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Musical Theatre: Vocal scores

Finding songs for auditions

If you don’t have a specific song in mind, you can browse among our scores, especially the anthologies in the M 1507 area on the upper level.  (The Singer’s Musical Theatre Anthology, twelve volumes beginning with the call number M 1507 .S633, has volumes for sopranos, mezzo-sopranos/altos, tenors, baritones and basses—even for “belters.”)

If you know what song you want to sing, and you’re looking for a score:

  • Be sure you know what show the song is from, and who the composer is.  If you’re not sure of the show or composer, ask or e-mail the reference librarian, or look in one of our reference books on the main level in the ML area (for pre-2002 songs, I recommend the “Index of Songs” in A Chronology of American Musical Theater, volume 3 pages 651-840, call number REF ML 1711.8 .N300 N67 2002).
  • Check our catalog (or this page) to see if we have the vocal score or vocal selections for the show.
  • If not, we may have the song in a collection.  Do a “Words or phrase” search in our catalog for the song title. 
    • NOTE:  This will work better for an unusual title like “It’s De-lovely” than for “Popular” (a search for “Popular” will retrieve 7,801 results).  It won’t work for “Not a Day Goes By,” since the computer will think you want books that do NOT have the words “a day goes by.”
  • If this doesn’t work, or you’re having problems, see or e-mail the reference librarian.  We may have the song in a collection whose contents aren't listed in the catalog record.  If not, he’ll try to determine whether the song has been published, and if so, where.   If it’s in a vocal score we don’t own, we can borrow it for you from another library; or we may be able to get a library to provide a scan of the song you need.
  • Please allow time to get a score from another library; the average for borrowing books is 7 days, but scarce items may take two weeks or more.  (If you want vocal selections from Carrie, they exist—but only in nine libraries in the USA.)  If you just need one song, we can probably get it more quickly by asking a library with the score to send us a PDF of that number.

Vocal Scores

Lewis Library has complete vocal scores for the following musicals.  Most are in the M 1503 area on the upper level (3rd floor), alphabetically by composer’s name (e..g., Rodgers at M 1503 .R, Sondheim at M 1503 .S; you can get exact call numbers from the online catalog,or browse the M 1503 shelves).

  • And the World Goes ’Round (Kander)
  • Annie (Strouse)
  • Annie Get Your Gun (Berlin, call number M 1503 .B41 A5 1967)
  • Anyone Can Whistle (Sondheim)
  • Babes in Arms (Rodgers)
  • Barnum (Coleman)
  • Bells Are Ringing (Styne)
  • The Boys from Syracuse (Rodgers)
  • Brigadoon (Loewe)
  • Bye Bye Birdie (Strouse)
  • Cabaret (Kander)
  • La Cage aux Folles (Herman)
  • Call Me Madam (Berlin)
  • Camelot (Loewe)
  • Carousel (Rodgers)
  • A Chorus Line (Hamlisch)
  • Cinderella (Rodgers)
  • City of Angels (Coleman)
  • Company (Sondheim)
  • Damn Yankees (Adler & Ross)
  • Do Re Mi (Styne)
  • The Fantasticks (Schmidt)
  • Fiddler on the Roof (Bock)
  • Follies (Sondheim; 1971 score and 2005 The Complete Follies Collection)
  • A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Sondheim)
  • Godspell (Schwartz)
  • Grease (Casey & Jacobs)
  • Guys and Dolls (Loesser)
  • Gypsy (Styne)
  • How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying (Loesser)
  • Into the Woods (Sondheim) (M1503 .S6974 I6 2010)
  • Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Lloyd-Webber)
  • The King and I (Rodgers)
  • Little Mary Sunshine (Besoyan)
  • A Little Night Music (Sondheim)
  • Man of La Mancha (Leigh)
  • Merrily We Roll Along (Sondheim)
  • The Most Happy Fella (Loesser)
  • The Music Man (Willson)
  • My Fair Lady (Loewe)
  • Of Thee I Sing (Gershwin)
  • Oklahoma! (Rodgers)
  • Oliver! (Bart)
  • On a Clear Day You Can See Forever (Lane)
  • On the Town (Bernstein)
  • Once upon a Mattress (Mary Rodgers)
  • The Pajama Game (Adler & Ross)
  • Pal Joey (Rodgers)
  • Pippin (Schwartz)
  • Porgy and Bess (Gershwin)
  • Ragtime (Flaherty)
  • The Secret Garden (Simon)
  • Show Boat (Kern)
  • Sister Act (Menken)
  • The Sound of Music (Rodgers)
  • South Pacific (Rodgers)
  • Strike up the Band (Gershwin)
  • Sweeney Todd (Sondheim)
  • Sweet Charity (Coleman)
  • Two by Two (Rodgers)
  • West Side Story (Bernstein)
  • Where’s Charley? (Loesser)
  • Wonderful Town (Bernstein)
  • You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown (Gesner)

 

Vocal Selections

We also have Vocal Selections (mainly in the M 1508 area) for:

  • Anything Goes
  • Big River
  • Billy Elliot
  • Cats
  • Chicago 
  • The Civil War
  • The Color Purple
  • Crazy for You 
  • Curtains (call number M 1508 .K36 C87 2007)
  • Dames at Sea
  • Dear Evan Hansen
  • Evita
  • Hair
  • Hairspray
  • Hamilton (M 1508 .M588 H3 2016)
  • Jersey Boys
  • Kiss of the Spider Woman 
  • Li'l Abner
  • The Lion King
  • Little Me
  • Newsies:  Music from the Broadway Musical
  • Little Women
  • Louisiana Purchase
  • Merrily We Roll Along
  • Les Misérables
  • Nunsense
  • Phantom of the Opera
  • The Producers
  • Rent
  • She Loves Me
  • Sophisticated Ladies
  • Urinetown (M1508 .H646 U7 2004)
  • Wicked
  • The Will Rogers Follies

We also have scores for collections of a composer’s songs (Lloyd Webber, Rodgers & Hart, etc.) and songs for auditions (such as the Singers’ Musical Theatre Anthology series) at M 1507.  If you’re looking for a specific song, see the reference librarian; he may be able to identify which volume includes the song, or borrow it from another library.

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