Hail Poetry

February 7, 2009 9:10 PM

A short arrangement for solo banjo of the stunning Gilbert & Sullivan tune from The Pirates of Penzance.

A sneak preview of a four-song sampler I'll be passing out to my friends for Valentine's day.

posted by The White Hat (9 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite

Very nicely done. You've re-imbued with reverence a passage which, in the play, is dripping with goofy irony.
posted by umbĂș at 7:01 AM on February 8, 2009

posted by chococat at 4:40 PM on February 8, 2009

Thank you, White Hat.
posted by Corduroy at 5:35 PM on February 8, 2009

You bring a distinctively baroque sensibility to this piece. This is a fine pairing with the folk sounds of the banjo indeed. Repeat: Thank you WH.
posted by dagosto at 10:54 PM on February 8, 2009

Thank you, that's really nice.
posted by nicolin at 1:04 AM on February 9, 2009

I love the idea of making a melancholy banjo instrumental out of a comic operetta song. Nicely done!
posted by Karlos the Jackal at 3:04 AM on February 9, 2009

I am definitely hoping that music.metafilter.com is one of your friends for Valentine's day.
posted by that girl at 10:40 AM on February 10, 2009 [1 favorite]

Yes, beautiful. Bravo!
posted by snsranch at 5:04 PM on February 11, 2009

Way way late to the party, but I was checking where G&S had shown up around the site. This is gorgeous, and made me damn-near teary (for my group of friends, this song has iconic significance.)

posted by Navelgazer at 8:05 PM on July 2, 2011

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