It Really Doesn't Matter (Matter Trio)

From Gilbert and Sullivan's Ruddigore

Words and Music by W.S. GILBERT and ARTHUR SULLIVAN Arranged by Robert Newth
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It Really Doesn't Matter, or 'The Matter Trio', from Gilbert and Sullivan's comic opera Ruddigore, is one of the classic examples of patter songs, where the singer almost 'speaks' the complicated words out at incredible pace. This song was also featured in the movie version of The Pirates of Penzance, although it does not feature in the original show.

This arrangement for woodwind quintet features Clarinet in A, to save the player from having to read in six sharps!

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Score ID
Words and Music by W.S. GILBERT and ARTHUR SULLIVAN Arranged by Robert Newth
Year of composition
Year of arrangement
Difficult (Grades 7+)
2 minutes
Wind quintet
Other and Classical music
Instrumental parts

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