8.5 x 11
Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
This anthology contains nineteen of the most popular Gilbert and Sullivan classics arranged in easily sight-readable versions for beginning to intermediate classical guitarists. All the favorites are here, ranging from sentimental ballads such as 'Little Buttercup', 'Willow, Tit-Willow' and 'There Grew a Little Flower', to more up-tempo 'patter' type pieces such as 'Oh! A Private Buffoon', 'Kind Sir You Cannot Have the Heart' and 'A Policeman's Lot'. The aim has been to provide both a useful teaching resource and a light-hearted alternative to the more 'serious' music of the classical guitar repertoire. All the pieces lend themselves extremely well to the common idiomatic textures of the classical guitar. A variety of melody and accompaniment styles are employed, including block chords, arpeggio patterns and passages of double-stopped thirds and sixths. A number of the pieces are in easy first position format, while others explore the common higher positions. The standard guitar keys are utilized (C, G, D, A, E) but there are occasional more challenging temporary modulations to 'difficult' keys, such as E flat major. There are also instances of drop-D tuning, which is often required in classical guitar playing.
A Policeman's Lot
Faint Heart Never Won Fair Lady
He is an Englishman
I am a Courtier Graveand Serious
I am the Captain of the Pinafore
Kind Sir, You Cannot Have the Heart
Oh! A Private Buffoon
Poor Wand'ring One
Prithee, Pretty Maiden
Take a Pair of Sparkling Eyes
The Flowers That Bloom in the Spring
The Sun, Whose Rays
There Grew a Little Flower
When a Merry Maiden Marries
When Britian Really Ruled the Waves
When I, Good Friends, Was Call'd to the Bar
With Cat-Like Tread
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