Sheet Music: The Sun, Whose Rays Are All Ablaze

TitleThe Sun, Whose Rays Are All Ablaze
from The Mikado
ComposerArthur Sullivan (1842–1900)
InstrumentationFlute and Piano
KeyG major
Time signature3/4
Tempo66 BPM
Performance time1:40
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2019-11-05
Last updated2019-11-06
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Tuesday 5 November 2019

Tune of the Day: The Sun, Whose Rays Are All Ablaze

from “The Mikado”, arranged for flute and piano

This song is sung by Yum-Yum at the beginning of Act II in Gilbert and Sullivan's 1885 comic opera The Mikado.

The Sun, whose rays are all ablaze with ever-living glory,
Does not deny his majesty — he scorns to tell a story!
He won't exclaim “I blush for shame, so kindly be indulgent.”
But fierce and bold, in fiery gold, he glories all effulgent!

I mean to rule the earth as he the sky—
We really know our worth, the Sun and I!

Thanks to Phil for suggesting this piece!

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