Arias (Flute and Piano)
Arias (Flute and Piano) By W.S. and Sir Arthur Sullivan Gilbert, Southern Music Co.
Sir James Galway first came upon Gilbert and Sullivan's wonderful operettas while playing with Sadler's Wells Opera orchestra, which later became English National Opera. His fondness for good tunes, with which the G&S operettas abound, led to this collection, created with longtime collaborator and arranger David Overton. The Gilbert and Sullivan arrangements are divided into separate albums, as some of the songs are best suited to solo flute and piano, some for two flutes and piano, and some lend themselves to a flute choir. This volume for flute and piano contains: A wand'ring minstrel I (Mikado), “On a tree by a river (Mikado)”, Poor wand'ring one (Pirates), “Take a pair of sparkling eyes (Gondoliers)”, The flowers that bloom in the spring (Mikado), The sun whose rays (Mikado), When a merry maiden marries (Gondoliers)