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The Society Library has in the main been assembled in two ways: gifts or bequests from individual members, and performance material which the Society has commissioned for specific recordings or concerts. The collection forms a unique archive of performing material, most of it unavailable from any other public or private library or collection.

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The following items are available and may be hired. A deposit is required, which is refundable upon the safe return of all hired material. Please contact the with details of your requirements and performance date/s, to obtain a quote.


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In addition to the items listed, the Library holds single copies of vocal scores, libretti, and most of Sullivan’s songs, hymns and other music, including various arrangements, and incomplete orchestral sets of Lancers, Selections etc. Please contact the if you are looking for something that is not listed for hire, as copies can usually be provided from the archive for a small charge.


The Library also holds a collection of early prompt books, original performance material and copyists’ scores. Most of this material can be made available for research purposes, but is generally in a fragile condition, and may only be viewed under controlled circumstances.


For further information, please contact the

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Theatre

The Beauty Stone –

Complete opera – Full score and complete orchestral material (manuscript)

The Chieftain –

Chorus parts

HMS Pinafore –

Lancers (arr. C. Coote) – Complete orchestral material (no score)

Henry VIII –

Full score and complete orchestral material

King Henry’s Song – Chorus parts

Iolanthe –

Selection (arr. Charles Godfrey) – Complete orchestral material (no score)

‘Fold Your Flapping Wings’ – Full score and complete orchestral material

King Arthur –

Full score and complete orchestral material

Vocal scores

L’ile Enchantée –

Complete Ballet – Full score and complete orchestral material (manuscript)

Galop (Nº 3) – Full score and complete orchestral material

Macbeth –

Overture [Concert version] – Complete orchestral material (no score)

Chorus of Witches and Sprites – Vocal scores

The Rose of Persia –

Complete opera – Full score and complete orchestral material (manuscript)

Orchestral Selection – Complete orchestral material; Violin/Conductor

The Sapphire Necklace –

Overture (orch. R. Spencer) – Full score and complete orchestral material

When Love and Beauty – Chorus parts

Thespis –

Ballet music – Full score and complete orchestral material

Victoria and Merrie England –

Complete Ballet (orch. R Spencer) – Complete orchestral material (no score)

Suite Nº 1 – Complete orchestral material, Piano/Conductor score

Military Manoeuvres (Nº 29) – Full score and complete orchestral material


Services and Anthems vocal scores

Church Music Collection: [in one volume]

Jubilate Deo in D

O Taste and See

O God Thou art Worthy

We Have Heard with our Ears, O God

Te Deum Laudamus (Boer War Te Deum)

Festival Te Deum

Hearken Unto Me

I Will Mention The Loving Kindnesses

I Will Sing of Thy Power

O Taste and See

Rejoice in The Lord

Saviour, Thy Children Keep [set to the music of The Long Day Closes]

Sing, O Heavens

Te Deum in D

Te Deum Laudamus (Boer War Te Deum)

The Strain Upraise

Who is Like Unto Thee


Choral vocal scores /sheet music

The Beleaguered (Part-song; TTBB)

The Beleaguered (Part-song; SATB – arr. E.A. Dicks)

Blessed be the Kingdom (from The Light of the World)

Come Away with Willing Feet [Evening Song of the Maidens] (from The Martyr of Antioch)

Come, Ye Children / The Lord is Nigh / Thou, O Lord, Art Our Father
(from The Prodigal Son)

Echoes (Part-song; SATB)

Evening (Part-song; SATB)

Exhibition Ode

Fair Daffodils (Part-song; SATB)

Festival Te Deum

God Sent His Messenger, the Rain (from The Golden Legend)

The Golden Legend

Hark! What Mean Those Holy Voices? (Carol)

He Made His Grave (from The Light of the World)

Him that God Exalted (from The Light of the World)

Hosanna to the Son (from The Light of the World)

Hosanna! [Chorus of Children] (from The Light of the World)

Hymn of the Homeland (Hymn, SATB)

If Doughty Deeds (Part-song; TTBB – arr. E.A. Dicks)

Imperial Institute Ode

I Sing the Birth was Born Tonight (Carol)

I Will Arise / There is Joy in the Presence of God (from The Prodigal Son)

Joy and Sorrow [Madrigal] (from The Rose of Persia)

Joy to the Victors (Part-song; SATB)

Kenilworth [Chorus parts only]

The Last Night of the Year (Part-song; SATB)

Lead, Kindly Light (Hymn)

The Light of the World [Chorus parts only]

The Long Day Closes (Part-song; TTBB)

The Long Day Closes (Part-song; SATB – arr.)

The Lost Chord (arr. SATB)

The Lost Chord (arr. TTBB)

Love Not the World / O that men would Praise the Lord (from The Prodigal Son)

Men and Brethren (from The Light of the World)

The Night is Calm and Cloudless (from The Golden Legend)

Now Glory to the God (from The Martyr of Antioch)

O Gladsome Light (from The Golden Legend)

O Hush Thee, My Babie (Part-song; SATB)

O that Thou Hadst Hearkened / There is Joy in the Presence of God
(from The Prodigal Son)

On Shore and Sea [also Chorus parts]

Orpheus with His Lute (arr. SATB)

Sink and Scatter, Clouds of War (from On Shore and Sea)

Te Deum Laudamus (Boer War Te Deum)

The Prodigal Son [Chorus parts only]

Upon the Snow-Clad Earth (Carol)

Vouchsafe, O Lord (from Festival Te Deum)


Choral with Orchestra

Te Deum Laudamus (Boer War Te Deum) – Full score and orchestral material (reduced orchestration by D. Mackie for Brass, Timpani, Organ)

Exhibition Ode – Full score and orchestral material (manuscript)

Kenilworth – Full score and orchestral material (manuscript)


Orchestra

Day Dreams (arr. Herman Finck) – Complete orchestral material; Piano/Conductor

The Lost Chord – arr. for Solo Cornet and Orchestra – Complete orchestral material (No score)

Overture di Ballo – Complete orchestral material (No score)

Overture in C ‘In Memoriam’ – Complete orchestral material (No score)


Chamber

String Quartet in d-minor