Vocal Score of the Yeomen of the Guard - Or, the Merryman and His Maid

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Press: Amberg Press (August 25, 2008)
Author Name:Gilbert, William Schwenk; Gilbert, W. S.;


This book contains the complete vocal score of “The Yeomen Of The Guard - Or, The Merryman And His Maid”. 
“The Yeomen Of The Guard” is a comic musical opera written by Arthur Sullivan and W.
This volume will be of utility to those interested in performing the Savoy Operas, and is not to be missed by the discerning collector.
'Savoy Opera' was a form of opera developed in Victorian England by W.
Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan.
The name is derived from the Savoy Theatre, which impresario Richard D'Oyly Carte built to house the Gilbert and Sullivan pieces, and later, those by other composer–librettist teams.
William Schwenck Gilbert (1836 - 1911) an English dramatist, librettist, poet and illustrator best known for the fourteen comic operas produced in collaboration with the composer Sir Arthur Sullivan.
Many vintage texts such as this are becoming increasingly rare and expensive, and it is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now, in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition.
It comes complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.


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  •     This vocal score of The Yeomen of the Guard, one of Gilbert & Sullivan's finest operas, is a fairly poor reprint of a score first printed by Chappell & Co. in the early 20th Century. The size of each page has been reduced by about half, making it impractical for performance use, and the print quality is dreadfully uneven. (One page, page 16, missing entirely in my copy.)It would be one thing if this score were baing sold on the cheap; for instance, I have no qualms about the mediocre reprints of old Mozart scores I bought some years ago. But a list price of $27.45 is outrageously high for a shoddy study-score like this one.If you're loking for a vocal score of The Yeomen of the Guard, the Schirmer and Chappell edition each have their own problems, but they are each much better, and cheaper, than this one.

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