Gilbert And Sullivan: HMS Pinafore (Vocal Score)

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Publisher: G. Schirmer
Format: Sheet Music | Vocal Work
It was 'H.M.S. Pinafore', or 'The Lass that Loved a Sailor' that established Gilbert and Sullivan as a creative force to be reckoned with in British comic theatre. Gilbert's libretto has everything necessary for their type of farce - Josephine is being courted by two men, one a sailor (Ralph Rackstraw) and the other the Admiral of the British Navy (Sir Joseph Porter). To make things more complicated, of course, a former nurse exchanged the two as babies many years earlier.

Aside from this promising plot, Sullivan's music was mainly responsible for the long-term success of 'H.M.S. Pinafore'. From the opening sailors' chorus to Little Buttercup's simple aria, the show abounds with unforgettable tunes. The most popular number from the show is the second-act Trio, 'Never Mind the Why and Wherefore.'

This score contains all the dialogue and a synopsis, and is edited by Bryceson Treharne. The Libretto and orchestral material for this edition is also available on hire from the publisher.
ISBN: 9780881887235
No of pages: 168
Language: English
Catalogue No: GS33751

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        The copy received did not match illusyration which is the better copy.
        Confirmed purchase: 11 April 2014
        Published on: 21 June 2014

        Musicroom Reviews

        Our "HMS PInafore" scores arrived within 14 hours of order, in the middle of the postal strike, having travelled almost the length of Britain! Well done Musicroom! The scores are just as we expected from previous experience - clearly printed on quality paper, ideal edition for any operatic endeavours!
        Anonymous - (United Kingdom)
        parfait pour nos membres de notre association "operette anglaise"
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