However, as she starts singing about the mix of feelings she goes through and the different colors she has become after meeting her lover, the orchestra’s pitch rises and the overall song becomes a bit faster in its rhythm and tempo. Furthermore, the orchestra is much more louder and filled with sounds just like the singers life is filled with colors after meeting her lover. The ‘Pirates of Penzance’ basically is a comic opera, thus it consists of songs which are basically comic or funny in nature. The song ‘Major General’s song’ of this opera, has a scurrying type of melody played on the xylophone, which makes it seem silly and funny. Thus, the orchestration of this song in comparison with ‘That Terrific Rainbow’ seems to be very comic and jovial. The popular music form suggested by the song is musical revue, as the musical consists of “combined skits, songs, dance numbers” etc and it “used a single cast to perform interconnected skits” (“American Variety Stage” 1). Thus, since these characteristics are typical of the revue form, it can be said that this song or musical belongs to the same.