|1||–Congregational Players, Richard Hews, United Choirs - Eastern Diocesea||Light of the world - Part 4|
|2||–United Choirs - Eastern Diocesea, Congregational Players, Richard Hews||Light of the world - Part 1|
|3||–United Choirs - Eastern Diocesea, Congregational Players, Richard Hews||Light of the world - Part 2|
|4||–Congregational Players, Richard Hews, United Choirs - Eastern Diocesea||Light of the world - Part 3|
This is a live recording of an oratorio Sullivan wrote in 1873, The Light of the World. Martin Wright wrote to me about the record, of which he said: "I have never listened to it except the first few bars, as these were so abominably sung I couldn't bear any more." A few days later, he gave it another try and gave a slightly more favorable report:
Since last writing, I have listened to much of this record. Despite the poor quality of singing and recording, it is interesting to hear this work: there is obviously some good writing in it. Like so much of Sullivan's work, this would seem to have been neglected.
The Light of the World is an oratorio composed in 1873 by Arthur Sullivan. Sullivan wrote the libretto with the assistance of George Grove, based on the New Testament. The work was inspired by William Holman Hunt's popular 185354 painting, The Light of the World. The story of the oratorio follows the whole life of Christ, told mostly in the first person, focusing on his deeds on Earth as preacher, healer and prophet. The Topsy Turvy World of Gilbert & Sullivan: Highlights from The Mikado, . Pinafore & The Pirates of Penzance. The Golden Age of Light Music: A Box of Light Musical Allsorts. Various artists. The Oldest Recorded Voices of History. Operas of Gilbert & Sullivan: Patience & The Mikado Overture, The Mikado Remainder. D'Oyly Carte Opera Company. Operas of Gilbert & Sullivan: Trial By Jury & The Pirates of Penzance Act 1, The Pirates of Penzance Act 2 & Iolanthe First Part. The Church Music of Sir Arthur Sullivan. General Information. Work Title. The Light of the World. Sullivan, Arthur. I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. External Links. Gilbert & Sullivan Archive. The Schirmer vocal score reflects these revisions. There is a discrepancy in numbering between the Cramer and Schirmer vocal scores. Sir Arthur Sullivan: A British Tar Is A Soaring Soul, Three Little Maids From School, When A Felon's Not Engaged In His Employment A Policeman's Lot Is Not A Happy O и другие песни. Arthur Sullivan Sir Arthur Seymour Sullivan MVO 13 May 1842 22 November 1900 was an English composer. He is best known for his series of 14 operatic collaborations with the dramatist W. Gilbert, including such enduring works as . Pinafore, The Pirates of Penzance and The Mikado. Sullivan composed 23 operas, 13 major orchestral works, eight choral works and oratorios, two ballets, incidental music to several plays, and numerous hymns and other church pieces, songs, and piano and chamber pieces. The best known of his hymns and songs include Onward Christian Soldiers& read. Christmas Symphony. Arthur Sullivan. 2014 New Age Armony. The Mikado. Arthur Sullivan, W. Gilbert, Sadler's Wells Opera. Gilbert, Arthur Sullivan, J. Lynn Thompson, Ohio Light Opera, Ohio Light Opera Orchestra, Cast of Ohio Light Opera. Arthur Sullivan, J. Lynn Thompson, Ohio Light Opera Company. Gilbert & Sullivan highlights. Sir Malcolm Sargent, Pro Arte Orchestra, Arthur Sullivan. The Mikado English National Opera. Arthur Sullivan, Peter Robinson, English National Opera Orchestra, English National Opera. Mark Laflin, Choir of Keble College, Oxford. O Hearken Thou, introit for chorus & organ adapted from The Light of the World by Frederick Bridge for Coronation Service, 1902. Sullivans The Light of the World sees the light of day at last. Plus, the Fidelio Trio and new music on Radio 3. Arthur Sullivan will forever be associated with his longtime collaborator WS Gilbert and their effervescent Savoy operas, but there was always a serious side to Sullivan, a composer who longed to be recognised for more than The Mikado and HMS Pinafore. In 1873, two years before the Savoy series began with Trial By Jury, Sullivan produced a full-scale oratorio, The Light of the World, telling the life of Christ and perhaps drawing inspiration from Holman Hunts massively popular picture of the same name. Template:Other people Template:Use British English Template:Use dmy dates. Template:Good article. Sir Arthur Seymour Sullivan MVO 13 May 1842 22 November 1900 was an English composer. Gilbert, including . His works include 23 operas, 13 major orchestral works, eight choral works and oratorios, two ballets, incidental music to several plays, and numerous