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Arthur Sullivan
Edited by Colin Jagger

The Yeomen of the Guard

Vocal score

Forces or Category: Operetta

Orchestration: 2fl (II+picc), ob, 2cl, 2bsn, 2hn, 2Bb cornets, 3tbn, timp, str; a Narrator's part (for use in concert performances) is also available.

  • This is the first publication ever of the full score based on Sullivan's original of one of the most popular British operas
  • A definitive edition suitable for scholars, enthusiasts, and performers that includes unpublished ('lost') songs and alternative endings to deepen performers' understanding of this well-known work
  • Full score and vocal score are compatible with each other and with new orchestral parts, and the OUP vocal score can also be easily used with other editions and both full score and vocal score include the dialogue/libretto
  • This is an authentic edition that was researched using primary, authoritative sources, including the autographed score and an undiscovered set of parts from the first US production
  • Useful accompanying Commentary explains editorial decisions and detailed editing has eliminated a host of long-standing anomalies and inconsistencies
  • The performing materials include provision for an unstaged concert version, with a specially commissioned part for a narrator

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