Gilbert & Sullivan: Pirates of Penzance
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- Released: October 26, 1993
- Label: Telarc
- 1.Pour, Oh Pour, The Pirate Sherry
- 2.When Fred'ric Was A Little Lad
- 3.Oh, Better Far To Live and Die
- 4.You Have Deceived Me
- 5.Climbing Over Rocky Mountain
- 6.Stop, Ladies, Pray!
- 7.Oh! Is There Not One Maiden Breast
- 8.Poor Wand'ring One
- 9.What Ought We To Do? Gentle Sisters, Say!
- 10.How Beautifully Blue The Sky
- 11.Stay, We Must Not Lose Our Senses
- 12.Hold, Monsters!
- 13.I Am The Very Pattern of A Modern Major - General
- 14.Oh! Men of Dark and Dismal Fate
- 15.Oh! Dry The Glist'ning Tear
- 16.Now, Frederic, Let Your Escort Lion - Hearted
- 17.When The Foeman Bares His Steel
- 18.Now For The Pirates' Lair!
- 19.When You Had Left Our Pirate Fold
- 20.Away, Away, My Heart's On Fire!
- 21.All Is Prepared! Your Gallant Crew Await You!
- 22.Stay, Fredric, Stay!
- 23.No, I'll Be Brave! Oh, Family Descent
- 24.When A Felon's Not Engaged In His Employment
- 25.A Rollicking Band of Pirates We
- 26.With Cat - Like Tread
- 27.Hush! Hush! Not A Word
- 28.Sighing Softly To The River
This is the opera with THE patter song-"I am the very model of a modern major general." It's been quoted, parodied, rewritten, and recycled now to the point where, even if you don't know where it came from, you'll recognize the tune. And there's another tune you might find familiar: the original version of the song "Hail, hail, the gang's all here." In fact, Sullivan's gift for coming up with instantly memorable melodies was matched only by Gilbert's witty way with the lyrics. It's ironic that the two men actually disliked each other, and regarded these immortal pieces as a sideline. The Victorians weren't big on humor, which is a pity because as these operettas show, they had a lot to laugh about. --David Hurwitz
Sir Charles Mackerras / Welsh National OrchestraGilbert & Sullivan: Yeomen of The Guard & Trial By Jury... (CD)
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