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Arthur Sullivan

Quellekritische Editionen



Robin Gordon-Powell:

Orchester- und Vokalwerke von Arthur Sullivan

Die Sullivan Edition des Dirigenten und Musikverlegers Robin Gordon-Powell

bietet Partituren, Studien- und Aufführungsmaterial von selten gespielten Werken Sullivans:


Sullivan: Ivanhoe

Kritische Edition der Partitur von Robin Gordon-Powell


Hinweis des Herausgebers:

As with all of my previous publications of Sullivan's music, this one has been taken direct from the composer's manuscript, as well as other original sources, where available (there are very few of these!).

Ivanhoe  is a very large score (over 600 pages) and as a result it is necessary to produce it in 3 volumes.  Each volume will be printed on heavy, good-quality paper, with cloth-covered, hard-back covers.

A full score if Ivanhoe  was printed by Chappell & Co at the time of the first performances (1891).  This was never made available for sale, and very few copies of the original exist, although photocopies have been around for years, and have provided the only available source for this opera; the original orchestral parts were mostly destroyed by fire, and all performances of Ivanhoe  since 1966 have been from parts copied out from this 1891 score.  Anyone who has worked from the Chappell score will know that it is full of errors and inconsistencies, but having been able to compare this with the composer's manuscript, it becomes apparent just how  deeply flawed this printed score really is, as well as all orchestral parts copied from it.  My new score (and matching orchestral material) corrects all these mistakes and omissions, and will be used for the SASS / CHANDOS recording of Ivanhoe  in summer 2009.



Conductor  Camerata Santa Dorotea
Music Publisher  The Amber Ring
Archivist & Music Librarian  Sir Arthur Sullivan Society
9 Killieser Avenue, London, SW2 4NU, UK
Mobile: 07881 934 165
Email: robin@amber-ring.co.uk

Ferner sind erhältlich:

The Light of the World


Libretto: Arthur Sullivan/George Grove nach Worten des Neuen Testaments

Uraufführung: 27. August 1873; Birmingham.

The Martyr of Antioch

A Sacred Musical Drama / Sakrales Musikdrama

Text von Arthur Sullivan/W.S. Gilbert nach Milmans Dichtung

Uraufführung: 15. Oktober 1880; Leeds.


incidental music / Schauspielmusik

Drama von William Shakespeare

Musik zur Inszenierung von Henry Irving

Premiere: 29. Dezember 1888; Lyceum Theatre, London.

The Tempest

incidental music / Schauspielmusik

Drama von William Shakespeare

Erstaufführungen: Leipzig 1861, London 1862

On Shore and Sea

dramatic cantata / Dramatische Kantate

Text von Tom Taylor

Uraufführung: 1. Mai 1871; Royal Albert Hall, London.

The Beauty Stone

Oper in drei Akten

Libretto: Arthur Wing Pinero, J. Comyns Carr

Uraufführung: 28. Mai 1898; Savoy Theatre, London.

The Contrabandista

Komische Oper in zwei Akten

Libretto: Francis C. Burnand

Uraufführung: 18. Dezember 1867, St. George's Hall, London.

The Prodigal Son


Libretto: Arthur Sullivan (nach Worten der Bibel)

Uraufführung: 8. September 1869, Worcester.


Konzertouvertüre (nach Scott)

Uraufführung: 30. Oktober 1866, Norwich Festival.

Imperial March

Uraufführung: 10. Mai 1893; Imperial Institute, London.



Text: H.F. Chorley

Uraufführung: 8. September 1864, Birmingham Festival.

The Foresters

incidental music / Schauspielmusik

Drama von Alfred Tennyson

Uraufführung: 17. März 1892, New York

Zwei „lost songs“ aus The Yeomen of the Guard



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