William Grant Still
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TROUBLED ISLAND
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Works for Stage

Performance materials for operas and ballets are available on a grand rights basis, i.e. rental plus percentage of the gate. Arias from the operas are sold for $20.00/each.

( Prices quoted are for scores only ).

Due to the frequent violation of copyright laws, there are NO RETURNS ON SHEET MUSIC ORDERS.


See also William Grant Still's "Troubled Island" link to the left, The grand opera "Troubled Island".

A BAYOU LEGEND
Grand Opera

An opera in 3 acts. Principle roles: ten., mezzo-sop., sop., bar., ba. Secondary roles: 3 ten., bar., ba., chorus. Instrumentation: 3(3rd ad picc.)-2-EH-3-2; 3-3-2-1; timp., perc., cel., hp., str., drums, cymbs. Duration (in min.): 120, Publisher: WGSM. [Depending on weight and destination, additional shipping fee may apply.]
Price: $150.40
Both scores
A Bayou Legend - Libretto
Grand Opera

The libretto for Still's "A Bayou Legend," including Synopsis, Roles, Acts and Scenes. Publisher: WGSM.
Price: $8.95
BLUE STEEL
Grand Opera

An opera discarded by the composer. Principle roles: bar., sop., cont., ten. Secondary roles: chorus. Instrumentation: 3-2-EH-4-3; 4-3-3-1; timp., perc., cel., hp., str., 3 tom-toms. Duration (in min.): 120, Publisher: WGSM. [Depending on weight and destination, additional shipping fee may apply.]
Price: $277.20
Both Scores
Blue Steel - Libretto
Grand Opera

The libretto for Still's "Blue Steel," including Synopsis, Roles, Acts and Scenes. Publisher: WGSM.
Price: $8.95
COSTASO
Grand Opera

An opera in 3 acts. Principle roles: 2 ten., sop., bar., mezzo-sop. Secondary roles: bar., 3 ba., 2 ten., chorus. Instrumentation: 2(2nd ad picc.)-2-EH-2-2; 3-3-3-1; timp., perc., cel., hp., str., sn. drum, cymbs., bells, castanets, claves, gong, wire brush. Duration (in min.): 120, Publisher: WGSM. [Depending on weight and destination, additional shipping fee may apply.]
Price: $174.00
Both scores
Costaso - Libretto
Grand Opera

The libretto for Still's "Costaso," including Synopsis, Roles, Acts and Scenes. Publisher: WGSM.
Price: $8.95
HIGHWAY I, USA
Grand Opera

A one-act opera (full and reduced orchestral versions available). Principle roles: bar., sop., ten. Secondary roles: mezzo-sop., ba., chorus. Instrumentation: 2(2nd ad picc.)-2(2nd ad EH)-2(2nd ad Bb cl.)-2; 4-2-2-0; timp. (2), perc., hp., str. Duration (in min.): 60, Publisher: WGSM. [Depending on weight and destination, additional shipping fee may apply.]
Price: $152.00
Both scores
Highway I, USA - Libretto
Grand Opera

The libretto for Still's "Highway I, USA," including Synopsis, Roles, Acts and Scenes. Publisher: WGSM.
Price: $8.95
MINETTE FONTAINE
Grand Opera

An opera in 3 acts. Principle roles: color. sop., ten., sop., cont., ba. Secondary roles: 3 mezzo-sop., ba., bar., chorus. Instrumentation: 3(2 3 ad picc.)-2-EH-3-2(2nd ad contrab.); 3-2-3-1; timp., perc., hp., str. Duration (in min.): 120, Publisher: WGSM. [Depending on weight and destination, additional shipping fee may apply.]
Price: $144.80
Both scores
Minette Fontaine - Libretto
Grand Opera

The libretto for Still's "Minette Fontaine," including Synopsis, Roles, Acts and Scenes. Publisher: WGSM.
Price: $8.95
MOTA
Grand Opera

An opera in 3 acts. Principle roles: ten., sop., ba., mezzo-sop. Secondary roles: 2 ten., 2 ba., chorus. Instrumentation: 2(2nd ad picc.)-2-2-2; 4-3-3-1; timp., perc. (2), hp., str. Duration (in min.): 120, Publisher: WGSM. [Depending on weight and destination, additional shipping fee may apply.]
Price: $174.00
Both scores
Mota - Libretto
Grand Opera

The libretto for Still's "Mota," including Synopsis, Roles, Acts and Scenes. Publisher: WGSM.
Price: $8.95
THE PILLAR
Grand Opera

An opera in 3 acts. Roles: 3 ten., 2 bar., ba., sop., mezzo-sop., 2 cont., chorus. Instrumentation: 2-picc.-2-EH-3-2-contrab.; 3-3-2-1; timp., perc., cel., hp., str., drums, tom-toms, cymbs., chimes, tamb., trian., temple blks., maracas. Duration (in min.): 120, Publisher: WGSM. [Depending on weight and destination, additional shipping fee may apply.]
Price: $164.00
Both scores
The Pillar - Libretto
Grand Opera

The libretto for Still's "The Pillar," including Synopsis, Roles, Acts and Scenes. Publisher: WGSM.
Price: $8.95
A SOUTHERN INTERLUDE
Grand Opera

An opera discarded by the composer; manuscript unavailable. Duration (in min.): 60.
TROUBLED ISLAND
Grand Opera

An opera in 3 acts. Principal roles: bar., ba., cont., sop., ten. Secondary roles: 2 ten., mezzo-sop., bar., sop., eleven other minor roles, plus chorus and dancers. Instrumentation: 2(2nd ad picc.)-2(2nd ad EH)-2-2; 3-3-2-1; timp., perc., hp., pno., str., drums, spec. drums, tom-toms, cymbs., chime in F#, bells, xylo., gong, tamb., gourd. The last scene of the opera is available for quartet and cont. Duration (in min.): 180, Publisher: WGSM. [Depending on weight and destination, additional shipping fee may apply.]
Price Both Scores: $298.00
Price Conductor's Score: $198.00
Price Piano-Vocal Score: $152.00
Troubled Island - Libretto
Grand Opera

The libretto for Still's "Troubled Island," including Synopsis, Roles, Acts and Scenes. Publisher: WGSM.
Price: $10.95
La Guiablesse
Ballet

Instrumentation: 3(3rd ad picc.)-2-EH-3(1 ba. cl. Bb)-2; 4-3-3-1; timp., perc., hp., str., drums, tom-toms, cymbs., gong, trian., xylo., tamb., wire brush. Duration (in min.): 30
Price Conductor's Score: $39.95
Price Piano-Vocal Score: $19.95
Lenox Avenue
Ballet

Instrumentation: 2(2nd ad picc.)-2-EH-4-2; 2 alt. sax (2nd ad bar. sax.)-ten. sax. (ad ba. cl.); 3-3-2-0; timp., perc., pno. (ad cel.); chorus, str. Duration (in min.): 23, Publisher: WGSM. [Depending on weight and destination, additional shipping fee may apply.]
Price: $86.00 Score
Miss Sally's Party
Ballet

Instrumentation: 2(2nd ad picc.)-1-2-2; ten. sax.; 3-1-1-0; perc., pno., str. Duration (in min.): 17:42, Publisher: WGSM.
Price: $39.95 Score
Sahdji
Choral Ballet

Instrumentation: 2(2nd ad picc.)-2-EH-4-2; 4-2-2-2; timp., perc., str. Duration (in min.): 45, Publisher: CFI.
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I'm Picking My Last Row of Cotton
Incidental Music

A short piece for chorus, pantomine orchestra; only the piano-choreographer sketch, or lead sheet, remains. Publisher: WGSM.
Price: $10.00 Score
The Prince and the Mermaid
Incidental Music

Incidental music for a children's play. Instrumentation: pno. (2), trum., perc., drums, cymbs., vib., wood blk., trian., bells, gong, chimes. A version for string quartet is also available. Duration (in min.): 20, Publisher: WGSM.
Price: $39.50 Score
The Sorcerer
Incidental Music

A discarded play for pantomimists and dancers; only the piano score remains in existence. Publisher: WGSM.
Price: $10.00 Score