|Savoy Curtain Raisers
|Companion Piece||Book by||Music by||Performed with|
|Dora's Dream||Arthur Cecil||Alfred Cellier||The Sorcerer,
Nov 1877-Feb 1878.
|The Spectre Knight||James Albery||Alfred Cellier||The Sorcerer,
|Trial by Jury||W. S. Gilbert||Arthur Sullivan||The Sorcerer,
Oct 1884-Mar 1885.
The Sorcerer, Sep-Dec 1898.
|Cups & Saucers||George Grossmith||George Grossmith||H.M.S. Pinafore,
(with After All),
Dec 1878-Feb 1880.
|After All||Frank Desprez||Alfred Cellier||
H.M.S. Pinafore (with Cups & Saucers), Dec 1878-Feb 1880.
|In the Sulks||Frank Desprez||Alfred Cellier||Children's H.M.S. Pinafore (with After All),
Pirates of Penzance,
Apr 1880-Apr 1881.
Patience, Oct 1881.
||Arthur Law||George Grossmith||Patience,
|Mock Turtles||Frank Desprez||J. Eaton Faning||Patience,
Oct 1881-Nov 1882 .
Nov 1882-Mar 1883.
|A Private Wire||Frank Desprez & Arnold Felix||Percy Reeve||Iolanthe,
Mar 1883-Jan 1884.
|The Carp||Frank Desprez||Alfred Cellier||The Mikado,
Feb 1886-Jan 1887.
|Mrs. Jarramie's Genie||Frank Desprez||Alfred Cellier & François Cellier||H.M.S. Pinafore,
Nov 1887-Mar 1888.
Pirates of Penzance,
Yeomen of the Guard,
Oct 1888-Nov 1889.
|Captain Billy||Harry Greenbank||François Cellier||The Nautch Girl,
Sep 1891-Feb 1892.
The Vicar of Bray,
|Mr. Jericho||Harry Greenbank||Ernest Ford||Haddon Hall,
Jane Annie, Jun-Jul 1893.
|Quite an Adventure||Frank Desprez||Edward Solomon||The Chieftain, Dec 1894.|
|Cox & Box||F. C. Burnand||Arthur Sullivan||The Chieftain,
Dec 1894-Mar 1895.
|Weather or No||Adrian Ross & William Beach||B. L. Selby||The Mikado,
Aug 1896-Feb 1897.
His Majesty, Mar-Apr 1897
|Old Sarah||Harry Greenbank||François Cellier||Yeomen of the Guard,
Grand Duchess of Gerolstein, Dec 1897-Mar 1898.
|Pretty Polly||Basil Hood||François Cellier||The Rose of Persia,
Dec 1900-Apr 1901.
|The Outpost||A. O. Bartholeyns||Hamilton Clarke||Pirates of Penzance,
Patience, Nov-Dec 1900
|The Willow Pattern*||Basil Hood||Cecil Cook||Ib &Little Christina, Nov 1901
Iolanthe, Dec 1901-Mar 1902
|A Welsh Sunset||Frederic Fenn||Philip M. Faraday||H.M.S. Pinafore and
The Pirates of Penzance in repertoire, Jul-Oct 1908 and Dec 1908-Feb 1909
* The Willow Pattern and Ib & Little Christina (a "Musical Picture in Three Panels" with words by Basil Hood and music by Franco Leoni) were of comparable length (somewhat shorter than a Savoy Opera, but longer than the typical companion piece) when they played together 14-29 Nov 1901. When paired with Iolanthe on 9 Dec 1901, The Willow Pattern had been condensed.
Michael Walters and George Low have done a considerable amount of research into the companion pieces played both at the Savoy and by D'Oyly Carte companies on tour. This was published in 1990 in "Gilbert and Sullivan Pamphlet No. 2: Curtain Raisers."
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