W.S. Gilbert/Arthur Sullivan: The Yeomen Of The Guard (Vocal Score)

Books | Voice, Piano Accompaniment

Publisher: Faber Music
Format: Sheet Music | Vocal Work
Yeomen of the Guard is a more ‘serious’ Gilbert and Sullivan opera and this perhaps accounts for it’s original lukewarm reception, as it ran contrary to audience expectation. Set in the Tower of London in the sixteenth century, the libretto concerns a jester, Jack Point and his girl Elsie, who plot to aid a war hero who is sentenced to die in the Tower. That hero, Colonel Fairfax, has been condemned to die by a relative who stands to inherit his fortune. Fairfax wants to marry someone just before his execution, so that his bride will inherit instead. Jack sets Elsie up to marry Fairfax, thinking it will do no harm. However, Fairfax escapes and remains in the area in disguise. He spots Jack trying to woo Elsie and gives a demonstration of the proper way to woo, winning Elsie's affections himself. In the end, everyone pairs off except Jack, who loses Elsie to Fairfax and is heartbroken.
ISBN: 9780571535606
Published on: 01 September 2012
No of pages: 184
Language: English
Catalogue No: 0571535607

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          Scores 9.5 out of 10 based on 2 reviews
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          Kelsall, Cheshire GB Regular operetta participant
          I knew what I was getting, and it came up to scratch. Well printed and clear musical score and words
          Confirmed purchase: 23 November 2017
          Published on: 08 December 2017
          9 out of 10


          Douglas Isle of Man GB
          This is the version our local G&S society use for all our performances, there are some typing errors occasionally but generally the scores are well presented
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          Confirmed purchase: 29 May 2014
          Published on: 22 June 2014

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