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Gilbert & Sullivan: The Yeoman of the Guard & Trial by Jury [1964 Recordings] - Ann Hood (vocals); Anthony Raffell (vocals); David Palmer (vocals); Donald Adams (vocals); Elizabeth Harwood (vocals); Gillian Knight (vocals); John Reed (vocals); Kenneth Sandford (vocals); Margaret Eales (vocals); Philip Potter (vocals)
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  1. The Yeomen of the Guard (The Merryman and his Maid), operetta
  2. Trial by Jury, operetta
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This is a reissue of the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company's 1964 recording of Yeomen of the Guard, which did not include dialog. On the one hand, without the dialog, you don't have a clear picture of the characters. On the other, you have a chance to hear uninterrupted some of the most interesting music, both orchestral and vocal, Sullivan ever wrote for an operetta. It isn't as well-known because compared to Gilbert and Sullivan's other collaborations, the humor is darker, the story and music more serious, and the nature of the ...