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The Gondoliers

Vocal Score

By W.S. Gilbert

Piano, Vocal (Score)
Vocal Score. Composed by W.S. Gilbert and Sir Arthur Seymour Sullivan (1842-1900). Vocal Score. American, Broadway, Classical, Contemporary, Opera. 288 pages. G. Schirmer #ED1673. Published by G. Schirmer (HL.50337540).

Item Number: HL.50337540

ISBN 9780881887228. 7.5x10.75 inches. Gilbert & Sullivan.

Complete vocal score for the Gilbert & Sullivan favorite. English Only.

  • Overture 
  • ACT I 
  • 1. "List and Learn" (Opening Chorus and Solos) 
  • 2. "From the Sunny Spanish Shore" (Solos and Quartet) 
  • 3. "In Enterprise of Martial Kind" (Solo and Quartet) 
  • 4. "O Rapture, When Alone Together" (Recitative and Duet) 
  • 5. "There was a Time" (Duet) 
  • 6. "I Stole the Prince" (Solo and Quartet) 
  • 7. "But, Bless My Heart" (Recitative) 
  • 8. "Try We Life-Long" (Quintet) 
  • 9. "Bridegroom and Bride" (Chorus and Solo) 
  • 10. "Kind Sir, You Cannot Have the Heart" (Finale of Act I) 
  • ACT II 
  • 11. "Of Happiness the Very Pith" (Opening Chorus and Solos) 
  • 12. "Rising Early in the Morning" (Solo and Chorus) 
  • 13. "Take a Pair of Sparkling Eyes" (Solo) 
  • 14. "Here We Are, At the Risk" (Scena) 
  • 15. "Dance a Cachuca" (Chorus and Dance) 
  • 16. "There Lived a King" (Solo and Trio) 
  • 17. "In a Contemplative Fashion" (Quartet) 
  • 18. "With Ducal Pomp" (Chorus and Solos) 
  • 19. "On the Day When I Was Wedded" (Solo) 
  • 20. "To Help Unhappy Commoners" (Recitative and Duet) 
  • 21. "I Am a Courtier" (Quintet and Gavotte) 
  • 22. "Here is a Case Unprecedented" (Finale of Act II) 

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  • August 03, 2004 Praise for "The Gondoliers"

    In operetta number 12, we find hilarious situations, superb characters, and wonnderful, purely brilliant music. Two ordinary Gondoliers named Marco and Giuseppe find themselves the joint rulers of a Spanish island called Barataria. The moth-eaten Duke of Plaza Toro wishes to establish his beautiful daughter Casilda, who married the...

    royal prince of Barataria when she was an infant, and thus he brings his daughter, his wife, and his drummer, Luiz to Venice to find the King. The fearsome Don Alhombra del Bolero, the Grand Inquisitor of Spain, explains that the King is either Marco or Giuseppe, but he doesn't know which. To make matters even more hectic, both Gondoliers have just married and Casilda is in love with Luiz! After three months time the real king is revealed (small hint: it is neither Marco nor Giuseppe!) and the Gondoliers and their friends return to a happy life of song and dance.

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