R. Clyde is a music publisher specializing (though not to the total exclusion of
other composers!) in the works of Arthur Sullivan (1842-1900)-the leading English
composer of the Victorian era.
Our current emphasis is on the composer's non-Gilbert works, as the Gilbert and Sullivan
repertoire is well catered for by other publishing houses. Our Sullivan output can
be divided into three main areas:-
Of primary importance, the SULLIVAN EDITION is an ongoing scholarly edition based
on the original
autograph manuscripts and authentic first editions whose printing
was supervised by the composer himself.
Each volume presents the work exactly as Sullivan wrote it-for instance, the operas,
oratorios, cantatas and orchestral works in full score.
Each volume-which is available in either a hardback library edition or a more economical
softback edition-has an informative Preface discussing the creation and performing
history of the work, and a detailed Editorial Commentary detailing variants between
the autographs and printed editions.
PERFORMING EDITIONS includes publications such as vocal scores, chorus
parts, and libretti, plus full and miniature scores of excerpts (such as overtures)
from longer works. Some are based on reprints of the original 19th century editions
supervised by Sullivan himself; others are completely new editions. All receive the
same editorial care and attention as the SULLIVAN EDITION.
Orchestral parts for all of Sullivan's works published by R. Clyde (and for many
other works by Sullivan, as well as major classical composers from Bach to Vivaldi)
are available on hire from the publisher. In some cases, vocal scores, chorus parts
and libretti are also available on hire.
Please note: The distribution - sales and hire - of all Sullivan music published
by R. Clyde is now handled by Christopher Browne. All orders and enquiries should
be made to:
CHRISTOPHER I. BROWNE
Hawdon Hall, near Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire HX7 7AW, England