2 Trom from The Town of Titipu (Mikado) for Brass band
This is a love story of our hero, Nanki-Poo, a disguised travelling musician who is really the son of The Mikado, and the lady, Yum-Yum. The two had met a year prior and he had fallen for her but as the opening scene begins we see Nanki-Poo arriving at the "Town of Titipu" to search out his love and prevent her arranged marriage to Ko-Ko, the town’s very cheap tailor.
The lovers meet but realise that their situation is hopeless. In despair Nanki-Poo agrees with Ko-Ko, also the Lord High Executioner, to be beheaded after one month’s wedded bliss to Yum-Yum. Ko-Ko’s reward is to obtain Yum-Yum’s hand, willingly, after her lover’s execution.
All goes well until Yum-Yum discovers that Japanese law dictates that the wife of a beheaded man must be buried alive! Pressure grows on Ko-Ko as he is threatened by The Mikado to perform an execution, soon, not realising it will be his son that will lose his head.
More confusion reigns as The Mikado nears Titipu to view this summary execution, but how will it all end…….?
Of course, happily for our loving couple.
The music is taken wholly from the overture to the comic operetta, "The Mikado". This operetta was first performed on Saturday, 14th March 1885, on the stage of the Richard D’Oyly Carte’s Savoy Theatre in The Strand, London. The Japanese setting, of course, offers Gilbert & Sullivan a colourful backdrop for their story, however, the music is intrinsically very English and discernibly Victorian.
This brass band arrangement relies heavily on the solo-playing talents of all, in particular, the principal cornet and euphonium. The scoring is sometimes very thin but for rehearsal purposes I have inluded extensive cues in individual parts (not the score) to maintain continuity.
[ Conductor’s note: back row may be muted from D - open at E - to help balance ]
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