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Sullivan, A: The Pirates of Penzance (or, The Slave of Duty), Act I

Work length9:37
  • Elsie Morison/Glyndebourne Chorus/Pro Arte Orchestra/Sir Malcolm Sargent, George Baker/Glyndebourne Chorus/Pro Arte Orchestra/Sir Malcolm Sargent, James Milligan/Glyndebourne Chorus/Pro Arte Orchestra/Sir Malcolm Sargent, Peter Gellhorn (director), Elsie Morison (soprano), George Baker (baritone), James Milligan (baritone)
  • Pro Arte Orchestra, Glyndebourne Festival Chorus
  • Sir Malcolm Sargent
  • Recorded: 1960-01-02
  • Recording Venue: 30 December 1959 to 2 January 1960, No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London

Oh, better far to live and die (Pirate King, Pirates)

Track length2:53

Poor wandering one (Mabel, Girls)

Track length3:33

I am the very model of a modern Major-General (Major-General, Girls, Pirates)

Track length3:11

Sullivan, A: The Pirates of Penzance (or, The Slave of Duty), Act II

Work length5:07
  • James Milligan/Glyndebourne Chorus/Pro Arte Orchestra/Sir Malcolm Sargent, Owen Brannigan/Glyndebourne Chorus/Pro Arte Orchestra/Sir Malcolm Sargent, Peter Gellhorn (director), Owen Brannigan (bass), John Cameron (baritone)
  • Pro Arte Orchestra, Glyndebourne Festival Chorus
  • Sir Malcolm Sargent
  • Recorded: 1960-01-02
  • Recording Venue: 30 December 1959 to 2 January 1960, No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London

When a felon's not engaged in his employment (Sergeant, Policemen)

Track length2:22

With cat-like tread (Pirates, Policemen, Samuel)

Track length2:45

Sullivan, A: HMS Pinafore (or, The Lass that Loved a Sailor), Act I

Work length4:37
  • Richard Lewis (tenor), George Baker (bass-baritone), John Cameron (baritone), Elsie Morison (soprano), James Milligan, Owen Brannigan (bass), Monica Sinclair (vocals), Marjorie Thomas (vocals)
  • Glyndebourne Chorus, Pro Arte Orchestra, Peter Gellhorn, Glyndebourne Festival Chorus
  • Sir Malcolm Sargent
  • Recorded: 1958-04-18
  • Recording Venue: 15-18 April 1958, No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London

I am the monarch of the sea (Sir Joseph, Hebe, Relatives, Sailors)

Track length1:10

When I was a lad I served a term (Sir Joseph, Relatives, Sailors)

Track length3:27

Sullivan, A: HMS Pinafore (or, The Lass that Loved a Sailor), Act II

Work length6:07
  • Richard Lewis (tenor), George Baker (bass-baritone), John Cameron (bass-baritone), Monica Sinclair (vocals), Owen Brannigan (bass), Elsie Morison (soprano), James Milligan, Marjorie Thomas (vocals)
  • Peter Gellhorn, Glyndebourne Festival Chorus, Glyndebourne Chorus, Pro Arte Orchestra
  • Sir Malcolm Sargent
  • Recorded: 1958-04-18
  • Recording Venue: 15-18 April 1958, No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London

Never mind the why and wherefore (Captain Corcoran, Sir Joseph, Josephine)

Track length2:54

Oh joy, oh rapture unforeseen (Ralph, Josephine, Captain Corcoran, Buttercup, Sir Joseph, Hebe, Relatives, Sailors)

Track length3:13

Sullivan, A: The Mikado (or, The Town of Titipu) (1987 - Remaster), Act I

Work length8:53
  • Sir Geraint Evans/Glyndebourne Chorus/Pro Arte Orchestra/Sir Malcolm Sargent, Elsie Morison/Jeannette Sinclair/Marjorie Thomas/Glyndebourne Chorus/Pro Arte Orchestra/Sir Malcolm Sargent, Richard Lewis/Glyndebourne Chorus/Pro Arte Orchestra/Sir Malcolm Sargent, Richard Lewis (tenor), Marjorie Thomas (contralto), Peter Gellhorn (director), Jeannette Sinclair (soprano), Geraint Evans (baritone), Elsie Morison (soprano)
  • Pro Arte Orchestra, Glyndebourne Festival Chorus
  • Sir Malcolm Sargent
  • Recorded: 1956-08-03
  • Recording Venue: 5 & 6 May, 15 June and 3 August 1956, No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London

A wand'ring minstrel, I (Nanki-Poo, Nobles)

Track length4:19

Behold the Lord High Executioner! (Nobles, Ko-Ko)

Track length2:58

Three little maids from school (Yum-Yum, Peep-Bo, Pitti-Sing, Girls)

Track length1:36

Sullivan, A: The Mikado (or, The Town of Titipu) (1987 - Remaster), Act II: A more humane Mikado (Mikado, Nobles)

Work length4:19
  • Owen Brannigan/Glyndebourne Chorus/Pro Arte Orchestra/Sir Malcolm Sargent, Peter Gellhorn (director), Owen Brannigan (bass)
  • Pro Arte Orchestra, Glyndebourne Festival Chorus
  • Sir Malcolm Sargent
  • Recorded: 1956-08-03
  • Recording Venue: 5 & 6 May, 15 June and 3 August 1956, No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London

Sullivan, A: Iolanthe (or, The Peer and the Peri) (1987 - Remaster), Act II

Work length7:11
  • Elsie Morison (soprano), Ian Wallace (bass-baritone), George Baker (bass-baritone), John Cameron (bass-baritone), Heather Harper (soprano), April Cantelo (soprano), Alexander Young (tenor), Owen Brannigan (bass), Monica Sinclair (vocals), Marjorie Thomas (vocals)
  • Peter Gellhorn, Glyndebourne Festival Chorus, Glyndebourne Chorus, Pro Arte Orchestra
  • Sir Malcolm Sargent
  • Recorded: 1958-10-24
  • Recording Venue: 18 April (Overture) and 21-24 Oct 1958, No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London

When Britain really ruled the waves (Mountararat, Fairies, Peers)

Track length3:02

If you go in, you're sure to win (Tolloller, Mountararat, Lord Chancellor)

Track length2:33

If we're weak enough to tarry (Strephon, Phyllis)

Track length1:36

Sullivan, A: The Gondoliers (or, The King of Barataria) (1987 - Remaster), Act I

Work length8:10
  • Helen Watts (vocals), Lavinia Renton (soprano), Geraint Evans (tenor), John Cameron (bass-baritone), Stella Hitchens (soprano), Richard Lewis (tenor), Owen Brannigan (bass), Alexander Young (tenor), Geraint Evans (bass-baritone), Elsie Morison (soprano), Monica Sinclair (vocals), James Milligan, Edna Graham (soprano), Marjorie Thomas (vocals)
  • Peter Gellhorn, Glyndebourne Festival Chorus, Glyndebourne Chorus, Pro Arte Orchestra
  • Sir Malcolm Sargent
  • Recorded: 1957-03-15
  • Recording Venue: 11-15 March 1957, No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London

In enterprise of martial kind (Duke, Casilda, Duchess, Luiz)

Track length1:48

When a merry maiden marries (Tessa, Chorus)

Track length3:28

Then one of us will be a queen (Gianetta, Tessa, Marco, Giuseppe)

Track length2:54

Sullivan, A: The Gondoliers (or, The King of Barataria), Act II: Take a pair of sparkling eyes (Marco)

Work length3:20
  • Richard Lewis (tenor), Owen Brannigan (bass), Peter Gellhorn (director), Geraint Evans (tenor), Stella Hitchens (soprano), Monica Sinclair (contralto), Marjorie Thomas (contralto), Elsie Morison (soprano), Edna Graham (soprano), Helen Watts (contralto), James Milligan (bass-baritone), Lavinia Renton (soprano), John Cameron (baritone), Alexander Young (tenor)
  • Pro Arte Orchestra, Glyndebourne Festival Chorus
  • Sir Malcolm Sargent
  • Recorded: 1957-03-15
  • Recording Venue: 11-15 March 1957, No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London

Sullivan, A: The Gondoliers (or, The King of Barataria) (1987 - Remaster), Act II: Dance a cachucha, fandango, bolero (Chorus)

Work length2:20
  • Helen Watts (vocals), Geraint Evans (tenor), Lavinia Renton (soprano), Stella Hitchens (soprano), John Cameron (baritone), Richard Lewis (tenor), Owen Brannigan (bass), Alexander Young (tenor), James Milligan, Monica Sinclair (vocals), Elsie Morison (soprano), Edna Graham (soprano), Marjorie Thomas (vocals)
  • Peter Gellhorn, Glyndebourne Festival Chorus, Glyndebourne Chorus, Pro Arte Orchestra
  • Sir Malcolm Sargent
  • Recorded: 1957-03-15
  • Recording Venue: 11-15 March 1957, No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London

Sullivan, A: Patience (or, Bunthorne's Bride) (1987 - Remaster), Act I: When I first put this uniform on (Colonel Calverley)

Work length1:28
  • Heather Harper (soprano), John Shaw (bass-baritone), Elsie Morison (soprano), Elizabeth Harwood (soprano), Trevor Anthony (bass), Alexander Young (tenor), Marjorie Thomas (vocals), John Cameron (baritone), George Baker (baritone), Monica Sinclair (vocals)
  • Glyndebourne Festival Chorus, Peter Gellhorn, Pro Arte Orchestra
  • Sir Malcolm Sargent
  • Recorded: 1961-10-20
  • Recording Venue: 12-20 October 1961, No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London

Sullivan, A: Patience (or, Bunthorne's Bride) (1987 - Remaster), Act II

Work length4:55
  • Heather Harper (soprano), John Cameron (bass-baritone), George Baker (bass-baritone), Elizabeth Harwood (soprano), Trevor Anthony (bass), Alexander Young (tenor), John Shaw (baritone), Monica Sinclair (vocals), Marjorie Thomas (vocals), Elsie Morison (soprano)
  • Peter Gellhorn, Glyndebourne Chorus, Pro Arte Orchestra, Glyndebourne Festival Chorus
  • Sir Malcolm Sargent
  • Recorded: 1961-10-20
  • Recording Venue: 12-20 October 1961, No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London

A magnet hung in a hardware shop (Grosvenor, Maidens)

Track length2:30

So go to him and say to him (Jane, Bunthorne)

Track length2:25

Sullivan, A: The Yeomen of the Guard (or, The Merryman and his Maid) (1987 - Remaster), Act I

Work length7:10
  • Monica Sinclair (vocals), Richard Lewis (tenor), Geraint Evans (tenor), Owen Brannigan (bass), John Cameron (baritone), Alexander Young (tenor), Denis Dowling (baritone), John Carol Case (baritone), Doreen Hume (soprano), Marjorie Thomas (vocals), Elsie Morison (soprano), Geraint Evans (bass-baritone)
  • Glyndebourne Chorus, Pro Arte Orchestra, Peter Gellhorn, Glyndebourne Festival Chorus
  • Sir Malcolm Sargent
  • Recorded: 1957-12-14
  • Recording Venue: 10-14 December 1957, No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London

When maiden loves she sits and sighs (Phoebe)

Track length3:29

I have a song to sing, O! (Elsie, Point, Crowd)

Track length3:41