Overture di ballo (Sullivan, Arthur)



Sheet Music

Full Scores

PDF scanned by US-R
Schissel (2010/8/30)

PDF scanned by US-R
Schissel (2010/8/30)

Publisher. Info. London: Novello, 1889. Plate 7639.
Misc. Notes This file is part of the Sibley Mirroring Project.
Javascript is required for this feature.

Arrangements and Transcriptions

For Piano (West)

PDF scanned by Timtin
Timtin (2020/6/16)

Arranger John Ebenezer West (1863-1929)
Publisher. Info. London: Novello, 1909. Plate 12991.
Javascript is required for this feature.

Javascript is required to submit files.

General Information

Work Title Overture di ballo
Alternative. Title
Composer Sullivan, Arthur
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IAS 57
Key E-flat major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 1 movement in 4 sections
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1870 or before
First Performance. 1870-August, Birmingham Triennial Festival, composer conducting.
First Publication. 1889 (cut); 1980s (complete)
Average DurationAvg. Duration 14 minutes (complete) ; 11 minutes (cut)
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Flutes, Piccolo, Oboes, 2 Clarinets in B, Bassoons, 4 Horns in E, Valve-trumpets in E, 3 Trombones, Bass Tuba or Ophicleide, Extra Bass Tuba ad lib., 2 Timpani, Cymbals, Bass drum, Triangle, Side drum, Strings
External Links Wikipedia article

Navigation etc.

See also Wikipedia. (Published score was cut, two passages deleted by the composer; to quote the Wikipedia article, "Most performances in concert or on record use the shorter version, but the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company's 1992 recording uses the uncut text" which was published in the 1980s.) The TER recording of the complete overture is 13 1/2 minutes as against an average of 10 1/2 for recordings of the 1889 version.