To clarify the nature of this MP3 I've posted:
The music is from "H.M.S. Pinafore," one of the most beloved and famous light operettas from the 19th Century. Music by Sir Arthur Sullivan.
The MP3 is a montage of small portions from ten different songs in Act One of "Pinafore." A few seconds of each song plays, then cross-fades with a clip from another song.
I've recorded a "virtual orchestra" recording of the entire 2 hour piece, and thought rather than posting entire songs, that just a short demo of the work would be the best thing to post here.
Previously I have posted the entire Overture from the show, as well as the first number which is "We Shall Sail The Ocean Blue" sung by a chorus of sailors.
Here are links to the Overture, "We Shall Sail..." and the Montage:
We Shall Sail
Act One montage
And below this line is the post I put up yesterday, April 6, '07.
When I was finally able to get back on to the Forums towards the end of last year, the first thing I posted here in The Listening Room was my rendition of the Overture from "H.M.S. Pinafore."
Some of you got a kick out of hearing Gilbert and Sullivan done with GPO, so later I posted the opening number from the show.
It was a project of about a year's duration, doing a faithful "virtual orchestra" recording, using the Dover edition of the full score. It's all GPO.
Previously my recordings of "The Mikado" and "The Pirates of Penzance" have been used throughout The States in school productions. I'm hoping either a school or little theatre will soon be making use of my "Pinafore."
I think there should be a limit to how many "Pinafore" posts I put up here, so what I've done is concoct a short montage from the music of the first act, for the sole purpose of posting here in the Forum. I'll post a montage of Act Two later. I culled snippets from 10 different numbers which I felt do especially well in demonstrating how perfectly GPO works with this material.
Here is the Box link to the Act One montage:
(rbowser)--happy winner of Orchestration Challenge #11