Sasha Savaloni
Laura Sergeant
Singer
Jessica Leary
Oscar Castellino
Arthur Sullivan
A Simple Sailor Lowly Born
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A Simple Sailor Lowly Born

A Simple Sailor Lowly Born

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Sasha Savaloni
Laura Sergeant
Singer
Jessica Leary
Arthur Sullivan
Things Are Seldom What They Seem
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Things Are Seldom What They Seem

Things Are Seldom What They Seem

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Sasha Savaloni
Laura Sergeant
Singer
Jessica Leary
Oscar Castellino
Arthur Sullivan
Fair Moon, To Thee I Sing l
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Fair Moon, To Thee I Sing l

Fair Moon, To Thee I Sing l

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Sasha Savaloni
Laura Sergeant
Singer
Jessica Leary
Oscar Castellino
Arthur Sullivan
Oh Joy, Oh Rapture Unforeseen
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Oh Joy, Oh Rapture Unforeseen

Oh Joy, Oh Rapture Unforeseen

Performer
Sasha Savaloni
Laura Sergeant
Singer
Jessica Leary
Oscar Castellino
Arthur Sullivan
Refrain, Audacious Tar
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Refrain, Audacious Tar

Refrain, Audacious Tar

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Sasha Savaloni
Laura Sergeant
Singer
Jessica Leary
Oscar Castellino
Arthur Sullivan
When I was a lad
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When I was a lad

When I was a lad

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Sasha Savaloni
Laura Sergeant
Singer
Jessica Leary
Oscar Castellino
Arthur Sullivan
Sorry Her Lot Who Loves Too Well
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Sorry Her Lot Who Loves Too Well

Sorry Her Lot Who Loves Too Well

Performer
Sasha Savaloni
Laura Sergeant
Singer
Jessica Leary
Arthur Sullivan
I Am The Captain Of The Pinafore
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I Am The Captain Of The Pinafore

I Am The Captain Of The Pinafore

Performer
Sasha Savaloni
Laura Sergeant
Singer
Jessica Leary
Oscar Castellino
Arthur Sullivan
I'm called little Buttercup
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I'm called little Buttercup

I'm called little Buttercup

Performer
Sasha Savaloni
Laura Sergeant
Singer
Jessica Leary
Arthur Sullivan
HMS Pinafore: Overture
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HMS Pinafore: Overture

HMS Pinafore: Overture

Performer
Sasha Savaloni
Laura Sergeant
Arthur Sullivan
If you're anxious for to shine (Patience)
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If you're anxious for to shine (Patience)
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