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Arthur Sullivan

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Sir Arthur Sullivan


Arthur Sullivan (13 May 1842, London - 22 November 1900, London) unbridled genius of the musical theater, was the son of a military band clarinetist who was the first professor of clarinet when the Royal Military School of Music (Kneller Hall) opened in England at Sandhurst in 1857.

Sullivan, with his collaborator, William Gilbert, wrote numerous popular musical comedies, most subtle satires on British political themes. Included in these operattas, which captured the admiration of all English-speaking people were The Gondoliers, H.M.S. Pinafore, The Mikado, and Pirates of Penzance.

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  • Schroeder, Angela. "Suite from 'The Mikado'." In Teaching Music through Performance in Band. Volume 9, edit. & comp. by Richard Miles, 792-799. Chicago: GIA Publications, 2013.
  • Smith, Norman E. (2002). Program Notes for Band. Chicago: GIA Publications. pp. 573.