Gilbert & Sullivan: The Very Best Of...
The D'Oyly Carte Opera Company, New Symphony Orchestra of London, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden & Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Royston Nash, Isidore Godfrey & Sir Malcolm Sargent
CD 1 The Mikado  Three little maids from school are we  A wand'ring minstrel I  On a tree by a river a little tom tit  Behold the Lord High Executioner  As some day it may happen that a victim must be found  The sun, whose rays are all ablaze  Here's a how-de-do!  The flowers that bloom in the spring, tra la  There is beauty in the bellow of the blast  For he's gone and married Yum-Yum H.M.S. Pinafore  When I was a lad  I'm called little Buttercup  Never mind the why and wherefore  We shall sail the ocean blue  I'm called the captain of the Pinafore  Joy! Oh rapture unforeseen Trial by Jury  When I, good friends, was called to the bar The Sorcerer  My name is John Wellington Wells Patience  The soldiers of our Queen  Am I alone and unobserved?  If you're anxious for to shine  So go to him and say to him The Yeomen of the Guard  When our gallant Norman foes  I have a song to sing, O!  When a maiden loves, she sits and sighs  Tower warders, under orders CD 2 The Pirates of Penzance  With cat-like tread  Poor wand'ring one!  I am the very model of a modern Major-General  When the foreman bares his steel  When a felon's not engaged in his employment Ruddigore  I know a youth who loves a little maid  When the night wind howls in the chimney cowls  My eyes are fully open to my awful situation Iolanthe  Loudly let the trumpet bray  Love unrequited  If you go in you're sure to win  When all night long a chap remains  Said I to myself, said I  When Britain really ruled the waves The Gondoliers  We're called godolieri, but that's a vagary  In enterprise of martial kind  Take a pair of sparkling eyes  Dance a cachucha, fandango, bolero  From the sunny Spanish shore I stole the Prince  Then one of us will be a queen Princess Ida  If you give me your attention  The woman of the wisest wit  Built upon a rock  Whene'er I spoke sarcastic joke  This helmet I suppose
2-CD, 52-track collection of favourite songs and choruses from: The Mikado, The Pirates of Penzance, Iolanthe, HMS Pinafore, The Yeomen of the Guard, The Gondoliers, Trial by Jury, Patience, Ruddigore, Princess Ida A perfect companion release to DECCA's 25-CD Gilbert and Sullivan Edition