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
Symphony in E major, 'Irish' (3rd mvt)
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Symphony in E major, 'Irish' (3rd mvt)

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Overture: Iolanthe
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Overture: Iolanthe
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A la Valse (The Merchant of Venice)
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A la Valse (The Merchant of Venice)
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The Gondoliers (Overture)
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The Gondoliers (Overture)
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The Yeomen of the Guard (Overture)
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The Yeomen of the Guard (Overture)
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The Yeomen of the Guard: I have a song to sing, O!
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The Yeomen of the Guard: I have a song to sing, O!
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I am the Captain of the Pinafore
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I am the Captain of the Pinafore
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Refrain Audacious Tar from HMS Pinafore
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Refrain Audacious Tar from HMS Pinafore
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Never Mind the Why and Wherefore from HMS Pinafore
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Never Mind the Why and Wherefore from HMS Pinafore
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Victoria and Merrie England - Suite
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Victoria and Merrie England - Suite
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Dance a Cachucha! (The Gondoliers)
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Dance a Cachucha! (The Gondoliers)
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Macbeth (Overture)
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Macbeth (Overture)
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The Mikado
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The Mikado
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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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Pineapple Poll (Reconciliation and Grand Finale)
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Pineapple Poll (Reconciliation and Grand Finale)
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Imperial March
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Imperial March
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The Pirates of Penzance (With cat-like tread)
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The Pirates of Penzance (With cat-like tread)
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Loudly let The Trumpet Bray - Iolanthe
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Loudly let The Trumpet Bray - Iolanthe

Loudly let The Trumpet Bray - Iolanthe

Librettist
W. S. Gilbert
Ensemble
Band of the Irish Guards
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W. S. Gilbert, Arthur Sullivan, George Baker, Glyndebourne Chorus, Pro Arte Orchestra & Malcolm Sargent
A modern Major General (The Pirates of Penzance)
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A modern Major General (The Pirates of Penzance)
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H.M.S. Pinafore (Overture)
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H.M.S. Pinafore (Overture)

H.M.S. Pinafore (Overture)

Orchestra
Orchestra of Welsh National Opera
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The Sun Whose Rays (from The Mikado)
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The Sun Whose Rays (from The Mikado)
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Symphony in E major 'Irish'
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Symphony in E major 'Irish'
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The long day closes
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The long day closes
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The Long Day Closes
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The Long Day Closes
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Mistletoe Dance (Victoria and Merrie England)
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Mistletoe Dance (Victoria and Merrie England)
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Ruddigore - Overture
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Ruddigore - Overture
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The Tempest (Act 4: Overture)
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The Tempest (Act 4: Overture)
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The Yeomen of the Guard (Overture)
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The Yeomen of the Guard (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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When the night wind howls (Ruddigore)
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When the night wind howls (Ruddigore)
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When the buds are blossoming (from Ruddigore)
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When the buds are blossoming (from Ruddigore)
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The Gondoliers (Overture)
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The Gondoliers (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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HMS Pinafore: Act I, Trio. A British tar
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HMS Pinafore: Act I, Trio. A British tar
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The Long Day Closes
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The Long Day Closes
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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)
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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

Composer
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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