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Alyce Mott Copyrighted Concert and Staged Versions
In all cases, these packages have first been produced at New York's Lincoln Center and then other venues across the country. In most cases, major actresses such as Lynn Redgrave, Estelle Parsons, Patrice Munsel, etc. were involved in the original productions. In short, you may trust that these new versions will delight your audiences.
These works are not in the Public Domain and as such may not be re-written in any way by the licensee. Librettos are clean typed. Orchestra parts have been played before and come with violin bowings and all cuts marked. Unless otherwise noted, all parts are computerized, very readable parts.
These librettos have been written for today's audiences with smaller primary casts to make them more performable and affordable. The majority are in Concert version but as full productions become available they will be added. Should you desire a full evening version of a short work, Mott will be happy to accommodate that request given enough lead time. You will also find that every concert version is very stageable in its current form.
Each operetta listing will provide casting needs-orchestration information. If you are not planning a full orchestra performance, but you wish to do a copyrighted concert or staged version, you need to e-mail
for more information on reduced pricings.
"Cut-down" orchestral arrangements of these copyrighted productions DO NOT exist, but you will find that piano and strings or piano and small combo work well using the original Herbert orchestrations. You will simply need a pianist capable of "filling in" what's missing utilizing the piano/vocal score. This method guarantees that you are delivering Herbert's orchestration and not a modern adaptation. Pricing will be dependent upon number of instruments utilized. Herbert did not use or write "piano" parts for his operetta orchestras. There are only piano vocals. Doing a piano and strings performance requires only renting a complete set of strings (five parts) as piano plays the PV.
NOTE: With regards to full scores for Mott Concert or Staged Versions, it will be noted if there are full scores available which match the concert versions. Often that will NOT be the case. In such a case if you wish a full score, you will need to purchase or rent an entire full score for the same operetta. Such full score will NOT be in the exact order of the copyrighted libretto and you may NOT alter or add to a copyrighted libretto and PV compilation.
If you are ordering a copyrighted Concert or Staged Version of a Herbert operetta, you will receive the following:
1. Conductor or standard piano/vocal - script and cues included 2. Rehearsal piano/vocal 3. Libretto 4. Narrator libretto (if Concert Version) 5. Orchestral parts (bowed and all cuts marked) 6. Chorus piano/vocal with script included where appropriate 7. Principal piano/vocals
A note about Permanent Loan Basis: If your organization foresees doing a particular operetta on a regular, continuing schedule (e.g., every 4-5 years) you may wish to consider a permanent loan basis for the following reasons: (1) You retain your copies of the orchestral parts which you have marked up for your particular performances and can simply put them out on the music stands at need; (2) You retain copies of the digital files and thus can reprint materials on an on-demand basis for your own organization; (3) Price for a permanent loan basis will be discounted from the normal rental for all future performances so that you pay less each time you perform the work than if you rented it anew each time. You will be contractually under obligation not to share your materials with any other organization. Permanent Loan Basis is highly advantageous for groups operating in rep with a substantial frequency of repeating operettas. Should you be interested in this sort of contract, please e-mail
Each listing will give you a brief plot, character/vocal needs and orchestration break down. All concert librettos have a narrator, a cast of 6-8, a chorus and full orchestra set (although easily done with piano or smaller combos). Most can be staged as much or as little as your organization needs.
As a final reminder: VHSource guarantees that all orchestrations have been taken from Victor Herbert's original scores and have never been arranged by a third party. In a few cases, where an original score did not exist, the parts have been created either from original licensed touring parts, long in the Public Domain or created from the original piano vocal scores if the touring parts and scores were entirely missing (this occasional happens regarding a particular song only).
If you do not see a Herbert work you are looking for, or if you have any questions regarding any materials offered below, please do not hesitate to contact: