Iolanthe (Sullivan, Arthur)

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Misc. Notes Original Cornets in A transposed for Trumpets in C.
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Publisher. Info. London: Chappell / D'Oyly Carte Opera Co., n.d. (ca.1920)
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Misc. Notes *These parts do NOT contain the Act II recitative and song for Strephon, "My bill has now been read a second time" or "Fold your flapping wings". This number, while in the Schirmer vocal score (ed. Treharne edition, No.22), was cut soon after the premiere and is rarely performed due to the darker, angrier tone of the song which contrasts heavily with the lighter character of the rest of the operetta. Optional on-stage military band parts also not present.
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Publisher. Info. Philadelphia: J. M. Stoddart, 1882.
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Publisher. Info. London: Chappell, 1911. Plate 17614.
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General Information

Work Title Iolanthe
Alternative. Title The Peer and the Peri
Composer Sullivan, Arthur
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 2 acts
Overture
  • Act I.
1. Tripping hither, tripping thither (Celia, Leila, and Chorus of Fairies)
2. Iolanthe! From thy dark exile thou art summoned
(Queen, Iolanthe, Celia, Leila, and Chorus of Fairies)
3. "Good-morrow, good mother (Strephon and Chorus of Fairies)
4. "Fare thee well, attractive stranger (Queen and Chorus of Fairies)
4a. "Good-morrow, good lover (Phyllis and Strephon)
5. "None shall part us from each other (Phyllis and Strephon)
6. "Loudly let the trumpet bray (Chorus of Peers)
7. "The law is the true embodiment (Lord Chancellor and Chorus of Peers)
8. My well-loved Lord and Barcarole Of all the young ladies I know
(Phyllis, Lord Tolloller, and Lord Mountararat)
9. Nay, tempt me not (Phyllis)
10. Spurn not the nobly born (Lord Tolloller and Chorus of Peers)
11. My lords, it may not be
(Phyllis, Lord Tolloller, Lord Mountararat, Strephon, Lord Chancellor, Chorus of Peers)
12. When I went to the Bar (Lord Chancellor)
13. Finale Act I (Ensemble)
When darkly looms the day
The lady of my love has caught me talking to another
Go away, madam
Henceforth Strephon, cast away
With Strephon for your foe, no doubt ; Young Strephon is the kind of lout
  • Act II.
14. When all night long a chap remains (Private Willis)
15. Strephon's a member of Parliament (Chorus of Fairies and Peers)
16. When Britain really ruled the waves (Lord Mountararat and Chorus)
17. In vain to us you plead
(Leila, Celia, Chorus of Fairies, Mountararat, Tolloller, and Chorus of Peers)
18. Oh, foolish fay (Queen with Chorus of Fairies)
18a*. De Belville was regarded as the Crichton of his age (Mountararat)
19. Though p'r'aps I may incur thy blame
(Phyllis, Lord Mountararat, Lord Tolloller, and Private Willis)
20. Love, unrequited, robs me of my rest ... When you're lying awake (Lord Chancellor)
21. If you go in you're sure to win (Lord Tolloller, Lord Mountararat, and Lord Chancellor)
21a*. Recitative My Bill has now ben read, Aria. Fold your flapping wings (Strephon)
22. If we're weak enough to tarry (Phyllis and Strephon)
23. My lord, a suppliant at your feet (Iolanthe)
24. It may not be (Lord Chancellor, Iolanthe, and Chorus of Fairies)
25. Soon as we may, off and away (Ensemble)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1882
First Performance. 1882-11-25 in London: Savoy Theatre.
D'Oyly Carte Opera Co., Arthur Sullivan (conductor)
First Publication. 1882
Librettist William Schwenck Gilbert (1836–1911)
Language English
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation voices, chorus, orchestra
Cast
The Lord Chancellor (comic baritone)
George, Earl of Mountararat (baritone)
Thomas, Earl Tolloller (tenor)
Private Willis, of the Grenadier Guards (bass)
Strephon, an Arcadian Shepherd (baritone)
Queen of the Fairies (contralto)
Iolanthe, a Fairy, Strephon's mother (mezzo-soprano)
Celia, a Fairy (soprano)
Leila, a Fairy (mezzo-soprano)
Fleta, a Fairy (speaking role/chorus)
Phyllis, an Arcadian Shepherdess and Ward in Chancery (soprano)
Mixed Chorus
Dukes, Marquises, Earls, Viscounts, Barons and Fairies
Orchestra
2 flutes, oboe, 2 clarinets, bassoon
2 horns, 2 cornets, 2 trombones
timpani (also percussion), strings
Related Works Pieces based on Gilbert and Sullivan's 'Iolanthe'
External Links Wikipedia article
Gilbert & Sullivan Archive
*G & S Archive Vocal Score
*G & S Archive Libretto
*free downloads - please do not upload here

Discography (Marc Shepherd)
Iolanthe - scores at Sheet Music Plus

Extra Information *No.18a was cut soon after the opening night. No.21a was sung on the first night and cut soon afterwards, though it's been revived in some modern productions as a separate concert piece.


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