Gilbert & Sullivan - Songs from the Savoy Operas - The Mikado: 'Three little maids' - arr. for Voices & String Quartet by Gerald Manning

Sir Arthur Sullivan
Gerald Manning
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� Three little maids� From The Mikado; or, The Town of Titipu (Savoy Theatre, London, March 14, 1885)

The most popular Gilbert and Sullivan opera, and arguably the most popular opera ever written. This opera has delighted audiences for more than a century, and spawned a number of imitations. But none were nearly as good as the original, which represented both Gilbert and Sullivan at the height of their creative geniuses. The collaboration between English composer and conductor Sir Arthur Sullivan and the librettist William Gilbert produced a distinctive style of �Opera Comique� where the marriage of words and music produced a mixture of parody, burlesque and satire that achieved immense popularity in Britain and the USA. Sullivan met Gilbert shortly after his first success with his one-act comic opera Cox and Box in 1867 and their collaboration began in 1871 with the now lost work Thespis. After the immense success of Trial by Jury in 1875 the impresario Richard D�Oyly Carte formed a new company specially to perform the works of Gilbert and Sullivan, but in 1881 while Patience was still running the company moved into the new Savoy Theatre � hence the sobriquet now attached to those operas after this date.

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Sir Arthur Sullivan
Year of composition
Gerald Manning
Sir William Gilbert
Difficult (Grades 7+)
2 minutes
String quartet
Classical music

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