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Sir Arthur Sullivan : A Resource Book.

Dillard, P.H.

ISBN 10: 0810831570 / ISBN 13: 9780810831575
Verlag: Scarecrow Press, Lanham, first edition, 1996, 1996
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Cloth, 8vo, 23 cm, xiii, 428 pp. This is a comprehensive reference guide to Sir Arthur Sullivan, arranged in three parts. The first section, "His Life" (pp 1-165), provides a biography of Sullivan plus a chapters containing brief biographies of about 60 of his associates and contemporaries - from aristocrats to showgirls - and shorter sections on the players in the operas, theatres and halls, and music schools. Section 2, "His Music" (pp 167-198), identifies the works (other than hymns) composed by Sullivan : 32 works for theatre (details provided include information on the librettist, premiere dates, cast lists, and notes on the performance history); over 100 secular songs and part-songs; six piano pieces; five chamber music pieces; 10 works for band or orchestra; 11 oratorios, cantatas, or other works for chorus with orchestra; and nearly 20 church anthems and services. Section 3, "The Resources" (pp 199-392) describes music scores, audio and video recordings in numerous formats (cds, phonograph records, cassettes, videocassettes, laser videodiscs), motion pictures, archives and collections, and relevant internet sites. Illustrated by the author, with a bibliography of about 350 books and articles, and with indexes of persons and a title and first-line index. Fine. Buchnummer des Verkäufers ABE-04161

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Titel: Sir Arthur Sullivan : A Resource Book.

Verlag: Scarecrow Press, Lanham, first edition, 1996

Erscheinungsdatum: 1996

Einband: Hardcover

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This resource book will delight fans, researchers, and students and is the definitive reference work to the composer who matched his scintillating, melodious music to Gilbert's clever words. Illustrated by the author, Sir Arthur Sullivan provides a biography of Sullivan, brief sketches of his associates and contemporaries, and venues where his plays were performed. It includes a chart that lists fifty-four performers who appeared in his operas as well as lists of songs written by Sullivan and descriptions of Sullivan's operas with information on the librettist, premiere dates, cast lists, and notes on the performance history. An exhaustive listing of resources that describe music scores, audio and video recordings in all formats, motion pictures, archives and collections, and relevant Internet sites is included as are a bibliography on Sullivan and his music and a full complement of indexes.

About the Author:

Philip H. Dillard, Ed.D., is Head of Technical Services for the Library at Southern Utah University, Cedar City, UT.

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