Sweeney Todd

Sweeney Todd
Attend the dark, witty and Tony Award-winning tale of love, murder and revenge set against the backdrop of 19th century London.

Sweeney Todd has become a bloody, worldwide success since being awarded eight Tony's, (including Best Musical), for its Broadway premiere. Stephen Sondheim's and Hugh Wheeler's (A Little Night Music, Pacific Overtures) tasty, thrilling, theatrical treat has simultaneously shocked, awed and delighted audiences across the world.

An infamous tale, Sweeney Todd, an unjustly exiled barber, returns to nineteenth century London, seeking vengeance against the lecherous judge who framed him and ravaged his young wife. The road to revenge leads Todd to Mrs. Lovett, a resourceful proprietress of a failing pie shop, above which, he opens a new barber practice. Mrs. Lovett's luck sharply shifts when Todd's thirst for blood inspires the integration of an ingredient into her meat pies that has the people of London lining up... and the carnage has only just begun!

Extremely popular with opera companies and in concert presentation, Sweeney Todd is equally effective as an intimate chamber musical. Featuring two unforgettable star turns and some of the most chilling music ever written for the stage, this masterpiece is sure both to thrill and delight audiences.

Concert Selections for Sweeney Todd

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  • AH, MISS
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Music by
    STEPHEN SONDHEIM
    Lyrics by
    STEPHEN SONDHEIM
    Orchestrated by
    TUNICK, JONATHAN
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    Arrangement Details
    Song Type: Show Extraction
    Arranged for
    1 MALE VOICE
    Starting Key
    E♭
    Estimated duration
    2 min 00 sec
    Instrumentation

    (1x) Full Score; (2x) Piano/Conductor Score; (2x) Woodwind 1: Flute, Piccolo; (1x) Woodwind 2: Oboe; (1x) Woodwind 3: Clarinet; (2x) Woodwind 4: Clarinet, Bass Clarinet; (1x) Woodwind 5: Bassoon; (1x) Horn; (2x) Trumpets; (1x) Trombone 1; (1x) Trombone 2; (1x) Trombone 3; (3x) Percussion: Small Triangle, Bell Tree, Tambourine, Timpani, Gran Casa, Cymbal; (1x) Organ; (1x) Harp; (17x) Violins; (7x) Viola; (6x) Cello; (5x) Bass

  • BALLAD OF SWEENEY TODD
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Music by
    Stephen Sondheim
    Lyrics by
    Stephen Sondheim
    Orchestrated by
    Jonathan Tunick
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    Arrangement Details
    Song Type: Show Extraction
    Arranged for
    Chorus (with Featured Solos)
    Starting Key
    F♯m
    Estimated duration
    3 min 31 sec
    Instrumentation
    Part Name Doubling Quantity
    FULL SCORE   1
    PIANO/CONDUCTOR SCORE   2
    VOCAL BOOK   20
    WOODWIND 1 Piccolo, Flute 2
    WOODWIND 2 Oboe 1
    WOODWIND 3 Clarinet 1
    WOODWIND 4 Clarinet 1
    WOODWIND 5 Bassoon 1
    HORN   1
    TRUMPETS   2
    TROMBONE 1   1
    TROMBONE 2   1
    TROMBONE 3   1
    ORGAN   1
    HARP   1
    PERCUSSION Timpani, Gran Casa, Triangle, Snare Drum, Xylophone, Chimes 3
    VIOLIN   16
    VIOLA   7
    CELLO   6
    BASS   5

    Please Note: In some instances (i.e. Reeds, Percussion, etc.), additional copies of parts may be provided, in the event you wish to split out the doublings to multiple players.

  • BY THE SEA
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Music by
    Stephen Sondheim
    Lyrics by
    Stephen Sondheim
    Orchestrated by
    Jonathan Tunick
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    Arrangement Details
    Song Type: Show Extraction
    Instrumentation

    1 Flute, 1 English Horn, 2 Clarinets, 1 Bassoon, 1 Horn, 2 Trumpets, 3 Trombones, (3) Percussion, 1 Harp, 1 Organ, (16) Violins, (7) Viola, (6) Cello, (5) Bass, 2 Piano-Conductor Scores, 1 Full Score

  • EPIPHANY
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Music by
    SONDHEIM, STEPHEN
    Lyrics by
    SONDHEIM, STEPHEN
    Orchestrated by
    TUNICK, JONATHAN
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    Arrangement Details
    Song Type: Show Extraction
    Arranged for
    1 MALE VOICE, 1 FEMALE VOICE
    Starting Key
    BFile:Flat.svg
    Estimated duration
    2 min 45 sec
    Instrumentation

    (1x) Full Score; (2x) Piano/Conductor Score; (1x) Woodwind 1: Piccolo; (1x) Woodwind 2: Oboe; (1x) Woodwind 3: Flute; (1x) Woodwind 4: Clarinet; (1x) Woodwind 5: Bassoon; (1x) Horn; (2x) Trumpets; (1x) Trombone 1; (1x) Trombone 2; (1x) Trombone 3; (3x) Percussion: Gran Casa, Xylophone, Snare Drum, Toms, Cymbal, Timpani, Drums; (1x) Organ; (1x) Harp; (17x) Violins; (7x) Viola; (6x) Cello; (5x) Bass

  • GOD, THAT'S GOOD!
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Music by
    Stephen Sondheim
    Lyrics by
    Stephen Sondheim
    Orchestrated by
    Jonathan Tunick
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    Arrangement Details
    Song Type: Show Extraction
    Starting Key
    G
    Estimated duration
    6 min 27 sec
    Instrumentation

    (1x) FULL SCORE; (25x) PIANO/CONDUCTOR SCORE; (2x) WOODWIND 1: Flute, Piccolo; (1x) WOODWIND 2: Oboe; (2x) WOODWIND 3: Piccolo, Flute, Clarinet, Eb Clarinet; (2x) WOODWIND 4: Clarinet, Bass Clarinet; (1x) WOODWIND 5: Bassoon; (1x) HORN; (2x) TRUMPETS; (1x) TROMBONE 1; (1x) TROMBONE 2; (1x) TROMBONE 3; (3x) PERCUSSION: Chimes, Glockenspiel, Timpani, Snare Drum, Cymbal, Drums, Temple Block, Xylophone, Gran Cassa, Ratchet, Swiss Bell; (1x) ORGAN; (1x) HARP; (16x) VIOLINS; (7x) VIOLA; (6x) CELLO; (5x) BASS

  • GREEN FINCH AND LINNET BIRD
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Music by
    SONDHEIM, STEPHEN
    Lyrics by
    SONDHEIM, STEPHEN
    Orchestrated by
    TUNICK, JONATHAN
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    Arrangement Details
    Song Type: Show Extraction
    Arranged for
    1 FEMALE VOICE
    Starting Key
    F
    Estimated duration
    2 min 29 sec
    Instrumentation

    1 Flute 1(piccolo), 1 Flute 2, 1 Oboe, 1 Clarinet, 1 Bassoon, 1 Horn, 17 Violin, 7 Viola, 6 Cello, 5 Bass, 1 Harp, 1 Organ, 2 Piano/Conductor

  • JOHANNA
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Music by
    SONDHEIM, STEPHEN
    Lyrics by
    SONDHEIM, STEPHEN
    Orchestrated by
    TUNICK, JONATHAN
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    Arrangement Details
    Song Type: Show Extraction
    Arranged for
    1 MALE VOICE
    Starting Key
    F
    Estimated duration
    2 min 40 sec
    Instrumentation

    1 Flute, 1 Oboe, 1 Clarinet 1, 1 Clarinet 2, 1 Bassoon, 2 Trumpet 1&2, 1 Horn, 1 Trombone 1, 1 Trombone 2, 1 Trombone 3, 17 Violin, 7 Viola, 6 Cello, 5 Bass, 1 Harp, 3 Percussion(Timp, Bells, Hand cymb), 1 Organ, 2 Piano Conductor

  • JOHANNA (ACT II SEQUENCE)
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Music by
    Stephen Sondheim
    Lyrics by
    Stephen Sondheim
    Orchestrated by
    Jonathan Tunick
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    Arrangement Details
    Song Type: Show Extraction
    Starting Key
    E
    Instrumentation

    5 PC, 2 Reed 1(Flute, Piccolo), Reed 2(Oboe), Reed 3(Clarinet), Reed 4 (Clarinet), Reed 5(Bassoon), Horn, 2 Trumpets, 3 Trombones, 2 Percussion, Organ, Harp, Violin(16), Viola(7), Cello(6), Bass(5), Full Score

  • JOHANNA (FOR STRING ORCHESTRA)
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Music by
    STEPHEN SONDHEIM
    Arranged by
    PAUL MCKIBBINS
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    Arrangement Details
    Song Type: Concert/Symphonic Arrangement (Instrumental)
    Starting Key
    E
    Estimated duration
    2 min 00 sec
    Instrumentation

    9 Violin 1, 8 Violin 2, 7 Viola 1 2 &3, 2 Cello 1, 2 Cello 2, 2 Cello 3, 5 Bass, 1 Full Score

  • JOHANNA (IN E-FLAT)
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Music by
    Stephen Sondheim
    Lyrics by
    Stephen Sondheim
    Orchestrated by
    Jonathan Tunick
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    Arrangement Details
    Song Type: Show Extraction
    Starting Key
    E♭
    Estimated duration
    2 min 40 sec
    Instrumentation

    (2x) PIANO/CONDUCTOR SCORE; (1x) REED 1: Flute; (1x) REED 2: Clarinet; (1x) REED 3: Clarinet; (1x) REED 4: Oboe; (1x) REED 5: Bassoon; (1x) HORN; (2x) TRUMPETS; (1x) TROMBONE 1; (1x) TROMBONE 2; (1x) TROMBONE 3; (3x) PERCUSSION: Bells, Timpani, Hand Cymbals; (1x) ORGAN; (1x) HARP; (16x) VIOLINS; (7x) VIOLA; (6x) CELLO; (5x) BASS

  • KISS ME (PART 1&2) / LADIES IN THEIR SENSITIVITIES
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Music by
    Stephen Sondheim
    Lyrics by
    Stephen Sondheim
    Orchestrated by
    Jonathan Tunick
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    Arrangement Details
    Song Type: Show Extraction
    Arranged for
    4 Voices (Typically 3 Male, 1 Female)
    Starting Key
    E
    Estimated duration
    4 min 29 sec
    Instrumentation

    (1x) FULL SCORE; (5x) PIANO/CONDUCTOR SCORE; (3x) WOODWIND 1: Flute, Opt. Soprano Recorder, Piccolo; (1x) WOODWIND 2: Oboe; (1x) WOODWIND 3: Clarinet; (1x) WOODWIND 4: Bass Clarinet; (1x) WOODWIND 5: Bassoon; (1x) HORN; (2x) TRUMPETS; (1x) TROMBONE 1; (1x) TROMBONE 2; (1x) TROMBONE 3; (3x) PERCUSSION: Triangle, Glockenspiel, Timpani, Cymbal; (1x) ORGAN; (1x) HARP; (17x) VIOLINS; (7x) VIOLA; (6x) CELLO; (5x) BASS

  • LITTLE PRIEST, A
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Music by
    SONDHEIM, STEPHEN
    Lyrics by
    SONDHEIM, STEPHEN
    Orchestrated by
    TUNICK, JONATHAN
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    Arrangement Details
    Song Type: Show Extraction
    Arranged for
    1 MALE VOICE, 1 FEMALE VOICE
    Starting Key
    B
    Estimated duration
    7 min 15 sec
    Instrumentation

    1 Flute 1, 1 Flute 2(Piccolo), 1 Oboe, 1 Clarinet 1, 1 Clarient 2, 1 Bassoon, 2 Trumpet 1&2, 1 Horn, 1 Trombone 1, 1 Trombone 2, 1 Trombone 3, 17 Violin, 7 Viola, 6 Cello, 5 Bass, 1 Harp, 1 Organ, 2 Piano Conductor, 3 Percussion 1&2 (Bells, Timp, Drum set,Triangle), 2 Chorus books

  • MY FRIENDS
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Music by
    Stephen Sondheim
    Lyrics by
    Stephen Sondheim
    Orchestrated by
    Jonathan Tunick
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    Arrangement Details
    Song Type: Show Extraction
    Arranged for
    2 Voices (Typically 1 Male & 1 Female) and Chorus
    Starting Key
    A♭
    Estimated duration
    4 min 06 sec
    Instrumentation

    (1x) FULL SCORE; (2x) PIANO/CONDUCTOR SCORE; (2x) WOODWIND 1: Flute, Piccolo; (2x) WOODWIND 2: English Horn, Oboe; (1x) WOODWIND 3: Clarinet; (1x) WOODWIND 4: Bass Clarinet; (1x) WOODWIND 5: Bassoon; (1x) HORN; (1x) TRUMPETS 1&2; (1x) TROMBONE 1; (1x) TROMBONE 2; (1x) TROMBONE 3; (3x) PERCUSSION: Vibraphone, Bell Tree, Triangle, Crotales, Cymbal, Timpani, Gran Casa; (1x) ORGAN; (1x) HARP; (17x) VIOLINS; (7x) VIOLA; (6x) CELLO; (5x) BASS

  • NO PLACE LIKE LONDON
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Music by
    SONDHEIM, STEPHEN
    Lyrics by
    SONDHEIM, STEPHEN
    Orchestrated by
    TUNICK, JONATHAN
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    Arrangement Details
    Song Type: Show Extraction
    Arranged for
    2 MALE VOICES
    Starting Key
    D♭
    Estimated duration
    6 min 00 sec
    Instrumentation

    (1x) Full Score; (3x) Piano/Conductor Score; (1x) Woodwind 1: Flute; (1x) Woodwind 2: Oboe; (1x) Woodwind 3: Clarinet, Flute; (1x) Woodwind 4: Clarinet; (1x) Bassoon; (1x) Horn; (2x) Trumpets; (1x) Trombone 1; (1x) Trombone 2; (1x) Trombone 3; (3x) Percussion: Chimes, Glockenspiel, Bell Tree, 20" Cymbal, Gran Casa, Cymbal, Xylophone; (1x) Organ (+Harpsichord); (1x) Harp; (16x) Violins; (7x) Viola; (6x) Cello; (5x) Bass

  • NOT WHILE I'M AROUND
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Music by
    Stephen Sondheim
    Lyrics by
    Stephen Sondheim
    Orchestrated by
    Jonathan Tunick
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    Arrangement Details
    Song Type: Show Extraction
    Arranged for
    2 Voices (Typically 1 Female, 1 Male)
    Starting Key
    A♭
    Estimated duration
    3 min 55 sec
    Instrumentation
    Part Name Doubling Quantity
    FULL SCORE   1
    PIANO/CONDUCTOR SCORE   3
    WOODWIND 1 Flute 1
    WOODWIND 2 Oboe 1
    WOODWIND 3 Clarinet 1
    WOODWIND 4 Bass Clarinet 1
    WOODWIND 5 Bassoon 1
    HORN   1
    TRUMPETS (Tacet) 1
    TROMBONE 1   1
    TROMBONE 2   1
    TROMBONE 3   1
    PERCUSSION Glockenspiel, Triangle 2
    ORGAN (Tacet) 1
    HARP   1
    VIOLINS   16
    VIOLA   7
    CELLO   6
    BASS   5

    Please Note: In some instances (i.e. Reeds, Percussion, etc.), additional copies of parts may be provided, in the event you wish to split out the doublings to multiple players.

  • PRETTY WOMEN (PART 1&2)
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Music by
    SONDHEIM, STEPHEN
    Lyrics by
    SONDHEIM, STEPHEN
    Orchestrated by
    TUNICK, JONATHAN
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    Arrangement Details
    Song Type: Show Extraction
    Arranged for
    3 MALE VOICES
    Starting Key
    F
    Estimated duration
    2 min 40 sec
    Instrumentation

    (1x) Full Score; (4x) Piano/Conductor Score; (1x) Woodwind 1: Soprano Recorder, Piccolo, Flute; (1x) Woodwind 2: Oboe, English Horn; (1x) Woodwind 3: Flute, Clarinet; (1x) Woodwind 4: Clarinet, Bass Clarinet; (1x) Woodwind 5: Bassoon; (1x) Horn; (2x) Trumpets; (1x) Trombone 1; (1x) Trombone 2; (1x) Trombone 3; (3x) Percussion: Vibraphone, Bell Tree, Triangle, Tom Tom, Cymbal, Timpani; (1x) Celesta; (1x) Harp; (16x) Violins; (7x) Viola; (6x) Cello; (5x) Bass

  • SWEENEY TODD SUITE ("SYMPHONIC SONDHEIM")
    First Performance Fee:
    $300
    Each Additional Performance:
    $150
    Music by
    Stephen Sondheim
    Arranged by
    Don Sebesky
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    Arrangement Details
    Song Type: Symphonic Suite
    Arranged for
    Instrumental
    Starting Key
    F♯m
    Estimated duration
    14 min 00 sec
    Instrumentation

    (1x) Full Score; (1x) Flute 1 (+Piccolo & Alto Flute); (1x) Flute 2 (+Piccolo & Alto Flute); (1x) Flute 3 (+Piccolo); (1x) Oboe 1; (1x) Oboe 2; (1x) English Horn; (1x) Bb Clarinet 1 (+Eb Clarinet); (1x) Bb Clarinet 2; (1x) Bass Clarinet; (1x) Bassoon 1; (1x) Bassoon 2 (+Contrabassoon); (2x) Horn 1&2; (2x) Horn 3&4; (1x) Trumpet 1; (1x) Trumpet 2; (1x) Trumpet 3; (1x) Trombone 1; (1x) Trombone 2; (1x) Trombone 3; (1x) Tuba; (1x) Timpani; (4x) Percussion: Glockenspiel, Xylophone, Vibraphone, Chimes, Tambourine, Snare Drum, Bass Drum, Triangle, Bell Tree, Crotales, Finger Cymbals, Suspended Cymbal, Piatti, Medium Gong, Ratchet, Small Guiro, Wood Blocks, Small Shaker, Factory Whistle; (1x) Harp; (1x) Piano (+Celesta & Keyed Glockenspiel); (16x) Violins; (7x) Viola; (6x) Cello; (5x) Bass

  • TRANSITION INTO WORST PIES
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
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    Arrangement Details
    Song Type: Show Extraction
  • WAIT
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Music by
    SONDHEIM, STEPHEN
    Lyrics by
    SONDHEIM, STPEHEN
    Orchestrated by
    TUNICK, JONATHAN
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    Arrangement Details
    Song Type: Show Extraction
    Arranged for
    2 FEMALE VOICES
    Starting Key
    A♭
    Estimated duration
    3 min 06 sec
    Instrumentation

    (1x) Full Score; (2x) Piano/Conductor Score; (1x) Woodwind 1: Flute; (2x) Woodwind 2: English Horn, Oboe; (1x) Woodwind 3: Clarinet; (1x) Woodwind 4: Bass Clarinet; (1x) Woodwind 5: Bassoon; (1x) Horn; (2x) Trumpets; (1x) Trombone 1; (1x) Trombone 2; (1x) Trombone 3; (1x) Percussion: Xylophone; (1x) Organ; (1x) Harp; (17x) Violins; (7x) Viola; (6x) Cello; (5x) Bass

  • WORST PIES IN LONDON
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Music by
    SONDHEIM, STEPHEN
    Lyrics by
    SONDHEIM, STEPHEN
    Orchestrated by
    TUNICK, JONATHAN
    show more...
    Arrangement Details
    Song Type: Show Extraction
    Arranged for
    1 FEMALE VOICE
    Starting Key
    A
    Estimated duration
    2 min 25 sec
    Instrumentation

    (1x) Full Score; (2x) Piano/Conductor Score; (2x) Reed 1: Piccolo, Flute; (1x) Reed 2: Oboe; (1x) Reed 3: Flute; (1x) Reed 4: Clarinet; (1x) Reed 5: Bassoon; (1x) Horn; (2x) Trumpets; (1x) Trombone 1; (1x) Trombone 2; (1x) Trombone 3; (3x) Percussion: Xylophone, Drums, Wash Tub with Hard Mallets, Tam-Tam, Timpani, Chimes; (1x) Harp; (1x) Organ; (16x) Violins; (7x) Viola; (6x) Cello; (5x) Bass

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July 26, 2018
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Orchestration Sweeney Todd

Regarding Alternate Orchestration for "Sweeney Todd":  

1.  ALT: FULL SCORE VOL 1 & ALT: FULL SCORE VOL 2:  Are these Conductor's (Orchestral) Scores? (Rather than piano/conductor scores?)

2.  ALT:REED 1  CLARINET     ALT:REED 2  BASSOON.  The words "Clarinet" and "Bassoon" are included in the column for "DOUBLING".  Please clarify.   

Thank you 

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