The Yeomen of the Guard

Sir Arthur Sullivan / Colin Jagger
Vocal score
In stock


The Yeomen of the Guard is one of the most popular and enduring Gilbert and Sullivan Savoy operas. This critical performing edition, edited by Colin Jagger, Director of Music, University of Portsmouth, marks the 125th anniversary of the opera's first performance. The edition presents the opera as it was originally conceived, correcting errors found in older editions (regarding music, dialogue, and stage directions) and including unpublished songs and alternative endings. The vocal score is clear and practical as well as scholarly and authoritative, reflecting the editor's experience as a conductor. Full scores and clearly printed orchestral parts are available on hire/rental, and are consistent with the vocal score. The full score is also available on sale. In a further break with other editions, the vocal score includes the complete libretto.

  • This is the first publication ever of the full score based on Sullivan's original of one of the most popular British operas
  • A definitive edition suitable for scholars, enthusiasts, and performers that includes unpublished ('lost') songs and alternative endings to deepen performers' understanding of this well-known work
  • Full score and vocal score are compatible with each other and with new orchestral parts, and the OUP vocal score can also be easily used with other editions and both full score and vocal score include the dialogue/libretto
  • This is an authentic edition that was researched using primary, authoritative sources, including the autographed score and an undiscovered set of parts from the first US production
  • Useful accompanying Commentary explains editorial decisions and detailed editing has eliminated a host of long-standing anomalies and inconsistencies
  • The performing materials include provision for an unstaged concert version, with a specially commissioned part for a narrator

Additional Information

Item Number: 9780193389205
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 216
Duration: 80 Mins
Publication Date: 03/11/2016
Format: 279x216
Force: Operetta
Instrumentation: 2fl (II+picc), ob, 2cl, 2bsn, 2hn, 2Bb cornets, 3tbn, timp, str; a Narrator's part (for use in concert performances) is also available.
Level of difficulty:


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