Arthur Sullivan

Composer. 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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Arthur Sullivan
Never mind the why and wherefore (H.M.S. Pinafore)
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Never mind the why and wherefore (H.M.S. Pinafore)

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We're Called Gondolieri (from The Gondoliers)
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We're Called Gondolieri (from The Gondoliers)
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When I, good friends (Trial by Jury)
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When I, good friends (Trial by Jury)
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Cox and Box (Overture)
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Cox and Box (Overture)
Richard Rodgers/Oscar Hammerstein Ii, Mary Martin & Salvatore Dell’Isola
South Pacific: I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair
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South Pacific: I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair
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The Mikado: The Sun Whose Rays
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The Mikado: The Sun Whose Rays
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The Mikado: Alone And Yet Alive
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The Mikado: Alone And Yet Alive

The Mikado: Alone And Yet Alive

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Arthur Sullivan
W. S. Gilbert
Orchestra
Orchestra of English National Opera
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Pineapple Poll
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Pineapple Poll
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In memoriam - overture in C major
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In memoriam - overture in C major
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The Mikado (Overture)
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The Mikado (Overture)
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The Elements
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The Elements
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The long day closes
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The long day closes
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When the night wind howls (Ruddigore)
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When the night wind howls (Ruddigore)
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Pineapple Poll (Opening Dance)
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Pineapple Poll (Opening Dance)
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Iolanthe (Overture)
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Iolanthe (Overture)
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Like mountain lark my spirit upwards springs (Ivanhoe)
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Like mountain lark my spirit upwards springs (Ivanhoe)
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Dance of Nymphs and Reapers (The Tempest, Op 1)
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Dance of Nymphs and Reapers (The Tempest, Op 1)
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Iolanthe (Overture)
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Iolanthe (Overture)
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Symphony in E major 'Irish'
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Symphony in E major 'Irish'
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Oh Joy, Oh Rapture Unforeseen
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Oh Joy, Oh Rapture Unforeseen
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The Gondoliers (Overture)
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The Gondoliers (Overture)
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Love unrequited... When you're lying awake (Iolanthe)
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Love unrequited... When you're lying awake (Iolanthe)
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Trail by Jury
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Trail 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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Overture to Act IV of 'The Tempest'
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Overture to Act IV of 'The Tempest'
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H.M.S. Pinafore (extracts)
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H.M.S. Pinafore (extracts)

H.M.S. Pinafore (extracts)

Performer
Sasha Savaloni
Laura Sergeant
Music Arranger
Singer
Jessica Leary
Oscar Castellino
Narrator
Steven Wren
Arthur Sullivan
The Light of the World: Part 1. Bethlehem
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The Light of the World: Part 1. Bethlehem
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Hosanna to the Son of David (The Light of the World)
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Hosanna to the Son of David (The Light of the World)

Hosanna to the Son of David (The Light of the World)

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BBC CO BBC So Chorus
Choir
Kinder Children's Choir
Conductor
John Andrews
Joyce Ellis
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The whole earth is at rest (The Light of the World)
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The whole earth is at rest (The Light of the World)
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The Pirates of Penzance (Overture)
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The Pirates of Penzance (Overture)
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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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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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