Sir Arthur Sullivan mixes three melodies and makes it as natural as a sunny afternoon at the seaside. Gerry has shortened the initial men’s section. The men jump from measure 9 (“attentive to our”) to measure 29, and instead of singing “we are” they sing “du-ty”. The new score is shown in the pdf below. It shows the first three pages. Notice there are buttons for making it bigger or smaller, or printing it on paper.
If the pages are too big, right-click and shrink them. You can choose to print them, and they will print at the correct size. From measure 29 on, I believe you sing it as written.
This piece is marked Allegretto. I did the altogether piece at a slow Allegro and the pieces for the parts slower. The phrase in which the men claim to be “devoid of fe-ah” is fortissimo, but everything else is piano until the last phrase, and that one fades.
- First tenors
- Second tenors