Sullivan: Pirates of Penzance Overture-wind dectet

Sullivan: Pirates of Penzance Overture-wind dectet

Arranged for wind dectet (double wind quintet).
2nd flute doubles on piccolo.
The Pirates of Penzance; or, The Slave of Duty is a comic opera in two acts, with music by Arthur Sullivan and libretto by W. S. Gilbert. 
It was their 5th collaboration .

The overture to The Pirates of Penzance was composed by Sullivan and his musical assistant Alfred Cellier. It follows the pattern of most Savoy opera overtures: a lively opening (the melody of "With cat-like tread"), a slow middle section ("Ah, leave me not to pine alone"), and a concluding allegro in a compressed sonata form, in which the themes of "How beautifully blue the sky" and "A paradox, a paradox" are combined.

This music suits the wind ensemble...something "light" to vary your programme!

  • Pdf

    PDF  of score and  parts.