Home > String quartet > Overture to "The Mikado" (String Quartet)

Overture to "The Mikado" (String Quartet)

Composer
Sir Arthur Sullivan
Year of composition
1885
Arranger
Difficulty
Difficult (Grades 7+)
Duration
8 minutes
Genre
Classical music
Instrumentation
String quartet
Instrumental parts
Related scores
Largo from The Four Season's "Winter" (for String Quintet - 3 violins, solo viola, & cello), Mattinata, Minuets I & II in G & g from the Notebook of Anna Magdalena Bach (arranged for String Quintet - 3 violins, viola, & cello), Miserere (arranged for String Quartet), My Bonny Lass, She Smileth (arranged for String Quintet - 3 violins, viola, and cello), O Sole Mio, Columbia, the Gem of the Ocean (1843), Overture to "H. M. S. Pinafore" (String Quartet), Annen Polka, Op. 117, Annen Polka, Op, 117 (Saxophone Quartet), Overture to "H. M. S. Pinafore" (String Trio), Overture to "Iolanthe" (String Quartet), Overture to "The Gypsy Baron", Passacaglia in g (String Quartet), Perpetuum Mobile, Op. 257 (A Musical Joke), Romanza Andaluza, Op. 22, No. 1 (Arr. for String Quartet), Romanza Andaluza, Op. 22, No. 1 for Solo Violin and String Orchestra, The Water Is Wide (O Waly, Waly), Royal Fireworks Music, Overture, The Big Book of Christmas Carols II for String Orchestra, The Marines’ Hymn (From the Halls of Montezuma), Radetzky March, Op.228 (Sax Quartet-AATB or SATB), Libiamo ne’ lieti calici (Drinking Song) from La Traviata (for string quartet), Serenata Rimpianto (String Quartet), Symphony in C, III, Royal Fireworks Music, Minuets I and II, War March of the Priests from Athalia, Water Music No. 11, Allegro Maestoso (Hornpipe) for Organ, Nimrod, from the ’Enigma’ Variations (arr. for String Quartet), Water Music Suite, No. 15, Bourrée (D), Air from the Third Orchestral Suite (arranged for String Trio), O mio babbino caro (1918) (for wordless voice and string quartet), Sheep May Safely Graze (Chorale Melody in Viola), Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring (Chamber Orchestra), Thunder and Lightning Polka, Sheep May Safely Graze (Chorale Melody in Violin), Allegretto from the Sonata in e minor for Contrabass, Tritsch Tratsch Polka, Ave Maria on the First Prelude of J.S. Bach (for String Quartet alone) G, The Navy Hymn ("Eternal Father, Strong to Save"), Ave Maria (String Trio w/solo in cello) G, Two Elegiac Melodies, Op. 34, No. 1, Heart Wounds, Crown With Thy Benediction (for String Quartet), Royal Fireworks Music, La Rejouissance, Santa Lucia, Two Elegiac Melodies, Op. 34, No. 2, The Last Spring, Romanza Andaluza, Op. 22, No. 1 arr. for TWO Solo Violins and String Orchestra, Royal Fireworks Music, Bourrée, Barcarolle from "The Tales of Hoffmann" for String Quartet, Country Dance No. 2 (for Two French Horns), Ave Maria (1599) (3 violins, viola, and cello), Je suis déshéritée (arranged for String Quintet - 3 violins, viola, and cello), Country Dance No. 3 (for Two French Horns), Water Music Suite, No. 1, Overture (F), Country Dance No. 4 (for Two French Horns), Water Music Suite, No. 10, Allegro (D), Wedding March from "The Marriage of Figaro", Still wie die Nacht (Medium Voice & String Quartet), The Prince of Denmark’s March (EASIER KEY [Bb] FOR AMATEUR TRUMPET), Los Peces en el Río (for SAB, Guitar, and String Bass), The Prince of Denmark’s March (Original Key D), Water Music Suite, No. 12, Menuetto (D), Anchors Aweigh, Alleluja from the motet "Exultate, jubilate", K. 165, arranged for string quartet alone, Flight of the Bumblebee, for String Quartet, Bridal Chorus from "Lohengrin" for String Quartet, The Star Spangled Banner (Ab) (for String Quartet), Water Music Suite, No. 13, Rigaudon (G), Funiculi, Funicula, Im Balladenton, Op. 65, No. 5, Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring (Stg. Qrt.), Water Music Suite, No. 14, Lentement (D), Royal Fireworks Music, La Paix, Largo from Xerxes (String Quartet), Ein Mannlein steht im Walde (from the opera Hansel und Gretel), Ave Maria (String Trio w/solo in violin) G, Air from the Third Orchestral Suite, arr. for String Quartet, Water Music Suite, No. 16, Menuetto I (g min.), Io Te Vurria Vasa (I Know I'm Only Dreaming), Nocturne from String Quartet No. 2 in D Major (String Orchestra), Water Music Suite, No. 17, Menuetto II (g min.), De Wántele - Schieber (Schottisch), Dido’s Lament from "Dido and Aeneas" (for String Quartet), Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring (Vln Solo), Ave Verum Corpus, K.618, String Quartet, Water Music Suite, No. 7, Bourrée (F), Ave Maria (String Trio w/solo in viola) G, La Golondrina (String Quartet), Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring (SATB Choir w/String Quartet), Water Music Suite, No. 18, Cantabile & Affettuoso (G), La donna e mobile (for String Quartet), Water Music Suite, No. 19, Menuetto (D), Ave Maria (Solo Violin in String Quartet. w/opt. Voice/Piano) G, Water Music Suite, No. 2, Adagio e staccato (d min.), Concerto Grosso, Op. 6, No. 8 (Christmas Concerto), L'Acceso (arranged for string quintet - 3 violins, viola, and cello), Komm, süsser Tod (String Quartet), Ave Maria on the First Prelude of J. S. Bach (String Quartet. plus Voice and Kbd.) F, Wedding March from A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Ein Kleines Liebeslied, Water Music Suite, No. 3b, Air (d min.), Alleluja from the motet "Exultate, jubilate", K. 165, for soprano and string quartet, Etude in C, Water Music Suite, No. 4, Menuetto and Trio (F), Wedding Tarantella (String Quartet), Trumpet Tune in D (String Quartet), Las Campanas de Belén (SAB), "Las Posadas" Spanish Carol Medley (SAB), Panis Angelicus, String Quartet, Water Music Suite, No. 11, Hornpipe (D), Water Music Suite, No. 6, Menuetto and Trio (F), Ode to Joy (Hymn) for String Quartet, Canon in D, for String Quartet, Ave Maria (Solo Cello in String Quartet. w/ opt. Voice/Piano) G, What Child Is This? (Greensleeves), Water Music Suite, No. 8, Hornpipe (F), A Boston Fancy (Hornpipe) for Solo Violin with Guitar and String Bass Accompaniment, Water Music Suite, No. 9, Dialogue (d min.), Water Music Suite, No. 3a, Allegro Deciso (F), March and Procession of Bacchus from the ballet Sylvia (Piano), Imperial Valley College Alma Mater (SATB), The Big Book of Christmas Carols II for Clarinet Quartet, Pastores, Venid (SAB), Funeral March for a Marionette, Adiós, Mamá Carlota (SAB Chorus with Guitar and String Bass Accompaniment), Träumerei (String Quartet), A la Nanita Nana (SATB) and Two-part Invention in C Major in the Style of J. S. Bach

The Overture to "The Mikado" (Music by Sir Arthur Sullivan) is here arranged for string quartet, suitable for concert or occasional music for receptions. If you enjoy it, visit my website at: http://members.sibeliusmusic.com/jjacklich/ for many more arrangements and compositions for string quartet/string orchestra.

Which method of viewing music should I use?

Score Exchange has two methods to display previews of music: seView which uses regular html and javascipt and the Scorch plug-in from Avid which needs to be downloaded and installed onto your computer. Both have advantages and disadvantages:

seView

seView, is the most compatible option. You should be able to view music on all modern web browsers including most mobile devices. Even if your device does not support javascript you should still be able to preview at least page one of the music.

You do not need to install any additional software to use seView.

Scorch

Scorch is a free plug-in from Avid for displaying and printing music. It can also play the music that you're seeing. As modern web browsers are updated, Scorch is no longer compatible with many browsers. Scorch has never been compatible with mobile devices and some web browsers on Mac computers.

If your web browser does not install Scorch automatically, you can click here to download and install scorch manually.

cloud scorch goes here

This score was submitted by Joel Jacklich. If you wish to perform, record, or broadcast this music then you should contact them first.

In order to submit this score to ScoreExchange.com Joel Jacklich has declared that they own the copyright to this work in its entirety or that they have been granted permission from the copyright holder to use their work. If you believe that this score should be not available here because it infringes your or someone elses copyright, please report this score using the copyright abuse form.