Ruddigore (Sullivan, Arthur)

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Dbmiller (2022/1/23)

Performer Pages Really Authentic Gilbert and Sullivan Performance Trust (company)
Dunedin Symphony Orchestra (orchestra)
Hilary Norris (stage director)
Brian Johnston (choreographer)
Michael Andrewes (conductor/musical director)
Sydney Manowitz (concertmaster)
Michael Gray (Robin Oakapple)
Frances Moore (Rose Maybud)
Justin Freind (Richard Dauntless)
Geoff Patton (Sir Despard Murgatroyd)
Claire Barton (Mad Margaret)
Roger Wilson (Sir Roderic Murgatroyd)
Sandra Shaw Bennett (Dame Hannah)
Laura Harvey (Zorah)
Glenda Wallace (Ruth)
Bruce McMillan (Old Adam)
Publisher Info. Really Authentic Gilbert and Sullivan Performance Trust, 2008.
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Misc. Notes Recorded live, 2008. This is audio from a videotaped performance.
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Sallen112 (2022/9/30)

Publisher. Info. Manuscript, n.d.
Reprinted New York: E.F. Kalmus, n.d.(1933-70). Catalog A3316.
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Misc. Notes Missing pages 221-24. Introduction by Tom McCanna removed due to being under copyright everywhere.
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11 more: Oboe • Clarinet 1/2 (A/B♭) • Bassoon • Horn 1/2 (F) • Trumpet 1/2 (A/B♭) • Trombone 1/2 • Timpani/Gong/Triangle/Snare Drum/Bass Drum/Cymbals • Violins I • Violins II • Violas • Cellos/Basses

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Publisher. Info. London: Chappell / D'Oyly Carte Opera Co., n.d.(ca.1920).
Reprinted New York: E.F. Kalmus, n.d.(1933-70). Catalog A3316.
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Afp0815 (2014/6/25)

Arranger George Lowell Tracy (1855-1921), piano reduction
Editor First edition (early printing)
Publisher. Info. London: Chappell & Co., n.d.[1887]. Plate 18311.
New York: William A. Pond & Co., importer
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Misc. Notes This file is part of the Sibley Mirroring Project.
This copy was printed before the printer's name-change from Henderson, Rait & Spalding (June 1882 to 1888) to Henderson & Spalding (1888-94).
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Afp0815 (2014/7/8)

Arranger George Lowell Tracy (1855-1921), piano reduction
Publisher. Info. London: Chappell & Co., n.d.[1887]. Plate 18311.
Reprinted New York: W.A. Pond & Co., 1887.
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Misc. Notes This is actually a Pond reprint of the score above.
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homerdundas (2008/9/17)

Arranger George Lowell Tracy (1855-1921), piano reduction
Editor First edition (later printing)
Publisher. Info. London: Chappell & Co., n.d.[1887]. Plate 18311.
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Misc. Notes This copy was printed after 1900. The arrangement credit to Tracy has been removed, along with reference to Pond as the U.S. agent.
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Massenetique (2011/12/8)

Editor 2nd edition (re-engraved)
Publisher. Info. London: Chappell & Co., n.d. Plate 18311.
Re-engraved edition from ca.1920.
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Dbmiller (2022/5/11)

Editor Edmond W. Rickett
Publisher. Info. New York: Schirmer, 1953. Plate 42202.
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Misc. Notes This score contains all the dialogue.
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Arrangements and Transcriptions

My Eyes Are Fully Open (Act II, Trio)

For Piano (Thomas)

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Davidevanthomas (2010/1/9)

Arranger David Evan Thomas
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Misc. Notes PDF from Finale 2007 file
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General Information

Work Title Ruddigore, or The Witch's Curse
Alternative. Title Operetta in Two Acts
Composer Sullivan, Arthur
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IAS 67
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 2 acts:
Overture
  • Act I
1. "Fair is Rose" (Chorus of Bridesmaids)
2. "Sir Rupert Murgatroyd" (Hannah and Chorus)
3. "If somebody there chanced to be" (Rose)
4. "I know a youth" (Rose and Robin)
5. "From the briny sea" (Chorus of Bridesmaids)
6. "I shipp'd, d'ye see, in a revenue sloop" (Richard and Chorus)
6a. Hornpipe
7. "My boy, you may take it from me" (Robin and Richard)
8. "The battle's roar is over" (Rose and Richard)
9. "If well his suit has sped" (Chorus of Bridesmaids)
10. "In sailing o'er life's ocean wide" (Rose, Richard, and Robin)
11. "Cheerily carols the lark" (Margaret)
12. "Welcome, gentry" (Double Chorus)
13. "Oh, why am I moody and sad?" (Sir Despard and Chorus)
14. "You understand? I think I do" (Richard and Sir Despard)
15. Finale Act I
"Hail the bride of seventeen summers" (Ensemble)
Madrigal, "When the buds are blossoming" (Ensemble)
"When I'm a bad Bart, I will tell taradiddles!" (Robin and Chorus)
"Oh, happy the lily" (Ensemble)
  • Act II
16. "I once was as meek" (Sir Ruthven and Adam)
17. "Happily coupled are we" (Rose and Richard)
18. "In bygone days" (Rose with Chorus of Bridesmaids)
19. "Painted emblems of a race" (Sir Ruthven, Sir Roderic, and Chorus of Ancestors)
20. "When the night wind howls" (Sir Roderic and Chorus)
21. "He yields, he yields" (Chorus)
22. "Away, remorse!" ... "For thirty-five years I've been sober and wary" (Robin)
23. "I once was a very abandoned person" (Margaret and Despard)
24. "My eyes are fully open" (Margaret, Sir Ruthven, and Despard)
25. "Melodrame"
26. "There grew a little flower" (Hannah with Sir Roderic)
27. Finale Act II (Ensemble)
"When a man has been a naughty baronet"
"For happy the lily" (reprise) (Ensemble)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1886-87
First Performance. 1887-01-22 — London: Savoy Theatre
First Publication. 1887 – London: Chappell & Co.
Librettist William Schwenck Gilbert (1836-1911)
Language English
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation voices, mixed chorus (SATB), orchestra
InstrDetail
Mortals
Sir Ruthven Murgatroyd Disguised as Robin Oakapple, a Young Farmer (comic baritone)
Richard Dauntless His Foster-Brother – A Man-o'-war's-man (tenor)
Sir Despard Murgatroyd of Ruddigore, A Wicked Baronet (bass-baritone or baritone)
Old Adam Goodheart Robin's Faithful Servant (bass)
Rose Maybud A Village Maiden (soprano)
Mad Margaret (mezzo-soprano)
Dame Hannah Rose's Aunt (contralto)
Zorah Professional Bridesmaid (soprano)
Ruth Professional Bridesmaid (speaking/chorus)

Ghosts

Sir Rupert Murgatroyd (The First Baronet)
Sir Jasper Murgatroyd (The Third Baronet)
Sir Lionel Murgatroyd (The Sixth Baronet)
Sir Conrad Murgatroyd (The Twelfth Baronet)
Sir Desmond Murgatroyd (The Sixteenth Baronet)
Sir Gilbert Murgatroyd (The Eighteenth Baronet)
Sir Mervyn Murgatroyd (The Twentieth Baronet)
Sir Roderic Murgatroyd (The Twenty-first Baronet) (bass-baritone)

Mixed Chorus (SATB)

Mortals: Chorus of Professional Bridesmaids, Villagers, Bucks, Blades
Ghosts: Chorus of Ancestors

Orchestra

2 flutes (2nd also piccolo), oboe, 2 clarinets, bassoon
2 horns, 2 cornets, 2 trombones
timpani, triangle, snare drum, bass drum, cymbals, gong, strings
Related Works Pieces based on 'Ruddigore'
Discography Gilbert & Sullivan Discography
External Links Wikipedia article
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