The Mikado - Chorus Practice

Pitti-Sing, Pooh-Bah, Ko-Ko
Photo: Joe Cohn, 2010

Choral parts are sung, with accompaniment and principal parts played on a computer-generated piano sound. Constantly full dynamics and mostly steady tempos are used for pitch-drilling purposes.

For each number, listen at first and sing along with the sound file for your individual part until you are confident. The part file includes your choral part played prominently, along with accompaniment and principals' vocal lines at lower volume. Then try the Tutti file to see if you can hold to your part when all choral parts are singing at full volume. Work back and forth between part and Tutti as needed.

Page numbering corresponds to the G. Schirmer edition (ed. Bryceson Treharne).

How would you like to access the sound files?

Online: To hear each sound file, click the Tutti button or a vocal part button next to the title of the excerpt you wish to hear. The three buttons on the left side of the audio player (upper right corner of page) allow you to play, pause, and stop the selection. Volume control is located on the right side of the player. You may make another selection during play. The new selection will start playing in place of the previous one.

Act I

# Pg Excerpt Time Tutti Soprano Alto Tenor Bass
1. 14 If You Want to Know Who We Are 2:24
2. 23 A Wand'ring Minstrel I 1:54
3. 23 Our Great Mikado, Virtuous Man 2:51
5. 49 Behold the Lord High Executioner 2:44
5a. 56 As Some Day It May Happen 2:18
6. 63 Comes a Train of Little Ladies 2:03
7. 69 Three Little Maids (abridged) 0:31
8. 77 So Please You, Sir, We Much Regret 1:57
11. 104 Finale Act I: With Aspect Stern
and Gloomy Stride

Act II

# Pg Excerpt Time Tutti Soprano Alto Tenor Bass
12. 140 Braid the Raven Hair 2:56
16. 165 Mi-ya Sa-ma 2:42
17. 172 A More Humane Mikado 1:51
18. 180 The Criminal Cried 2:48
24. 222 Finale Act II: For He's Gone
and Married Yum-Yum

Soprano and Alto parts sung by Ann Marie Thomas. Tenor and Bass parts sung by Alan Riley Jones.

Download the sound files to your computer

Click one of the following buttons to download the .zip file for your chorus part.

Also download the Tutti .zip file. You will need this set of files too.

In a some cases, the Tutti file stands in place of a part file for unison singing. Playlists in the part .zip may be missing one or more numbers if the Tutti download is omitted.

For more information about saving and unzipping these downloads, please read Tips for Downloading the Practice Files. Use your browser's "back" button to return here.

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