Scope and arrangement
This collection consists of scores to Broadway musicals directed and produced by Harold Prince from the 1950s through the 1980s, arranged alphabetically by show title and by song title within each show. In the cases of Sweeney Todd and certain conductor scores for A Doll's Life, as noted, where the complete score existed, it has been left in running order. The bulk of the collection consists of scores from A Doll's Life, by Larry Grossman and Betty Comden and Adolph Green, including oversized conductor scores and full orchestra parts. The collection also covers, with near completeness the scores to Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's Evita, (1979) Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick's She Loves Me (1963) and Stephen Sondheim's A Little Night Music, (1973) Side by Side by Sondheim (1977) and Sweeney Todd (1979). Items of special interest in the collection are unused materials from A Doll's Life and Pacific Overtures.
The Harold Prince scores are arranged in eighteen series:
- Side by Side by Sondheim, Music by Stephen Sondheim, Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, Additional music by Leonard Bernstein, Mary Rodgers, Richard Rodgers and Jule Styne, Continuity by Ned Sherrin
(Alphabetical by song title.)
- Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, Book by Hugh Wheeler, Orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick
(This score is complete and arranged in running order)