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Sits and Stands for and “who sings what” in “Pirates”

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Many thanks to Simon for the information so clearly provided below.

OVERGATE HOSPICE CHOIR – SPRING 2018 – THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE

ACT 1
No 1 Tenors and Basses stand as the accompaniment begins
No 2 Tenors and Basses sit as this number begins
No 3 Tenors and Basses stand as No 3 begins
No 4 Tenors and Basses sit as No 4 begins
No 5 Sopranos and Altos stand as No 5 begins
No 6 Sopranos and Altos remain standing through No 6
No 7 Sopranos and Altos sit as No 7 begins – and sing seated Pages 37 and 39
Sopranos and Altos stand again top of Page 40
Nos 8, 9 & 10 Sopranos and Altos remaining standing throughout
No 11 Tenor and Basses stand (S&A are already standing) as bottom system of Page 55 begins
No 12 All remain standing
No 13 All sit as this begins – singing seated for Pages 61 to 68 inclusive
No 14 Tenors and Basses stand as this begins
No 14 Sopranos and Altos stand as the bottom system second bar Page 71 begins Allegro vivace

ACT 2
No 1 Sopranos and Altos stand at the start
No 2 Sopranos and Altos sit – Tenors and Basses stand
No 3 Sopranos and Altos stand at Letter C, second system
No 4 All sit at Bar 2 when the Piano enters
No 5 All remain seated
No 6 All remain seated
No 8 All remain seated
No 9 Tenors and Basses stand as this begins
No 10 Tenors and Basses remain standing
No 11 Tenors and Basses remain standing
No 12 Tenors and Basses remain standing
No 13 Tenors and Basses remain standing
No 14 Sopranos and Altos stand at the foot of Page 158 (second time bar group Bar 3 fickle breeze

BELOW FOLLOWS A LIST OF MUSIC SUNG BY SOPRANOS AND ALTOS (including material without Tenors and Basses) AND TENORS AND BASSES (including material without without Sopranos and Altos) REFERENCED TO THE VOCAL SCORE

SOPRANOS AND ALTOS
ACT 1
No 5 Chorus [Female only] – Edith, Kate
No 6 Recitative – Edith, Kate, Frederic and Chorus [Female only] No 7 Song – Frederic and Chorus [Female only] No 8 Song – Mabel and Chorus [Female only] No 9 Edith, Kate and Chorus [Female only] No 10 Duet – Mabel and Frederic and Chorus [Female only] No 11 Frederic and Chorus [Female and Male] No 12 Mabel, Major General, Samuel and Chorus
No 13 Song – Major General and Chorus
No 14 Finale to Act 1 Principals and Chorus – Female from Page 73 onwards thence full to the end

ACT 2
No 1 Solo – Mabel and Chorus [Female only] No 3 Chorus [Male and Female] with solos for Mabel, Edith and Sergeant
No 14 Song AND Finale – Major-General with Tenors and Basses – Sopranos and Altos join from Page 159

TENORS AND BASSES
ACT 1
No 2 Opening Chorus [Male only] & Solo – Samuel
No 3 Pirate King and [Male only] Chorus
No 11 Frederic and Chorus [Female and Male] No 13 Song – Major General and Chorus
No 14 Finale to Act 1 Principals and [All] Chorus – Male at the outset – PLUS Female from Page 73 onwards thence full to the end

ACT 2
No 3 Chorus [Male and Female] with solos for Mabel, Edith and Sergeant
No 9 Recitative – Mabel, Sergeant, Tenors and Basses
No 10 Song – Sergeant with Tenors and Basses
No 11 Solo – Sergeant with Tenors and Basses
No 12 Solo – Samuel with Tenors and Basses
No 13 Frederic, King, Major-General, with Tenors and Basses
No 14 Song AND Finale – Major-General with Tenors and Basses – Sopranos and Altos join from Page 159

 

 

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