Hire Performing Materials
We have a range of performing materials available to hire. We can also provide single items from the operas.
Vocal scores for some of these operas are available on IMSLP. Vocal scores of the period often have typographical errors in them, are sometimes hard to read, and at times don’t actually match the original full score. Very, very gradually, we are producing newly typeset vocal scores which match the other performing materials.
For information about fees and other details please contact us using the form opposite/below.
|The Bohemian Girl||Balfe||full score and parts – this matches the Boosey Royal edition of the vocal score, which is available on IMSLP|
|Falstaff||Balfe||full score, parts and the newly typeset vocal score|
|The Maid of Artois||Balfe||full score and parts|
|Raymond and Agnes||Loder||full score, parts and the newly typeset vocal score|
|Robin Hood||Macfarren||full score and parts|
|The Boatswain’s Mate||Smyth||We can offer 3 versions: full orchestral (which is not actually ready yet, but can be if there is real interest), and two reduced orchestrations, ‘A’ and ‘B’, both of which Smyth herself made. The ‘B’ version is for just 11 players plus 3 for the on-stage band. Do note that for the reduced orchestration versions, Smyth cut the Intermezzo between Parts 1 and 2, and some of Part 2 Scene 8. The vocal score is available via IMSLP, so only the full scores and parts are available. Please email for details of the orchestral requirements|
|Lurine||Wallace||We welcome enquiries|
|Piano Concerto||Ruth Gipps||We welcome enquiries|
|Piano Concerto and the Variations for piano and orchestra||Dora Bright||We welcome enquiries|
|The Mountain Sylph||Barnett||full score and parts|
|The Night Dancers||Loder (reconstructed by Valerie Langfield)||full score and parts|
|She Stoops to Conquer||Macfarren||full score and parts|
|The Boatswain’s Mate||Smyth||we can offer 3 versions: full orchestral, and reduced ‘A’ and reduced ‘B’ – please see Operas above for more information|
|The Wreckers||Smyth||both the Overture and also the Prelude to Act 2 ‘On the Cliffs of Cornwall’|
|The Golden Webb||Goring Thomas||full score and parts|
|The Amber Witch||Wallace||ful score and parts|
|My Long Hair is Braided||Wallace||from The Amber Witch|
|Haughty Maid||Wallace||from The Amber Witch|
Contact us about Materials for Hire
Victorian English Opera
Victorian English Opera has all sorts of information about 19th-century British opera with an original English libretio.
British and Irish World
British and Irish World is the major site about Michael William Balfe.
Victorian Opera North West
Victorian Opera North West has recorded several British operas of the 19th century, as well as a particularly fine CD of overtures (see the SOMM entry, below).
The Carl Rosa Trust
The Carl Rosa Trust is about the Carl Rosa touring opera company. The Trust maintains a substantial and significant archive of world importance, of 19th- and early 20th-century performing materials. It is housed in state-of-the-art archival conditions at Liverpool Public Library.
Opera Scotland is building an ever-more comprehensive history of opera in Scotland, right up to the present day. A superb resource.
Link to CD
Robin Hood (McFarren)
Link to CD
Lurline (William Vincent Wallace)
Link to CD