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 Performances & Interviews


Arthur Sullivan Tracks

Arthur Sullivan
The Mikado
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The Mikado

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Iolanthe - Overture
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Iolanthe - Overture
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Nearer my God to Thee ('Propior Deo')
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Nearer my God to Thee ('Propior Deo')
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The Gondoliers (Overture)
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The Gondoliers (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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Macbeth (Overture)
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Macbeth (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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Symphony in E major, 'Irish' (3rd mvt)
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Symphony in E major, 'Irish' (3rd mvt)
William Gilbert
As some day it may happen (List Song)
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As some day it may happen (List Song)
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The Mikado (Overture)
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The Mikado (Overture)

The Mikado (Overture)

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Philharmonia
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Arthur Sullivan
'Take a pair of sparkling eyes' from The Gondoliers
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'Take a pair of sparkling eyes' from The Gondoliers
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The Buttercup Serenade (Cox and Box)
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The Buttercup Serenade (Cox and Box)
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Refrain, audacious tar (HMS Pinafore)
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Refrain, audacious tar (HMS Pinafore)
Arthur Sullivan
Orpheus with his lute
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Orpheus with his lute
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Symphony in E major 'Irish'
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Symphony in E major 'Irish'
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The Yeomen of the Guard: Overture
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The Yeomen of the Guard: Overture
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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)
Arthur Sullivan
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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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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Arthur Sullivan
The Sun Whose Rays (from The Mikado)
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The Sun Whose Rays (from The Mikado)
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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
Arthur Sullivan
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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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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