The Yeomen of the Guard

Sir Arthur Sullivan / Colin Jagger
Full 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, presents the opera as it was performed during the original Savoy Theatre run. It corrects errors found in older editions (regarding music, dialogue, and stage directions) and includes unpublished songs and alternative endings. Full scores and clearly printed orchestral parts are available on hire/rental, and vocal scores are available on sale.

  • 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  • A definitive edition suitable for scholars, enthusiasts, and performers that includes unpublished ('lost') songs and alternative endings to deepen performers' understanding of this well-known work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: 9780193413139
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 456
Duration: 80 Mins
Publication Date: 03/11/2016
Format: 311x232
Force: Operetta
Instrumentation: 2fl (II+picc), ob, 2cl, 2bsn, 2hn, 2Bb cornets, 3tbn, timp, str
Level of difficulty:


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