As you read this somewhere in the English-speaking world a production of a Gilbert & Sullivan operetta is being rehearsed or presented. It may be taking place in an elementary secondary or high school; a university; an amateurmusical theater group; a summer-stock ensemble; a professional light-opera company. The musical accompaniment may consist of a piano or two - perhaps plus a few other instruments - or a full orchestra. Audiences be theyfirst-time listeners or dyed-in-the wool G&S fanatics will be captivated by the scintillating melodies and effervescent lyrics of those highly unlikely collaborators: Sir Arthur Seymour Sullivan and Sir William Schwenck GIlbert.Incredibly despite the seemingly endless popularity of these works which have been published staged recorded broadcast televised and cinematized over the years since their first performances by the Dâ€™Oyly Carte Opera inLondon in the 1870s and 1880s there has never been an edition which permitted the guitar-playing masses to enjoy these Victorian gems. Until now. Here for the first time are 52 G&S favorites (or if you will favourites) drawnfrom five of their most popular operettas: H.M.S. Pinafore The Pirates of Penzance Patience Iolanthe The Mikado. arranged with guitar chords in guitar-friendly keys! The very model of a modern music manuscript! Allselections include melody lyrics and guitar chords.