Kismet

Kismet
Packed with mirth, mayhem and romance, Kismet has enough adventure and delight to last at least 1001 Arabian nights!

With 3 Tony Awards (including Best Musical), a television version, and an MGM smash film, Kismet is one of the most renowned musicals to grace the Great White Way. Kismet has proven a winner with audiences time and again, thanks to its exotic setting, appealing characters and wry sense of humor, not to mention a lush score adapted from the soaring melodies of Alexander Borodin.

A series of well-navigated, sticky circumstances have landed the quick witted Public Poet in opulence. His rolling in gold is cut short when his maneuvering comes full circle, though, and he is forced in front of the Wazir who is set to chop off The Poet's hand. As luck would have it, a last minute realization stays the Wazir hand and save The Poet's. The wild ride continues as The Poet's daughter falls in love with the handsome Caliph, The Poet falls in love with one of the Wazir's concubine, and everyone falls in love with the whirlwind of occurrences that could only happen on an Arabian Night!

Kismet is a surefire hit! Comedy reigns supreme in its masterful libretto and delicious melodies abound in Kismet's score thanks to the creative geniuses behind Grand Hotel and writer responsible for Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. It's a must produce for theatre companies across the world!

Concert Selections for Kismet

Concert Selections are original Broadway orchestrations and exciting new symphonic arrangements of select songs for use in concert performances. Concert Selections are the perfect way to give audiences a taste of the musical theatre experience without the sets, props and costumes.

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  • AND THIS IS MY BELOVED
    From
    KISMET
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Arranged for
    1 FEMALE VOICE, 3 MALE VOICES
    Starting Key
    F
    Estimated duration
    7 min 23 sec
    Music by
    WRIGHT, ROBERT
    FORREST, GEORGE
    Lyrics by
    WRIGHT, ROBERT
    FORREST, GEORGE
    Orchestrated by
    KAY, ARTHUR
    Instrumentation
    1 Flute 1, 1 Flute 2, 1 Oboe, 1 Clarinet 1, 1 Clarinet 2, 1 Bass clarinet, 1 Bassoon, 2 Horn, 2 Trumpet 1&2, 1 Trumpet 3, 1 Trombone 1, 1 Trombone 2, 1 Tuba, 1 Vibes, 9 Violin AC, 8 Violin BD, 7 Viola, 6 Cello, 5 Bass, 3 Percussion, 1 Harp, 2 Piano Conductor, 4 Chorus books
  • BAUBLES, BANGLES AND BEADS
    From
    KISMET
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Arranged for
    1 FEMALE VOICE, 3 MALES VOICES, CHORUS
    Starting Key
    E
    Estimated duration
    6 min 52 sec
    Music by
    WRIGHT, ROBERT
    FIRREST, GEORGE
    Lyrics by
    WRIGHT, ROBERT
    FORREST, GEORGE
    Orchestrated by
    KAY, ARTHUR
    Instrumentation
    1 Flute, 1 Oboe, 1 Clarinet 1, 1 Clarinet 2, 1 Bass Clarinet, 1 Bassoon, 2 Horn(F), 2 Trumpet 1&2, 1 Trumpet 3, 1 Trombone 1, 1 Trombone 2, 1 Tuba, 9 Violin AC, 8 Violin BD, 7 Viola, 6 Cello, 5 Bass, 3 Percussion, 1 Harp, 2 Piano Conductor, 25 Chorus Books
  • FATE
    From
    KISMET
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Arranged for
    1 MALE VOICE
    Starting Key
    Dm
    Estimated duration
    3 min 50 sec
    Music by
    WRIGHT, ROBERT
    FORREST, GEORGE
    Lyrics by
    WRIGHT, ROBERT
    FORREST, GEORGE
    Orchestrated by
    KAY, ARTHUR
    Instrumentation
    1 Flute, 1 Oboe, 1 Clarinet 1, 1 Clarinet 2, 1 Bass clarinet, 1 Bassoon, 2 Trumpet 1&2, 1 Trumpet 3, 2 Horn 1&2, 1 Trombone 1, 1 Trombone 2, 1 Tuba, 9 Violin AC, 8 Violin BD, 7 Viola, 6 Cello, 5 Bass, 1 Harp, 3 Percussion 1&2(Tom Toms, Tymp, Cymb, Gourd), 2 Piano Conductor
  • GESTICULATE
    From
    KISMET
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Arranged for
    1 MALE VOICE, 1 FEMALE VOICE, CHORUS
    Starting Key
    C
    Estimated duration
    8 min 56 sec
    Music by
    WRIGHT, ROBERT
    FORREST, GEORGE
    Lyrics by
    WRIGHT, ROBERT
    FORREST. GEORGE
    Orchestrated by
    KAY, ARTHUR
    Instrumentation
    1 Flute, 1 Bass clarinet, 1 Bassoon, 1 Oboe, 1 Clarinet 1, 1 Clarinet 2, 1 Horn(in F), 2 Trumpet 1&2, 1 Trumpet 3, 1 Trombone 1, 1 Trombone 2, 1 Tuba, 5 Bass, 6 Cello, 9 Violin AB, 8 Violin BD, 7 Viola, 3 Percussion, 1 Harp, 2 Piano Conductor, 25 Chorus books
  • NIGHT OF MY NIGHTS
    From
    KISMET
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Arranged for
    1 MALE VOICE, 1 FEMALE VOICE, CHORUS
    Starting Key
    C
    Estimated duration
    5 min 36 sec
    Music by
    WRIGHT, ROBERT
    FORREST, GEORGE
    Lyrics by
    WRIGHT, ROBERT
    FORREST, GEORGE
    Orchestrated by
    KAY, ARTHUR
    Instrumentation
    1 Flute, 1 Flute2 , 1 Oboe, 1 Clarinet 1, 1 Clarinet 2, 1 Bass Clarinet, 1 Bassoon, 2 Horn 1&2, 2 Trumpet 1&2, 1 Trumpet 3, 1 Trombone 1, 1 Tuba, 9 Violin AC, 8 Violin BD, 7 Viola, 6 Cello, 5 Bass, Percussion, 1 Harp, 2 Piano Conductor, 25 Chorus books
  • NOT SINCE NINEVEH
    From
    KISMET
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Starting Key
    A
    Estimated duration
    6 min 46 sec
    Music by
    ROBERT WRIGHT
    GEORGE FORREST
    Lyrics by
    ROBERT WRIGHT
    GEORGE FORREST
    Orchestrated by
    ARTHUR KAY
    Instrumentation
    1 Piccolo, 1 Flute, 1 Oboe, 1 Clarinet 1, 1 Clarinet 2, 1 Bass clarinet, 1 Bassoon, 2 Trumpet 1&2, 1 Trumpet 3, 2 Horn 1&2, 1 Trombone 1, 1 Trombone 2, 1 Tuba, 17 Violin, 7 Viola, 6 Cello, 5 Bass, 1 Harp, 3 Percussion 1&2(Gong, Cymb, Piatti, Finger cymb, Drum set, Tymp, Tamborine), 2 Piano Conductor, 2 Chorus books
  • OLIVE TREE
    From
    KISMET
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Arranged for
    1 MALE VOICE
    Starting Key
    F
    Estimated duration
    3 min 58 sec
    Music by
    WRIGHT, ROBERT
    FORREST, GEORGE
    Lyrics by
    WRIGHT, ROBERT
    FORREST, GEORGE
    Orchestrated by
    KAY, ARTHUR
    Instrumentation
    1 Flute, 1 Oboe, 1 Clarinet 1, 1 Clarinet 2, 1 Bass Clarinet, 1 Bassoon, 2 Horn, 2 Trumpet 1&2, 1 Trombone 1, 1 Tombone 2, 1 Tuba, 9 Violin AC, 8 Violin BD, 7 Viola, 6 Cello, 5 Bass, 1 Percussion, 1 Harp, 2 Piano Conductor
  • OVERTURE AND SANDS OF TIME ("KISMET")
    From
    KISMET
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Arranged for
    4 MALE VOICES
    Starting Key
    Em
    Estimated duration
    9 min 15 sec
    Music by
    WRIGHT ROBERT
    FORREST, GEORGE
    Lyrics by
    WRIGHT ROBERT
    FORREST, GEORGE
    Orchestrated by
    KAY, ARTHUR
    Instrumentation
    1 Flute, 1 Oboe(English horn), 1 Clarinet 1, 1 Clarinet 2, 1 Bass clarinet, 1 Bassoon, 2 Trumpet 1&2, 1 Trumpet 3, 2 Horn 1&2, 1 Trombone 1, 1 Trombone 2, 1 Tuba, 9 Violin AC, 8 Violin BD, 7 Viola, 6 Cello, 5 Bass, 1 Harp, 3 Percussion 1&2(Tymp, Xylo, Vibes, Drum set, Tamborine), 2 Piano Conductor, 4 Chorus books
  • RAHADLAKUM
    From
    KISMET
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Starting Key
    Am
    Estimated duration
    7 min 7 sec
    Music by
    WRIGHT, ROBERT
    FORREST, GEORGE
    Lyrics by
    WRIGHT, ROBERT
    FORREST, GEORGE
    Orchestrated by
    ARTHUR KAY
    Instrumentation
    1 Flute(Piccolo), 1 Oboe, 1 Clarinet 1, 1 Clarinet 2, 1 Bass clarinet, 1 Bassoon, 2 Trumpet 1&2, 1 Trumpet 3, 2 Horn 1&2, 1 Trombone 1, 1 Trombone 2, 1 Tuba, 9 Violin AC, 8 Violin BD, 7 Viola, 6 Cello, 5 Bass, 1 Harp, 3 Drum, 2 Piano Conductor, 7 Chorus books
  • RHYMES HAVE I
    From
    KISMET
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Arranged for
    1 FEMALE VOICE, 1 MALE VOICE
    Starting Key
    Fm
    Estimated duration
    8 min 21 sec
    Music by
    WRIGHT, ROBERT
    FORREST, GEORGE
    Lyrics by
    WRIGHT, ROBERT
    FORREST, GEORGE
    Orchestrated by
    KAY, ARTHUR
    Instrumentation
    1 Flute, 1 Oboe, 1 Clarinet 1, 1 Clarinet 2, 1 Bass clarinet, 1 Bassoon, 2 Trumpet 1&2, 1 Trumpet 3, 2 Horn, 1 Trombone 1, 1 Trombone 2, 1 Tuba, 9 Violin AC, 8 Violin BD, 7 Viola, 6 Cello, 5 Bass, 1 Harp, 3 Percussion 1&2(Bells, Vibes), 2 Piano Conductor, 2 Chorus books
  • STRANGER IN PARADISE
    From
    KISMET
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Arranged for
    1 FEMALE VOICE, 1 MALE VOICE
    Starting Key
    Am
    Estimated duration
    6 min 56 sec
    Music by
    WRIGHT, ROBERT
    FORREST, GEORGE
    Lyrics by
    WRIGHT, ROBERT
    FORREST, GEOPRGE
    Orchestrated by
    KAY, ARTHUR
    Instrumentation
    1 Flute, 1 Oboe, 1 Clarinet 1, 1 Clarient 2, 1 Bass clarinet, 1 Bassoon, 2 Trumpet 1&2, 1 Trumpet 3, 2 Horn 1&2, 1 Trombone 1, 1 Trombone 2, 1 Tuba, 9 Violin AC, 8 Violin BD, 7 Viola, 6 Cello, 5 Bass, 1 Harp, 3 Percussion(Vibes Timp), 2 Celeste(Conductor), 2 Chorus books
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