Original Soundtrack

Topsy-Turvy [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

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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.

Track Listing

Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
The Mikado (The Town of Titipu), operetta
1 2:53 Amazon
2 7:54 Amazon
3 1:35 Amazon
Princess Ida (Castle Adamant), operetta
4 3:51 Amazon
5 2:17 Amazon
Topsy-Turvy, film score
2:43 Amazon
The Mikado (The Town of Titipu), operetta
7 5:51 Amazon
The Sorcerer, operetta
8 3:44 Amazon
Topsy-Turvy, film score
1:04 Amazon
The Mikado (The Town of Titipu), operetta
10 3:37 Amazon
The Yeomen of the Guard (The Merryman and his Maid), operetta
11 4:58 Amazon
The Mikado (The Town of Titipu), operetta
12 4:29 Amazon
13 2:26 Amazon
Topsy-Turvy, film score
14 2:36 Amazon
Little Maid of Arcadee, song for voice & piano (retext of a song from "Thespis")
15 4:02 Amazon
Topsy-Turvy, film score
3:05 Amazon
17 4:16 Amazon
The Mikado (The Town of Titipu), operetta
18 1:55 Amazon
Topsy-Turvy, film score
19 2:07 Amazon
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