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Mikado, The, Overture

From Wind Repertory Project
Sir Arthur Sullivan

Arthur Sullivan (arr. Walter Kalischnig)


Subtitle: Overture


General Info

Year: 1885 / 1990
Duration: c. 7:50
Difficulty: III+ (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Orchestra
Publisher: Musica Mundana
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - €117.00   |   Score Only (print) - $15.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone I-II
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Cornet /B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III- IV
Bass Trombone
Euphonium I-II
Tuba
String Bass
Timpani
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Glockenspiel
  • Gong
  • Snare Drum
  • Triangle
  • Xylophone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

The Mikado; or, The Town of Titipu is a comic opera in two acts, with music by Arthur Sullivan and libretto by W. S. Gilbert, their ninth of fourteen operatic collaborations. It opened on 14 March 1885, in London, where it ran at the Savoy Theatre for 672 performances, which was the second longest run for any work of musical theatre and one of the longest runs of any theatre piece up to that time. Before the end of 1885, it was estimated that, in Europe and America, at least 150 companies were producing the opera.

The Mikado remains the most frequently performed Savoy Opera, and it is especially popular with amateur and school productions. The work has been translated into numerous languages and is one of the most frequently played musical theatre pieces in history.

Setting the opera in Japan, an exotic locale far away from Britain, allowed Gilbert to satirise British politics and institutions more freely by disguising them as Japanese.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


Media


State Ratings

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Performances

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  • Amador County (Pine Grove, Calif.) Concert Band (Ernie Kapphahn, conductor) – 20 May 2018


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