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These MIDI files are songs from the Gilbert and Sullivan opera Thespis, which was first produced at the Gaiety Theatre, London, on December 26, 1871. Most of the music from this opera has been lost. However, Climbing Over Rocky Mountain was preserved by being re-used in The Pirates of Penzance, and Little Maid of Arcadee was preserved by being published separately as a "single" song.
The music for all songs except numbers 5 and 9 was composed by Colin Johnson, and except where otherwise noted he also prepared the MIDI and MIDI Karaoke files. Click on the name of the piece to play the MIDI file. Colin has also give us full orchestra MIDI files for four of the songs.
If you have a MIDI Karaoke player such as the free Vanbasco player installed on your PC, you can click on the MIDI Karaoke link and you will be able to watch the lyrics on the screen as you listen to the music.You can also download the full sets of MIDI files in ZIP files:
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