• Arthur S. Sullivan
  • The Pirates of Penzance, or The Slave of Duty (1879)

  • G Schirmer Inc (World)
  • 2121/2210/perc/str
  • Edmond Rickett scoring: 1110/0000/pf/2vn.va.vc.db
  • SATB chorus
  • Baritone, Baritone, Bass, Mezzo Soprano, 2 Sopranos, Tenor; B-Baritone, speaking role
  • Libretto by William S. Gilbert.
  • English

Programme Note

By mistake Frederick has been apprenticed to a band of pirates instead of pilots until his 21st birthday. He is about to leave them when he discovers that he was born on the 29th of February. He and the pirates surrender when their patriotism is appealed to.