Arthur Sullivan  (1842-1900)
Last updated: 27.04.22
According to The New Penguin Dictionary of Music, Arthur Sullivan was an English composer (also organist and conductor) who studied in Leipzig. Wrote much serious music - including symphony, overture "Di Ballo", religious cantata "The Golden Legend", opera "Ivanhoe" - but made his chief reputation in a long series of successful operettas, combining solid musical construction with apt reinforcement of verbal points. He was knighted in 1883.
  Title Instruments/Issue Performers
       
  MP3 File(s)    
audioextmp315.gif Absent-Minded Beggar, The Columbia Phonograph Company: 11095 (5-inch "grand" cylinder) Harry Spencer
audioextmp315.gif Captain's Song, The Sterling Records: 944 Harry Dearth
audioextmp315.gif Di Ballo Overture Edison Amberol: 12214 National Military Band
audioextmp315.gif Flowers That Bloom in the Spring, The Edison's National Phonograph Company: 4801 Original Lyric Trio
audioextmp315.gif Lost Chord, The Edison Amberol: 202 Reed Miller
audioextmp315.gif Take a Pair of Sparkling Eyes Edison Blue Amberol: 23005 Ernest Pike
     Title Author Supplier
       
book15.gif  Arthur Sullivan : A Victorian Musician Arthur Jacobs flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif
book15.gif  Complete Annotated Gilbert and Sullivan A. Sullivan, W.Gilbert flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15es.gif
book15.gif  Complete Plays of Gilbert and Sullivan A.Sullivan & W. Gilbert flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
     Performer CD Title Supplier
       
Folk Music CDs:
cd15.gif Clara Butt Critical Survey Vol 1 flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
     Title Instruments Remarks
       
sm15.gif Tunes From His Operas Book I D wvicon.gif
     Title Attribution Remarks
       
url15.gif Lost Chord, The Arthur Sullivan (music)
Adelaide Anne Procter (words)
Antoinette Sterling (perf.)
John McCormack (perf.)
Louise Kirkby Lunn (perf.)
Alma Gluck (perf.)
P. Dawson (perf.)
Belle Cole (perf.)
Clara Butt (perf.)
 
     Title Attribution Instruments Source Remarks
           
pdf15.gif Absent-Minded Beggar (1899), The A. Sullivan (music)
Rudyard Kipling (words)
Piano, Voice IMSLP wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Lost Chord (1877), The A. Sullivan (music)
Adelaide Anne Procter (words)
Antoinette Sterling (perf.)
Piano, Voice IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif Lost Chord, The A. Sullivan (music)
Adelaide Anne Procter (words)
Piano, Voice YorkSpace Pub.
Recorder Sheet Music
Tunes from his Operas Vol. 2 (D)smp_logo_88_white.gif
20 pages.
This edition: ED 10137.
Publisher: Schott & Co. Ltd. (49013938)
3 Tanze aus Savoyen (D/A/T/B)smp_logo_88_white.gif
Performance Score. 6 pages.
This edition: ED 11806.
Arr./Editor: Robin J. Wilson.
Publisher: Schott & Co. Ltd. (49030112)
3 Savoy Dances (D/A/T/B)smp_unav15.gif
Arr./Editor: Wilson Level: Medium
Publisher: Schott & Co. Ltd. (ST11806)
760259.gifOverture to The Gondoliers (D/A/T/B)smp_unav15.gif
Score and Parts.
Publisher: Hawthorns Music (HARA081)
Savoy Suite (D/A/T/B)smp_unav15.gif
Score and Parts.
Four pieces from operettas.
Publisher: Peacock Press (PRM0054)
This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 12 works by Arthur Sullivan (1842-1900). It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located. Keys: pdf15.gif
Title Year Attribution Remarks
       
Lost Chord, The 1877 Adelaide Anne Procter (words)
Antoinette Sterling (perf.)
John McCormack (perf.)
Louise Kirkby Lunn (perf.)
Alma Gluck (perf.)
P. Dawson (perf.)
Belle Cole (perf.)
Clara Butt (perf.)
Reed Miller (perf.)
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Engaged to So-And-So 1878 W S Gilbert (co-author)
R. Barrington (perf.)
from The Sorcerer
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Fair Moon, to Thee I Sing! 1878 W S Gilbert (co-author)
R. Barrington (perf.)
from HMS Pinafore
 Pub.
I Am the Captain of the Pinafore 1878 W S Gilbert (co-author)
R. Barrington (perf.)
from HMS Pinafore
 Pub.
Vicar's Song, The 1878 W S Gilbert (co-author)
R. Barrington (perf.)
from The Sorcerer
 Pub.
Policeman's Song, The 1880 W S Gilbert (co-author)
R. Barrington (perf.)
from The pirates of Penzance
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Flowers That Bloom in the Spring, The 1898 Original Lyric Trio (perf.)
from "The Mikado"
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Absent-Minded Beggar, The 1899 Rudyard Kipling (words)
Harry Spencer (perf.)
 Pub. audioextmp315.gif
Captain's Song, The 1907 Harry Dearth (perf.)
from "HMS Pinafore"
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Di Ballo Overture 1908 National Military Band (perf.)  audioextmp315.gif
Take a Pair of Sparkling Eyes 1910 Ernest Pike (perf.)  audioextmp315.gif
I'm Called Little Buttercup 1936 W. S. Gilbert (words)  wvicon.gif
     Title Duration Performer
       
youtube15.jpg The Lost Chord 4:07 Clara Butt