Explore music in the Warner/Chappell catalogue, administered for rental and amateur stage rights by Boosey & Hawkes in the UK, Eire and other European territories.
Musicals and Shows
The Warner/Chappell catalogue includes a wide range of popular musicals, operas, operettas and children's musicals.
For more information on these Warner/Chappell musicals, contact Eoin O’Keeffe at Boosey & Hawkes on +44 (0)20 7054 7200, or email email@example.com. To request perusal materials, please email the hire library on firstname.lastname@example.org.
NO PERFORMANCE MAY BE GIVEN WITHOUT A LICENCE
From time to time it is necessary to restrict or even withdraw the rights of certain musicals for production. It is therefore vital to check availability with us well in advance before committing yourself to produce a particular musical, purchasing materials or beginning rehearsals, as considerable embarrassment may otherwise result.
ACE OF CLUBS
BEST FRIENDS AND BUTTERFLIES *
BUGSY MALONE *
FAMILY RONDO *
FOLLOW THE STAR *
HALF IN EARNEST
HIGH SOCIETY (LONDON VERSION)
LISTEN TO THE WIND
MAKE ME A WORLD *
MUSIC IN THE AIR
NIGHT MAXIE TORTELLINI HIT BIG LOLA LATROBE’S
O MARRY ME!
PAINT YOUR WAGON
PEG O' MY HEART
SMUGGLE ME A SECRET *
SOLUTION TO POLLUTION *
SPREAD A LITTLE HAPPINESS
TWELVE MUSICAL PLAYS FOR CHILDREN *
WILD WILD WOMEN
* Ideal for youth theatre groups or schools
OPERAS & OPERETTAS
BEATRICE AND BENEDICT
BELLS OF CORNEVILLE
FLAX INTO GOLD *
LOVE AT THE INN
NOT IN FRONT OF THE WAITER
PIRATES OF PENZANCE
PORGY AND BESS (LITTON & BENNETT CONCERT VERSIONS)
TRIAL BY JURY
YEOMAN OF THE GUARD
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Warner/Chappell Concert Repertoire
The Warner/Chappell catalogue of music on hire for concert performance ranges widely from orchestral symphonies to hit tunes from musicals and the movies.
The catalogue is adminstered for rental by Boosey & Hawkes in the UK, Eire and other European territories. To hire works please email email@example.com.
Performing rights for the Litton and Bennett concert versions of Porgy and Bess, the much-loved opera by Gershwin, DuBose & Dorothy Heyward, and Ira Gershwin, are available from B&H.
All seven of Sir Arnold Bax's symphonies are available from Warner/Chappell, forming one of the major cycles by a British 20th century composer, with No.6 established as the most performed and highly regarded. Other masterly orchestral works include Tintagel, combining seascape with Arthurian legend, November Woods and The Garden of Fand.
Eric Coates was a master of light music whose skills were also employed in the film industry as heard in The Dambusters March. Popular items in the Warner/Chappell hire catalogue include By the Sleepy Lagoon (of Desert Island Discs fame), the Knightsbridge March from the London Suite, and the Three Elizabeths Suite.
Erich Korngold grew up as a wunderkind in Vienna, going on to be a major composer of opera, orchestral works and chamber music. A second career in the film industry opened up when he emigrated to America in the 1930s: the Warner/Chappell catalogue includes music composed for The Adventures of Robin Hood, The Sea Hawk and Captain Blood.
Frederick (Fritz) Loewe's partnership with playwright and lyricist Alan Jay Lerner was one of the 20th century's great creative double-acts. Lerner & Loewe met in 1942 and by 1947 they had a hit on their hands with the musical Brigadoon, followed by Paint Your Wagon and Camelot. Songs from the shows are available on hire separately or collected into four sequences, and the tunes can also be heard in a range of short orchestral medleys.
John Williams is the most famed of all modern composers for film, and the Warner/Chappell collection of his scores is headed by the symphonic suites for Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back and The Return of the Jedi. Other popular items, much programmed on Music from the Movies programmes, are Superman and Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. Concert items include the 1984 Olympic Fanfare and Theme and a Tuba Concerto.
Other popular concert works published by Warner/Chappell include Sir Henry Wood's Fantasia on British Sea Songs, heard every year at the Last Night of the Proms, Waldteufel's Skaters Waltz, Mackerras's arrangement of Sullivan Pineapple Poll, Shostakovich's arrangement of Youmans's Tea for Two, David Fanshawe's African Sanctus, and Danny Elfman's music for Batman and The Simpsons.
For further information visit the Warner/Chappell website