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W. S. Gilbert

Sir William Schwenck Gilbert (18 November 1836 – 29 May 1911) was an English dramatist, librettist, poet and illustrator best known for his collaboration with composer Arthur Sullivan, which produced fourteen comic operas. The most famous of these include H.M.S. Pinafore, The Pirates of Penzance and one of the most frequently performed works in the history of musical theatre, The Mikado. The popularity of these works was supported for over a century by year-round performances of them, in Britain and abroad, by the repertory company that Gilbert, Sullivan and their producer Richard D'Oyly Carte founded, the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company. These Savoy operas continue to be frequently performed in the English-speaking world and beyond.

Gilbert's creative output included over 75 plays and libretti, and numerous short stories, poems and lyrics, both comic and serious. After brief careers as a government clerk and a lawyer, Gilbert began to focus, in the 1860s, on writing light verse, including his Bab Ballads, short stories, theatre reviews and illustrations, often for Fun magazine. He also began to write burlesques and his first comic plays, developing a unique absurdist, inverted style that would later be known as his "topsy-turvy" style. He also developed a realistic method of stage direction and a reputation as a strict theatre director. In the 1870s, Gilbert wrote 40 plays and libretti, including his German Reed Entertainments, several blank-verse "fairy comedies", some serious plays, and his first five collaborations with Sullivan: Thespis, Trial by Jury, The Sorcerer, H.M.S. Pinafore and The Pirates of Penzance. In the 1880s, Gilbert focused on the Savoy operas, including Patience, Iolanthe, The Mikado, The Yeomen of the Guard and The Gondoliers.

In 1890, after this long and profitable creative partnership, Gilbert quarrelled with Sullivan and Carte concerning expenses at the Savoy Theatre; the dispute is referred to as the "carpet quarrel". Gilbert won the ensuing lawsuit, but the argument caused hurt feelings among the partnership. Although Gilbert and Sullivan were persuaded to collaborate on two last operas, they were not as successful as the previous ones. In later years, Gilbert wrote several plays, and a few operas with other collaborators. He retired, with his wife Lucy, and their ward, Nancy McIntosh, to a country estate, Grim's Dyke. He was knighted in 1907. Gilbert died of a heart attack while attempting to rescue a young woman to whom he was giving a swimming lesson in the lake at his home.

Gilbert's plays inspired other dramatists, including Oscar Wilde and George Bernard Shaw, and his comic operas with Sullivan inspired the later development of American musical theatre, especially influencing Broadway librettists and lyricists. According to The Cambridge History of English and American Literature, Gilbert's "lyrical facility and his mastery of metre raised the poetical quality of comic opera to a position that it had never reached before and has not reached since".

Birth and Death Data: Born November 18, 1836 (London), Died May 29, 1911 (London)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1899 - 1942

Roles Represented in DAHR: librettist

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Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Berliner 0293 7-in. 6/27/1899 Iolanthe : Trio Original Lyric Trio Mixed vocal trio librettist  
Berliner 01261 7-in. 4/27/1900 Farewell my own Original Lyric Trio Mixed vocal trio librettist  
Berliner 01262 7-in. 4/27/1900 H.M.S. Pinafore : Selection Original Lyric Trio Mixed vocal trio librettist  
Berliner 01263 7-in. 4/27/1900 The flowers that bloom in the spring Original Lyric Trio Mixed vocal trio librettist  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]103 7-in. 6/15/1900 When I was a lad Lyric Trio Mixed vocal trio librettist  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]103 10-in. 11/7/1901 When I was a lad Lyric Trio Mixed vocal trio librettist  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]297 7-in. 11/7/1900 Farewell, my own Lyric Trio Mixed vocal trio librettist  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]297 10-in. 11/7/1901 Farewell my own Lyric Trio Mixed vocal trio librettist  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]298 7-in. 11/7/1900 Trio from Iolanthe Lyric Trio Mixed vocal trio librettist  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]298 10-in. 11/7/1901 Trio from Iolanthe Lyric Trio Mixed vocal trio librettist  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]1081 7-in. 11/7/1901 The flowers that bloom in the spring Lyric Choir Mixed vocal trio librettist  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]1081 10-in. 11/7/1901 The flowers that bloom in the spring Lyric Choir Mixed vocal trio librettist  
Victor C-6648 12-in. 12/4/1908 The perils of invisibility Ralph Herz Recitation librettist  
Victor C-8613 12-in. 2/8/1910 Gems from Pinafore Victor Light Opera Company Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra librettist  
Victor C-8907 12-in. 5/2/1910 Gems from The Mikado Victor Light Opera Company Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra librettist  
Victor CVE-8907 12-in. 8/23/1926 Gems from The Mikado Victor Light Opera Company Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra librettist  
Victor C-9680 12-in. 11/30/1910 Gems from Pirates of Penzance Victor Light Opera Company Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra librettist  
Victor C-9904 12-in. 2/3/1911 Gems from Patience Victor Light Opera Company Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra librettist  
Victor C-10391 12-in. 6/5/1911 Gems from Iolanthe Victor Opera Company Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra librettist  
Victor B-10527 10-in. 6/12/1911 Brightly dawns our wedding day Lyric Quartet Mixed vocal quartet, with orchestra librettist  
Victor C-10528 12-in. 6/13/1911 Gems from Pinafore Victor Light Opera Company Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra librettist  
Victor CVE-12536 12-in. 8/23/1926 Gems from The Mikado Victor Light Opera Company Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra librettist  
Victor C-12536 12-in. 10/24/1912 Gems from The Mikado Victor Opera Company Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra librettist  
Victor B-15646 10-in. 1/29/1915 Fair moon George MacFarlane Male vocal solo, with orchestra librettist  
Victor LBRC-71212 10-in. (33-1/3 rpm) 1/5/1932 Gems from The Mikado Civic Light Opera Company Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra librettist  
Victor LBRC-71213 10-in. (33-1/3 rpm) 1/5/1932 Gems from The Mikado Civic Light Opera Company Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra librettist  
Victor LBRC-71214 10-in. (33-1/3 rpm) 1/5/1932 Gems from The Mikado Civic Light Opera Company Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra librettist  
Victor LBRC-71215 10-in. (33-1/3 rpm) 1/5/1932 Gems from The Mikado Civic Light Opera Company Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra librettist  
Victor LBRC-71886 10-in. (33-1/3 rpm) 2/23/1932 Gems from Pirates of Penzance Civic Light Opera Company ; Louis Kroll Vocal soloists and chorus, with orchestra librettist  
Victor LBRC-71887 10-in. (33-1/3 rpm) 2/23/1932 Gems from Pirates of Penzance Civic Light Opera Company ; Louis Kroll Vocal soloists and chorus, with orchestra librettist  
Victor LBRC-71888 10-in. (33-1/3 rpm) 2/23/1932 Gems from Pirates of Penzance Civic Light Opera Company ; Louis Kroll Vocal soloists and chorus, with orchestra librettist  
Victor LBRC-71889 10-in. (33-1/3 rpm) 2/23/1932 Gems from Pirates of Penzance Civic Light Opera Company ; Louis Kroll Vocal soloists and chorus, with orchestra librettist  
Victor CS-07548 12-in. 3/27/1937 The magnet and the churn Harvard Glee Club ; G. Wallace Woodworth Male vocal chorus, with piano librettist  
Victor CS-07549 12-in. 3/27/1937 March of the peers Harvard Glee Club ; G. Wallace Woodworth Male vocal chorus, with piano librettist  
Victor BS-031807 10-in. 1/20/1939 Sweet little buttercup Larry Clinton Orchestra ; Ford Leary Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo librettist  
Victor BS-031809 10-in. 1/20/1939 I've got a little list Larry Clinton Orchestra ; Bea Wain Jazz/dance band, female vocal solo librettist  
Victor BS-035079 10-in. 3/23/1939 Three little maids Don Redman Orchestra ; Three Little Maids Jazz/dance band, with female vocal trio librettist  
Victor BS-035080 10-in. 3/23/1939 The flowers that bloom in the spring Don Redman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet librettist  
Victor BS-035719 10-in. 4/8/1939 "I," the living "I" Erskine Hawkins Orchestra ; Ida James Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo librettist  
Victor BS-035720 10-in. 4/8/1939 Let the punishment fit the crime Erskine Hawkins Orchestra ; Jimmy Mitchell Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo librettist  
Victor PBS-036156 10-in. 4/28/1939 A wandering minstrel Kenny Baker ; Nathaniel Finston Male vocal solo, with orchestra librettist  
Victor PBS-036157 10-in. 4/28/1939 The moon and I Kenny Baker ; Nathaniel Finston Male vocal solo, with orchestra librettist  
Victor BS-071729 10-in. 1/29/1942 Pinafore Emile Coté ; Mary Hopple ; Victor Light Opera Company Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra librettist  
Victor BS-071730 10-in. 1/29/1942 Pinafore Emile Coté ; Frederick Hufsmith ; Walter Preston ; Victor Light Opera Company Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra librettist  
Victor BS-071731 10-in. 1/29/1942 H.M.S. Pinafore Victor Light Opera Company Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra librettist  
Victor BS-071732 10-in. 1/29/1942 H.M.S. Pinafore Crane Calder ; Emile Coté ; Victor Light Opera Company Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra librettist  
Victor BS-071733 10-in. 1/29/1942 H.M.S. Pinafore Emile Coté ; Mary Hopple ; Walter Preston ; Victor Light Opera Company Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra librettist  
Victor BS-071734 10-in. 1/29/1942 H.M.S. Pinafore Victor Light Opera Company Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra librettist  
Victor BS-071735 10-in. 1/29/1942 H.M.S. Pinafore Victor Light Opera Company Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra librettist  
Victor BS-071736 10-in. 1/29/1942 H.M.S. Pinafore Victor Light Opera Company Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra librettist  
Columbia 673 7-in. ca. 1902 The flowers that bloom in the spring Columbia Band Band librettist  
Columbia 673 10-in. ca. 1902 The flowers that bloom in the spring Columbia Band Band librettist  
Columbia 4086 10-in. ca. Jan.-June 1909 Farewell, my own Mixed vocal chorus (unidentified; Columbia Records) Mixed vocal chorus and dialogue, with orchestra librettist  
Columbia 19105 10-in. 11/11/1910 Katisha's song Merle Alcock Female vocal solo, with orchestra librettist  
Columbia 38125 10-in. 7/8/1912 Poor wandering one Grace Kerns Female vocal solo, with orchestra librettist  
Columbia 46196 10-in. 11/12/1915 The moon and I Grace Kerns Female vocal solo, with orchestra librettist  
Columbia 79141 10-in. 4/24/1920 The moon and I Lucy Gates Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra librettist  
Columbia 79575 10-in. 12/14/1920 The moon and I Alice Nielsen Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra librettist  
Columbia 81775 10-in. 5/12/1924 Haste to the wedding Frank Quinn ; Frank Quinn Piano accordion solo and male vocal solo (humming), with piano librettist  
Columbia 30523 12-in. 7/26/1910 Vocal gems Columbia Light Opera Company Mixed vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra librettist  
Columbia 30790 12-in. 6/22/1911 H.M.S. Pinafore : Vocal gems Columbia Light Opera Company Mixed vocal chorus, with orchestra librettist  
Columbia 30905 12-in. ca. 1911 Gems from Pirates of Penzance Columbia Light Opera Company Mixed vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra librettist  
Columbia 48833 12-in. 6/22/1916 Strange adventure Frank Croxton ; Margaret Keyes ; Morgan Kingston ; Florence Macbeth Mixed vocal quartet, with orchestra librettist  
Columbia 48834 12-in. 6/22/1916 Madrigal Frank Croxton ; Margaret Keyes ; Morgan Kingston ; Florence Macbeth Mixed vocal quartet, with orchestra librettist  
Columbia 48837 12-in. 6/23/1916 In a contemplative fashion Frank Croxton ; Margaret Keyes ; Morgan Kingston ; Florence Macbeth Mixed vocal quartet, with orchestra librettist  
Columbia 48847 12-in. 6/29/1916 I have a song to sing Frank Croxton ; Margaret Keyes Female-male vocal duet and chorus, with orchestra librettist  
Columbia 48961 12-in. 10/21/1916 A regular royal queen Harling Mixed Quartet Mixed vocal quartet, with orchestra librettist  
Columbia 49103 12-in. 1/30/1917 A wandering minstrel James Harrod Male vocal solo, with orchestra librettist  
Columbia 49831 12-in. 5/14/1920 The Mikado : Vocal gems Columbia Light Opera Company Mixed vocal ensemble, with orchestra librettist  
Columbia 6203 12-in. approximately 1911 When a wooer London Opera Quartet Vocal quartet librettist  
Columbia 6204 12-in. approximately 1911 Strange adventure London Opera Quartet Vocal quartet librettist  
Columbia 6218 12-in. approximately 1911 Like a ghost Robert Howe ; Walter Passmore Male vocal duet, with orchestra librettist  
Columbia 6219 12-in. approximately 1911 When I was a lad Walter Passmore Male vocal solo, with orchestra and chorus librettist  
Columbia 6220 12-in. approximately 1911 I have a song to sing o Hilda Francis ; Walter Passmore Male vocal duet, with orchestra librettist  
Columbia 6221 12-in. approximately 1911 Tit willow Walter Passmore Male vocal solo, with orchestra librettist  
Columbia 6263 12-in. approximately 1912 Oh, a private buffoon Walter Passmore Male vocal solo, with orchestra librettist  
Columbia 6264 12-in. approximately 1912 Dream song Walter Passmore Male vocal solo, with orchestra librettist  
Columbia 6316 12-in. approximately 1913 Judge's song Walter Passmore Male vocal solo, with orchestra librettist  
Columbia 6317 12-in. approximately 1913 The criminal cried Carrie Herwin ; Robert Howe ; Walter Passmore Vocal trio, with orchestra and chorus librettist  
Columbia 6318 12-in. approximately 1913 Here's a how-de-do Hilda Francis ; Edward James ; Walter Passmore Vocal trio, with orchestra librettist  
Columbia 75216 12-in. 11/16/1922 Patience : Vocal gems Columbia Light Opera Company [U.K.] Mixed vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra librettist  
Columbia H149 10-in. approximately 1940 Major general's song Robert Armbruster ; Nelson Eddy Baritone vocal solo, with chorus and orchestra librettist  
Columbia H150 10-in. approximately 1940 My object all sublime Robert Armbruster ; Nelson Eddy Baritone vocal solo, with chorus and orchestra librettist  
Columbia H151 10-in. approximately 1940 I am monarch of the sea Robert Armbruster ; Nelson Eddy Baritone vocal solo, with chorus and orchestra librettist  
Columbia H153 10-in. approximately 1940 Oh! A private buffoon Robert Armbruster ; Nelson Eddy Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra librettist  
OKeh 196 10-in. approximately June 1918 Poor wandering one Grace Kerns Female vocal solo, with orchestra librettist  
Brunswick 9064-9065 10-in. approximately Oct. 1922 Moon song Irene Williams Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra librettist  
Brunswick X11961-X11963 12-in. 11/24/1923 The Mikado : Vocal gems Brunswick Light Opera Company Mixed vocal chorus, with orchestra librettist  
Brunswick X11975-X11977 12-in. 11/26/1923 Mikado Brunswick Light Opera Company Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra librettist  
Brunswick X11993-X11994 12-in. 11/27/1923 Mikado Brunswick Light Opera Company Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra librettist  
Brunswick XE27841 12-in. 7/10/1928 The Mikado Brunswick Light Opera Company Male vocal chorus, with orchestra librettist  
Brunswick XE27842 12-in. 7/10/1928 The Mikado Brunswick Light Opera Company Male vocal chorus, with orchestra librettist  
Brunswick XE27858 12-in. 7/17/1928 The Mikado Brunswick Light Opera Company Mixed vocal chorus, with orchestra librettist  
Brunswick XE27859 12-in. 7/17/1928 The Mikado Brunswick Light Opera Company Mixed vocal chorus, with orchestra librettist  
Brunswick XE27881 12-in. 7/19/1928 The Mikado Brunswick Light Opera Company Mixed vocal chorus, with orchestra librettist  
Brunswick XE27882 12-in. 7/19/1928 The Mikado Brunswick Light Opera Company Mixed vocal chorus, with orchestra librettist  
Brunswick XE27935 12-in. 7/31/1928 Pinafore Brunswick Light Opera Company Solo vocalists and mixed vocal chorus, with orchestra librettist  
Brunswick XE27936 12-in. 7/31/1928 Pinafore Brunswick Light Opera Company Solo vocalists and mixed vocal chorus, with orchestra librettist  
Brunswick XE27957 12-in. 8/2/1928 Pinafore Brunswick Light Opera Company Solo vocalists and mixed vocal chorus, with orchestra librettist  
Brunswick XE27958 12-in. 8/2/1928 Pinafore Brunswick Light Opera Company Solo vocalists and mixed vocal chorus, with orchestra librettist  
Brunswick XE27987 12-in. 8/7/1928 Patience Brunswick Light Opera Company Mixed vocal chorus and female vocal chorus, with orchestra librettist  
Brunswick XE28080 12-in. 8/14/1928 Pinafore Brunswick Light Opera Company Solo vocalists and mixed vocal chorus, with orchestra librettist  
Brunswick XE28124 12-in. 8/21/1928 Patience Brunswick Light Opera Company Mixed vocal chorus, with orchestra librettist  
Brunswick XE28156 12-in. 8/28/1928 Patience Brunswick Light Opera Company Mixed vocal chorus, with orchestra librettist  
Brunswick XE28157 12-in. 8/28/1928 Patience Brunswick Light Opera Company Mixed vocal chorus, with orchestra librettist  
Brunswick XE28165 12-in. 9/6/1928 lolanthe (Yolanda) Brunswick Light Opera Company Vocal chorus, with orchestra librettist  
Brunswick XE28166 12-in. 9/6/1928 lolanthe Brunswick Light Opera Company Vocal chorus, with orchestra librettist  
Brunswick XE28218 12-in. 9/13/1928 Iolanthe (Yolanda) Brunswick Light Opera Company Vocal chorus, with orchestra librettist  
Brunswick XE28219 12-in. 9/13/1928 Iolanthe (Yolanda) Brunswick Light Opera Company Vocal chorus, with orchestra librettist  
Brunswick XE28407 12-in. 9/20/1928 The Pirates of Penzance Brunswick Light Opera Company Mixed vocal chorus, with orchestra librettist  
Brunswick XE28408 12-in. 9/20/1928 The Pirates of Penzance Brunswick Light Opera Company Mixed vocal chorus, with orchestra librettist  
Brunswick XE28427 12-in. 9/26/1928 The Pirates of Penzance Brunswick Light Opera Company Mixed vocal chorus, with orchestra librettist  
Brunswick XE28428 12-in. 9/27/1928 Pinafore Brunswick Light Opera Company Solo vocalists and mixed vocal chorus, with orchestra librettist  
Brunswick XE28447 12-in. 10/4/1928 The gondoliers Brunswick Light Opera Company Mixed vocal chorus, with orchestra librettist  
Brunswick XE28448 12-in. 10/4/1928 The gondoliers Brunswick Light Opera Company Mixed vocal chorus, with orchestra librettist  
Brunswick XE28451 12-in. 10/5/1928 The gondoliers Brunswick Light Opera Company Mixed vocal chorus, with orchestra librettist  
Brunswick DB41 10-in. 9/20/1928 The Mikado : Selection Duophone Military Band ; Charles Leggett Band librettist  
Brunswick DB43 10-in. 9/20/1928 Patience : Selection Duophone Military Band ; Charles Leggett Band librettist  
Brunswick DB42-2 10-in. 9/20/1928 The Mikado : Selection Duophone Military Band ; Charles Leggett Band librettist  
Edison 2360 10-in. 7/5/1913 Pinafore airs no. 2 Light Opera Company [Edison] Vocal chorus, with orchestra librettist  
Edison 2361 10-in. 7/5/1913 Pinafore airs no. 1 Light Opera Company [Edison] Vocal chorus, with orchestra librettist  
Edison 2369 10-in. 7/15/1913 Poor wand'ring one Marie De Kyser Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra librettist  
Edison 2383 10-in. 7/15/1913 Faint heart never won fair lady Vernon Archibald ; Donald Chalmers ; Royal Fish Vocal trio (tenor, baritone, and bass), with orchestra librettist  
Edison 2384 10-in. 7/11/1913 Stay, Fredric, stay Marie De Kyser ; Royal Fish Vocal duet (soprano and tenor), with orchestra librettist  
Edison 2819 10-in. Feb. 1914 Stay, Frederic, stay Marie De Kyser ; Royal Fish Vocal duet (soprano and tenor), with orchestra librettist  
Edison 2992 10-in. Apr.-May 1914 or later Pinafore airs no. 1 New York Light Opera Co. Vocal chorus, with orchestra librettist  
Edison 2993 10-in. Apr.-May 1914 or later Pinafore airs no. 2 New York Light Opera Co. Vocal chorus, with orchestra librettist  
Edison 3651 10-in. 3/16/1915 Mikado airs no. 2 New York Light Opera Co. Vocal chorus, with orchestra librettist  
Edison 3652 10-in. 3/16/1915 Mikado airs no. 1 New York Light Opera Co. Vocal chorus, with orchestra librettist  
Edison 3736 10-in. 4/29/1915 Patience airs no. 1 New York Light Opera Co. Mixed vocal chorus, with orchestra librettist  
Edison 3742 10-in. 5/3/1915 Patience airs no. 2 New York Light Opera Co. Mixed vocal chorus, with orchestra librettist  
Edison 3905 10-in. 6/24/1915 Pirates of Penzance airs no. 1 New York Light Opera Co. Mixed vocal chorus, with orchestra librettist  
Edison 3906 10-in. 6/24/1915 Pirates of Penzance airs no. 2 New York Light Opera Co. Mixed vocal chorus, with orchestra librettist  
Edison 4225 10-in. 10/26/1915 Iolanthe airs no. 1 New York Light Opera Co. Vocal chorus, with orchestra librettist  
Edison 4227 10-in. 10/28/1915 Iolanthe airs no. 2 New York Light Opera Co. Vocal chorus, with orchestra librettist  
Edison 5582 10-in. 5/23/1917 The nightingale's song Vernon Dalhart Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra librettist  
Gramophone Cc1405 12-in. 5/31/1922 H.M.S. Pinafore D'Oyly Carte Opera Company Orchestra librettist  
Gramophone Cc1406 12-in. 5/31/1922 H.M.S. Pinafore D'Oyly Carte Opera Company Vocal soloists and vocal chorus, with orchestra librettist  
Gramophone Cc1407 12-in. 5/31/1922 H.M.S. Pinafore D'Oyly Carte Opera Company Vocal soloists and vocal chorus, with orchestra librettist  
Gramophone Cc1408 12-in. 3/15/1923 H.M.S. Pinafore D'Oyly Carte Opera Company Vocal soloists and vocal chorus, with orchestra librettist  
Gramophone Cc1409 12-in. 5/31/1922 H.M.S. Pinafore D'Oyly Carte Opera Company Vocal soloists and vocal chorus, with orchestra librettist  
Gramophone Cc1416 12-in. 6/2/1922 H.M.S. Pinafore D'Oyly Carte Opera Company Vocal soloists and vocal chorus, with orchestra librettist  
Gramophone Cc1417 12-in. 6/2/1922 H.M.S. Pinafore D'Oyly Carte Opera Company Vocal soloists and vocal chorus, with orchestra librettist  
Gramophone Cc1418 12-in. 6/2/1922 H.M.S. Pinafore D'Oyly Carte Opera Company Vocal soloists and vocal chorus, with orchestra librettist  
Gramophone Cc1419 12-in. 6/2/1922 H.M.S. Pinafore D'Oyly Carte Opera Company Vocal soloists and vocal chorus, with orchestra librettist  
Gramophone Cc1601 12-in. 7/3/1922 H.M.S. Pinafore D'Oyly Carte Opera Company Vocal soloists and vocal chorus, with orchestra librettist  
Gramophone Cc1602 12-in. 7/3/1922 H.M.S. Pinafore D'Oyly Carte Opera Company Vocal soloists and vocal chorus, with orchestra librettist  
Gramophone Cc1603 12-in. 3/15/1923 H.M.S. Pinafore D'Oyly Carte Opera Company Vocal soloists and vocal chorus, with orchestra librettist  
Gramophone Cc1604 12-in. 7/3/1922 H.M.S. Pinafore D'Oyly Carte Opera Company Vocal soloists and vocal chorus, with orchestra librettist  
Gramophone Cc1745 12-in. 7/27/1922 H.M.S. Pinafore D'Oyly Carte Opera Company Vocal soloists and vocal chorus, with orchestra librettist  
Gramophone Cc1746 12-in. 7/27/1922 H.M.S. Pinafore D'Oyly Carte Opera Company Vocal soloists and vocal chorus, with orchestra librettist  
Gramophone Cc1747 12-in. 7/27/1922 H.M.S. Pinafore D'Oyly Carte Opera Company Vocal soloists and vocal chorus, with orchestra librettist  
Gramophone HO2769af 12-in. 7/30/1917 The Mikado D'Oyly Carte Opera Company ; John Harrison ; Violet Oppenshaw ; Edna Thornton Operetta : Vocal soloist(s), and/or chorus/orchestra librettist  
Gramophone HO2771af 12-in. 7/30/1917 The Mikado D'Oyly Carte Opera Company ; Violet Essex ; John Harrison ; Edna Thornton Operetta : Vocal soloist(s), and/or chorus/orchestra librettist  
Gramophone HO2773af 12-in. 7/30/1917 The Mikado D'Oyly Carte Opera Company ; John Harrison Operetta : Vocal soloist(s), and/or chorus/orchestra librettist  
Gramophone HO2775af 12-in. 7/30/1917 The Mikado D'Oyly Carte Opera Company ; Violet Essex ; Violet Oppenshaw ; Edna Thornton Operetta : Vocal soloist(s), and/or chorus/orchestra librettist  
Gramophone HO2777af 12-in. 7/30/1917 The Mikado D'Oyly Carte Opera Company ; Violet Oppenshaw Operetta : Vocal soloist(s), and/or chorus/orchestra librettist  
Gramophone HO2779af 12-in. 8/2/1917 The Mikado D'Oyly Carte Opera Company ; John Harrison Operetta : Vocal soloist(s), and/or chorus/orchestra librettist  
Gramophone HO2781af 12-in. 7/30/1917 The Mikado D'Oyly Carte Opera Company ; Violet Essex Operetta : Vocal soloist(s), and/or chorus/orchestra librettist  
Gramophone HO2782af 12-in. 7/30/1917 The Mikado George Baker ; D'Oyly Carte Opera Company ; Edna Thornton Operetta : Vocal soloist(s), and/or chorus/orchestra librettist  
Gramophone HO2790af 12-in. 8/2/1917 The Mikado George Baker ; D'Oyly Carte Opera Company Operetta : Vocal soloist(s), and/or chorus/orchestra librettist  
Gramophone HO2792af 12-in. 8/2/1917 The Mikado D'Oyly Carte Opera Company Operetta : Vocal soloist(s), and/or chorus/orchestra librettist  
Gramophone HO2798af 12-in. 8/2/1917 The Mikado D'Oyly Carte Opera Company Operetta : Vocal soloist(s), and/or chorus/orchestra librettist  
Gramophone HO2800af 12-in. 8/2/1917 The Mikado D'Oyly Carte Opera Company ; Robert Radford Operetta : Vocal soloist(s), and/or chorus/orchestra librettist  
Gramophone HO2802af 12-in. 8/2/1917 The Mikado George Baker ; D'Oyly Carte Opera Company ; Robert Radford ; Edna Thornton Operetta : Vocal soloist(s), and/or chorus/orchestra librettist  
Gramophone HO2803af 12-in. 8/2/1917 The Mikado D'Oyly Carte Opera Company Operetta : Vocal soloist(s), and/or chorus/orchestra librettist  
Gramophone HO2806af 12-in. 8/2/1917 The Mikado George Baker ; D'Oyly Carte Opera Company ; Edna Thornton Operetta : Vocal soloist(s), and/or chorus/orchestra librettist  
Gramophone HO2807af 12-in. 8/2/1917 The Mikado George Baker ; D'Oyly Carte Opera Company ; Violet Essex ; John Harrison ; Robert Radford Operetta : Vocal soloist(s), and/or chorus/orchestra librettist  
Gramophone HO2809af 12-in. 8/2/1917 The Mikado George Baker ; D'Oyly Carte Opera Company ; John Harrison ; Robert Radford Operetta : Vocal soloist(s), and/or chorus/orchestra librettist  
Gramophone HO2812af 12-in. 8/3/1917 The Mikado George Baker ; D'Oyly Carte Opera Company ; Robert Radford Operetta : Vocal soloist(s), and/or chorus/orchestra librettist  
Gramophone HO2814af 12-in. 8/15/1917 The Mikado George Baker ; D'Oyly Carte Opera Company ; Ernest Pike ; Robert Radford Operetta : Vocal soloist(s), and/or chorus/orchestra librettist  
Gramophone HO2815af 12-in. 8/3/1917 The Mikado D'Oyly Carte Opera Company ; Arthur Wood Operetta : Vocal soloist(s), and/or chorus/orchestra librettist  
Gramophone HO2817af 12-in. 8/15/1917 The Mikado D'Oyly Carte Opera Company ; Arthur Wood Operetta : Vocal soloist(s), and/or chorus/orchestra librettist  
Gramophone HO2915af 12-in. 10/16/1917 The Mikado D'Oyly Carte Opera Company ; Bessie Jones ; Ernest Pike ; Robert Radford ; Edna Thornton Operetta : Vocal soloist(s), and/or chorus/orchestra librettist  
Gramophone 0EA7198 10-in. Before 3/27/1939 The Mikado : Selections Louis Levy Orchestra Orchestra librettist  
Gramophone 0EA7199 10-in. Before 3/27/1939 The Mikado : Selections Louis Levy Orchestra Orchestra librettist  
Gramophone Cc9409 12-in. 11/8/1926 The Mikado D'Oyly Carte Opera Company ; Harry Norris Orchestra librettist  
Gramophone Cc9410 12-in. 11/8/1926 The Mikado D'Oyly Carte Opera Company ; Harry Norris ; Derek Oldham Male vocal chorus and soloist, with orchestra librettist  
Gramophone Cc9462 12-in. 11/19/1926 The Mikado George Baker ; D'Oyly Carte Opera Company ; Harry Norris Male vocal chorus and soloist, with orchestra librettist  
Gramophone Cc9463 12-in. 11/19/1926 The Mikado D'Oyly Carte Opera Company ; Darrell Fancourt ; Harry Norris Male vocal chorus and soloist, with orchestra librettist  
Gramophone Cc9464 12-in. 11/19/1926 The Mikado D'Oyly Carte Opera Company ; Aileen Davies ; Darrell Fancourt ; Elsie Griffin ; Bertha Lewis ; Henry A. Lytton ; Harry Norris ; Derek Oldham Mixed vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra librettist  
Gramophone Cc9465 12-in. 11/19/1926 The Mikado D'Oyly Carte Opera Company ; Bertha Lewis ; Henry A. Lytton ; Harry Norris Vocal solos, with orchestra librettist  
Gramophone Cc9466 12-in. 11/19/1926 The Mikado George Baker ; D'Oyly Carte Opera Company ; Henry A. Lytton ; Harry Norris ; Leo Sheffield Male vocal trio, with orchestra librettist  
Gramophone Cc9467 12-in. 11/19/1926 The Mikado George Baker ; D'Oyly Carte Opera Company ; Harry Norris ; Derek Oldham ; Leo Sheffield Male vocal trio and duet, with orchestra librettist  
Gramophone Cc9468 12-in. 11/19/1926 The Mikado D'Oyly Carte Opera Company ; Aileen Davies ; Beatrice Elburn ; Elsie Griffin ; Harry Norris ; Derek Oldham ; Leo Sheffield Mixed vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra librettist  
Gramophone Cc9469 12-in. 11/19/1926 The Mikado George Baker ; D'Oyly Carte Opera Company ; Elsie Griffin ; Doris Hemingway ; Harry Norris ; Derek Oldham Mixed vocal quartet, with orchestra librettist  
Gramophone Cc9470 12-in. 11/22/1926 The Mikado D'Oyly Carte Opera Company ; Elsie Griffin ; Harry Norris ; Derek Oldham Female vocal solo, with orchestra librettist  
Gramophone Cc9471 12-in. 11/22/1926 The Mikado D'Oyly Carte Opera Company ; Beatrice Elburn ; Elsie Griffin ; Doris Hemingway ; Harry Norris Female vocal chorus and trio, with orchestra librettist  
Gramophone Cc9472 12-in. 11/22/1926 The Mikado D'Oyly Carte Opera Company ; Beatrice Elburn ; Harry Norris Female vocal chorus and soloist, with orchestra librettist  
Gramophone Cc9488 12-in. 11/26/1926 The Mikado D'Oyly Carte Opera Company ; Darrell Fancourt ; Elsie Griffin ; Bertha Lewis ; Henry A. Lytton ; Harry Norris ; Derek Oldham Mixed vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra librettist  
Gramophone Cc9489 12-in. 11/26/1926 The Mikado George Baker ; D'Oyly Carte Opera Company ; Aileen Davies ; Beatrice Elburn ; Elsie Griffin ; Henry A. Lytton ; Harry Norris ; Derek Oldham ; Leo Sheffield Mixed vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra librettist  
Gramophone Cc9490 12-in. 11/26/1926 The Mikado D'Oyly Carte Opera Company ; Aileen Davies ; Beatrice Elburn ; Bertha Lewis ; Harry Norris ; Derek Oldham Mixed vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra librettist  
Gramophone Cc9491 12-in. 11/26/1926 The Mikado D'Oyly Carte Opera Company ; Elsie Griffin ; Bertha Lewis ; Harry Norris ; Derek Oldham Mixed vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra librettist  
Gramophone Cc9492 12-in. 11/26/1926 The Mikado George Baker ; D'Oyly Carte Opera Company ; Aileen Davies ; Beatrice Elburn ; Elsie Griffin ; Bertha Lewis ; Henry A. Lytton ; Harry Norris ; Derek Oldham ; Leo Sheffield Mixed vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra librettist  
Gramophone Cc9493 12-in. 11/26/1926 The Mikado D'Oyly Carte Opera Company ; Aileen Davies ; Henry A. Lytton ; Harry Norris ; Leo Sheffield Mixed vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra librettist  
Gramophone Cc9494 12-in. 11/26/1926 The Mikado D'Oyly Carte Opera Company ; Henry A. Lytton ; Harry Norris Male vocal chorus and soloist, with orchestra librettist  
Gramophone Cc9495 12-in. 11/29/1926 The Mikado D'Oyly Carte Opera Company ; Harry Norris Male vocal chorus, with orchestra librettist  
Gramophone Cc17366 12-in. 9/29/1929 The gondoliers : Vocal gems Light Opera Company Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra librettist  
Gramophone Cc17367 12-in. 9/29/1929 The gondoliers : Vocal gems Light Opera Company Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra librettist  
Gramophone Cc18410 12-in. 11/29/1929 Yeoman of the Guard : Vocal gems Light Opera Company Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra librettist  
Gramophone Cc18411 12-in. 11/29/1929 Yeoman of the Guard : Vocal gems Light Opera Company Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra librettist  
Gramophone Cc18668 12-in. 2/18/1930 The sorcerer : Vocal gems Light Opera Company Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra librettist  
Gramophone Cc18669 12-in. 2/18/1930 The sorcerer : Vocal gems Light Opera Company Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra librettist  
Gramophone 2B4222 12-in. 9/26/1932 Pirates of Penzance : Vocal gems Light Opera Company Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra librettist  
Gramophone 2B4221 12-in. 9/26/1932 Pirates of Penzance : Vocal gems Light Opera Company Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra librettist  
Gramophone 2EA8166 12-in. 10/27/1939 The Mikado: Vocal gems Light Opera Company Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra librettist  
Gramophone 2EA8167 12-in. 10/27/1939 The Mikado: Vocal gems Isidore Godfrey ; Light Opera Company Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra librettist  
Columbia (U.K.) WAX4254 12-in. between October and December 1928 Yeomen of the guard : Vocal gems Columbia Light Opera Company [U.K.] Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra librettist  
Columbia (U.K.) WAX4255 12-in. between October and December 1928 Yeomen of the guard : Vocal gems Columbia Light Opera Company [U.K.] Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra librettist  
Columbia (U.K.) WAX5789 12-in. between June and October 1930 H.M.S. Pinafore : Vocal gems Columbia Light Opera Company [U.K.] Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra librettist  
Columbia (U.K.) WAX5790 12-in. between June and October 1930 H.M.S. Pinafore : Vocal gems Columbia Light Opera Company [U.K.] Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra librettist  

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Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Gilbert, W. S.," accessed January 30, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102767.

Gilbert, W. S.. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 30, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102767.

"Gilbert, W. S.." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 30 January 2023.

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