(1999) Topsy-Turvy Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Various Artists

... read moreThe soundtrack to Topsy Turvy, Mike Leigh's Academy Award-winning film about Gilbert & Sullivan's turbulent creative partnership, features excerpts of some of the duo's most popular operettas, including The Sorcerer, Princess Ida and The Mikado. "If You Give Me Your Attention" from Princess Ida...

01:05′:03″ 19 Songs

1
Behold! The Lord High Executioner From The Mikado (Voice)
Various Artists
2:53
2
The Mikado Overture (Voice)
Various Artists
7:53
3
Three Little Maids From School Are We From The Mikado (Voice)
Various Artists
1:34
4
Princess Ida Overture (Voice)
Various Artists
3:50
5
If You Give Me Your Attention From Princess Ida (Voice)
Various Artists
2:16
6
Paris Galop From The Grand Duke (Voice)
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2:42
7
Mi-Ya Sa-Ma And A More Humane Mikado From The Mikado (Voice)
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5:50
8
But Soft.../Why Where Be Oi? From The Sorcerer (Voice)
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3:43
9
Alone From The Yeomen Of The Guard (Voice)
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1:03
10
The Criminal Cried As He Dropped Him Down From The Mikado (Voice)
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3:34
11
The Yeomen Of The Guard Overture (Voice)
Various Artists
4:57
12
A Wand'ring Minstrel From The Mikado (Voice)
Various Artists
4:27
13
The Sun Whose Rays Are All Ablaze From The Mikado (Voice)
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2:26
14
End Titles From The Pirates Of Penzance And The Grand Duke (Voice)
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2:35
15
Incantation From The Sorcerer (Voice)
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4:01
16
The Fitting From The Gondoliers (Voice)
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3:04
17
The Lost Chord (Voice)
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4:15
18
The Mikado: Finale, Act Two (Voice)
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1:53
19
Resolutions From The Long Day Closes (Voice)
Various Artists
2:07
Released 05 November 1999, ℗ 1999 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

Review

The soundtrack to Topsy Turvy, Mike Leigh's Academy Award-winning film about Gilbert & Sullivan's turbulent creative partnership, features excerpts of some of the duo's most popular operettas, including The Sorcerer, Princess Ida and The Mikado. "If You Give Me Your Attention" from Princess Ida, "Incantation" and "But Soft.../Why, Where Be Oi?" from The Sorcerer and "Behold! The Lord High Executioner," "Three Little Maids From School Are We" and "A Wand'ring Minstrel I" from The Mikado are some of the highlights of this album, which also includes excerpts of Carl Davis' score, which was inspired by Arthur Sullivan's music for The Mikado. Like the movie itself, Topsy Turvy's score reflects equal amounts of affection and attention to detail, making it as good an introduction to Gilbert & Sullivan as it is a companion to the film. ~ Heather Phares