Treasury of Gilbert & Sullivan

Treasury of Gilbert & Sullivan

by Gilbert & Sullivan
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
©1941, Item: 54408
Hardcover, 403 pages
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The words and the music of 102 songs from 11 Operettas. A note about the piano arrangements (excerpts): The piano arrangements contained in this volume are completely new. I derived them exclusively from the original piano scores, published in London during the composer's lifetime. In making these new arrangements, my guiding principle was the strict and faithful observance of Sullivan's style and spirit. My only aim was to make all these songs playable and enjoyable to the great mass of Sullivan's admirers who possess average pianistic technique. I made it my task to integrate the melody with the piano parts. All ensemble parts were condensed into one vocal line (with one exception). In order to bring the songs within range of the average voice, I had to transpose more than a third of them into a practical key.

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