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The Complete Gilbert & Sullivan ()

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The D'Oyly Carte Company made two stereo recordings of the major Gilbert and Sullivan operettas in the 1960s and '70s, plus at least one of the minor ones. The recordings in this box set of re-issues were selected so that John Reed, reigning baritone at the time, appears in all the principal comedian roles. His patter isn't very rapid, but his characterizations are amusing. To please either everyone or no one, some of the operas were recorded complete with dialog (e.g. The Pirates of Penzance) and some with no dialog (e.g. ...

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  1. The Gondoliers (The King of Barataria), operetta
  2. Grand Duke (The Statutory Duel), operetta
  3. Overture di ballo, for orchestra in E major
  4. Henry VIII, incidental music: March & Graceful Dance: Allegro moderato alla marcia
  5. Henry VIII, incidental music: March & Graceful Dance
  6. H. M. S. Pinafore (The Lass that Loved a Sailor), operetta
  7. Iolanthe (The Peer and the Peri), operetta
  8. The Mikado (The Town of Titipu), operetta
  9. Patience (Bunthorne's Bride), operetta
  10. The Pirates of Penzance, operetta
  11. Princess Ida (Castle Adamant), operetta
  12. Pineapple Poll, ballet (compiled & arranged by C. Mackerras)
  13. Ruddigore (The Witch's Curse), operetta
  14. Cox and Box (The Long-Lost Brothers), operetta
  15. The Sorcerer, operetta
  16. The Zoo, operetta
  17. Utopia Limited (The Flowers of Progress), operetta
  18. Macbeth, incidental music: Overture
  19. Victoria and Merrie England, suite from the ballet
  20. Marmion, overture for orchestra
  21. The Yeomen of the Guard (The Merryman and his Maid), operetta
  22. Trial by Jury, operetta
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The Complete Gilbert & Sullivan
2003, Decca

UPC: 028947363125


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