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Behold the Lord High Executioner (from The Mikado) - Full Orchestra

Catalog Number: A0140

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Level 4. “The Mikado; or, The Town of Titipu” is a comic opera with music by Arthur Sullivan and libretto by W. S. Gilbert. The 1885 work has been translated into numerous languages and is one of the most frequently played musical theatre pieces in history. Setting the opera in Japan allowed Gilbert to satirize British politics and institutions more freely by disguising them as Japanese. When the Mikado (Emperor of Japan) decreed that flirting was a capital crime, the Titipu authorities frustrated the decree by appointing Ko-Ko (formerly a cheap tailor,) a prisoner condemned to death for flirting, to the post of Lord High Executioner. The Titipu authorities reasoned that he could "not cut off another's head until he cut his own off", and since Ko-Ko was not likely to try to execute himself, no executions could take place. “Behold the Lord High Executioner” is the less-than-grand Ko-Ko’s “grand entrance” in the first act. Arranged by Clark McAllister. Instrumentation: piccolo, flute, oboe, 2 clarinets, bassoon, 2 horns, 2 trumpets, 2 trombones, bass trombone, cymbals, bass drum,strings.

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Publisher: Ludwig-Masters
Composer/Author: Arthur Sullivan
Arranger/Editor: Clark McAllister
Catalog Number: A0140