The Sorcerer (Sullivan, Arthur)

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Performances

Recordings

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Performer Pages Really Authentic Gilbert and Sullivan Performance Trust (company)
Dunedin Symphony Orchestra (orchestra)
Donald Evans (stage director)
Michael Andrewes (conductor/musical director)
Donald Evans (Sir Marmaduke Pointdextre)
Joel Allen (Alexis Pointdextre)
John Kiernan-Sear (Dr. Daly)
Neil Welch (Notary)
Lloyd Scott (John Wellington Wells)
Damian Bennett (Hercules)
Judith Borick (Lady Sangazure)
Eryn Strachan (Aline Sangazure)
Jane Robertson (Mrs. Partlet)
Juliet Mann (Constance Partlet)
Publisher Info. Really Authentic Gilbert and Sullivan Performance Trust, 2008.
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Misc. Notes Recorded live, 2002. This is audio from a videotaped performance.
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26 more: Ring forth, ye bells • Constance, my daughter • When he is here, I sigh with pleasure • The air is charged with amatory numbers • Time was, when love and I were well-acquainted • Sir Marmaduke • With heart and voice • My kindly friends — Oh, happy young heart • My child, I join in these congratulations • With heart and with voice • Welcome joy, adieu to sadness • All is prepared for sealing and for sighing • Love feeds on many kinds of food • My name is John Wellington Wells • Sprites of earth and air • Now to the banquet we press • 'Tis twelve, I think • Dear friends, take pity on my lot • Thou hast the power — It is not love • I rejoice that it's decided • Oh, I have wrought much evil with my spells • Alexis, doubt me not — The fearful deed is done • Oh, my voice is sad and low • Oh, joyous boon • Prepare for sad surprises • Or he or I must die

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Performer Pages D'Oyly Carte Opera Company (ensemble)
New Symphony Orchestra of London (orchestra)
Isidore Godfrey (conductor)
Fisher Morgan (Sir Marmaduke Pointdextre)
Neville Griffiths (Alexis Pointdextre)
Jeffrey Skitch (Dr. Daly)
Donald Adams (Notary)
Peter Pratt (John Wellington Wells)
Ann Drummond-Grant (Lady Sangazure)
Muriel Harding (Aline Sangazure)
Beryl Dixon (Mrs. Partlet)
Yvonne Dean (Constance Partlet)
Publisher Info. Decca, 1953.
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Misc. Notes Recordings on archive.org: RS 62015, R 23078. Publication information: discogs.com (release), discog.com (master).
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Sheet Music

Parts

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Publisher. Info. Manuscript, n.d.(ca.1925-75).
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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/Bass Drum/Cymbals/Chimes/Gong/Triangle/Snare Drum • Violins I • Violins II • Violas • Cellos/Basses

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Publisher. Info. Manuscript, n.d.(ca.1925-75).
Reprinted New York: E.F. Kalmus, n.d.(1933-70). Catalog A2457.
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Vocal Scores

Original version (1877)

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Editor First edition
Language English
Publisher. Info. London: Metzler & Co., n.d.[1877]. Plate M. 5001.
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Misc. Notes This is a scan of the first edition which differs from the one issued after the revival in 1884, and includes the extended Act I finale, the original opening to Act II. It does not include the Overture nor Alexis' Act II ballad, "Thou Hast the Power", referred to in most scores as "It Is Not Love." Announced as "now ready" in an ad in the Dec. 22 1877 Musical Times.
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Editor First edition (reprint)
Publisher. Info. London: Metzler & Co., n.d.[1877]. Plate M. 5001.
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Publisher. Info. Boston: Oliver Ditson, n.d.(ca.1877).
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Revised version (1884)

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Publisher. Info. London: Metzler & Co., n.d.(1884).
Reprinted London: J.B. Cramer & Co., n.d.(after 1900). Plate 104504.
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Arranger Hamilton Clarke (1840-1912)
Editor James Cooper
Publisher. Info. Troupers Light Opera, 2016.
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Publisher. Info. Larry Byler, 2022.
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Arrangements and Transcriptions

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For Violin and Piano (Sousa)

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Arranger John Philip Sousa (1854-1932)
Publisher. Info. Philadelphia: W.F. Shaw, 1879.
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General Information

Work Title The Sorcerer
Alternative. Title
Name Translations Чародей; Чародій
Name Aliases Колдун
Authorities Wikipedia
Composer Sullivan, Arthur
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IAS 69
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 2 acts:
Overture (includes "With heart and with voice", "When he is here",
"Dear friends, take pity on my lot", and "My name is John Wellington Wells")
  • Act I
1. "Ring forth ye bells" (Double Chorus)
2. "Constance, my daughter, why this strange depression?" (Mrs. Partlet and Constance)
2a. "When he is here" (Constance)
3. "The air is charged with amatory numbers" (Dr Daly)
3a. "Time was when Love and I were well acquainted" (Dr Daly)
4. "Sir Marmaduke, my dear young friend Alexis" (Sir Marmaduke, Dr Daly, and Alexis)
4a. (Dance)
5. "With heart and with voice" (Chorus of Girls)
6. "My kindly friends" (Aline)
6a. "Happy young heart" (Aline)
7. "My child, I join in these congratulations" (Lady Sangazure)
8. "With heart and with voice" (Chorus of Men)
9. "Welcome, joy!" (Lady Sangazure and Sir Marmaduke)
10. "All is prepared" (Aline, Alexis, Notary, and Chorus)
10a."With heart and with voice" (Double Chorus)
11. "Love feeds on many kinds of food" (Alexis)
12. "My name is John Wellington Wells" (Mr. Wells)
13. "Sprites of earth and air" (Aline, Alexis, Mr. Wells, and Chorus)
14. Act I Finale (Ensemble)
"Now to the banquet we press"
The Tea-Cup Brindisi ("Eat, drink and be gay") (Sir Marmaduke, Dr Daly and Chorus)
"Oh love, true love" (Aline and Alexis)
"Oh marvellous illusion"
Tea-Cup Brindisi reprise (1877 version)
  • Act II
15. "Happy are we in our loving frivolity" (Chorus) (1877 version)
15. "'Tis twelve, I think" and "Why, where be Oi?... If you'll marry me"
(Aline, Alexis, Mr. Wells, and Chorus) (1884 version)
16. "Dear friends, take pity on my lot" (Constance, Notary, Aline, Alexis, and Chorus)
17. "Thou hast the pow'r thy vaunted love" (Alexis)
18. "I rejoice that it's decided" (Aline, Mrs. Partlet, Alexis, Dr Daly, and Sir Marmaduke)
19. "Oh, I have wrought much evil with my spells" (Lady Sangazure and Mr. Wells)
20. "Alexis! Doubt me not, my loved one" (Aline)
21. "Oh, my voice is sad and low" (Dr Daly)
22. "Oh, joyous boon! oh, mad delight" (Aline, Alexis, Dr Daly, and Chorus)
23. "Prepare for sad surprises" (Alexis)
24. Act II Finale: "Or he or I must die" (leading to a reprise of "Now to the banquet we press") (Ensemble)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1877, rev.1884
First Publication. 1877, 1884 – London: Metzler & Co.
  • Vocal Score – Plate M.5001, 130 pages (Original Version)
  • Vocal Score – Plate M.5001, 137 pages (Revised Version)
Librettist William Schwenck Gilbert (1836-1911)
Language English
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation voices, mixed chorus (SATB), orchestra
InstrDetail
Cast
Sir Marmaduke Pointdextre, an Elderly Baronet (bass-baritone)
Alexis, of the Grenadier Guards, his son (tenor)
Dr Daly, Vicar of Ploverleigh (lyric baritone)
Notary (bass)
John Wellington Wells, of J. W. Wells & Co., Family Sorcerers (comic baritone)
Lady Sangazure, a Lady of Ancient Lineage (contralto)
Aline, her Daughter, betrothed to Alexis (soprano)
Mrs. Partlet, a Pew Opener (contralto)
Constance, her Daughter (soprano (1877); mezzo-soprano or soprano (1884))
Hercules (speaking role)

Mixed Chorus (SATB)

Villagers

Orchestra

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