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.
Works for Winds
- Gilbert and Sullivan (arr. Ricketts) (2004)
- HMS Pinafore Overture
- HMS Pinafore (arr. Balent)
- Iolanthe Overture (arr. Marcus) (1882/2009)
- Long Day Closes, The (arr. Sparke)
- Mikado, The (arr. Balent)
- Mikado, The (arr. Conley)
- The Mikado Overture (arr. Kalischnig) (1885/1990)
- Overture to "Iolanthe" (trans. Erwin) (1882/2009)
- Patience Overture (arr. Marcus) (1881/2011)
- Pineapple Poll (arr. Mackerras and Duthoit) (1952)
- Pirates of Penzance Overture (arr. Marcus) (1879/2010)
- Pirates of Penzance, The (arr. Godfrey) (1879)
- Selections from "The Pirates of Penzance" (arr. Sousa and Brion) (1879/1880/2014)
- Suite from "The Mikado" (arr. Clark and Irish) (1885/2010)
- Two Christmas Nights (arr. Barber)
- 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.