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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Thr 718

Arthur Sullivan sheet music


Printed sheet music of Arthur Sullivan compositions.


  • 1868-1993

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English. Some materials in French and Italian.


2.5 linear feet (10 portfolio boxes)

Collection includes printed sheet music composed by Arthur Sullivan, arrangements of Sullivan's compositions by other composers and musicians, and sheet music related to Arthur Sullivan.

Biographical / Historical

Arthur Sullivan (1842-1900) was an English composer well-known for his collaborations with W. S. (William Schwenck) Gilbert.


Arranged into the following series:

  1. I. Songs
  2. II. Anthems, choruses, hymns, instrumental music, marches, and part-songs
  3. III. Arrangements
  4. IV. Instrumental parts, excerpts and selections
  5. V. Arthur Sullivan related sheet music.

Items within series and subseries arranged alphabetically by composition title.

Physical Location

Harvard Depository

Immediate Source of Acquisition

2010MT-11. Gift of Thomas Garrett; received: 2010 October 9.

Forms part of the Fredric Woodbridge Wilson Collection of Gilbert and Sullivan (Harvard Theatre Collection).

General note

This collection is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. See access restrictions below for additional information.

Processing Information

Processed by: Ashley M. Nary

Sullivan, Arthur, 1842-1900, composer. Arthur Sullivan sheet music, 1868-1993: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

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