Princess Ida. By W. S. Gilbert and A. Sullivan. (Chappell.) To
give any account of Messrs. Gilbert and Sullivan's latest work is unnecessary.
It was produced last January at the Savoy Theatre, and is still being played.
In the vocal score before us we miss, of course, one of the charms of the
piece – namely, the composer's graceful and effective orchestration; but
all can read Mr. Gilbert's funny words and enjoy Sir A. Sullivan's merry
and melodious tunes.
transcribed by Helga J. Perry, 13 November 2000