The True Story of Cinderella is available from Talbott Library
A beautiful new edition prepared by Peter D. Wright and Lois Laverty is available on rental. The funds generated from royalties and rental fees go to the Warren Martin Library Endowment Fund that supports the purchase of books and scores for Talbott Library.
Warren Martin (1916-1982), a Westminster Choir College graduate and longtime faculty member, wrote “Cinderella” for the annual May Day Celebration. It was never intended to be staged. Martin insisted that the work be sung “oratorio style”, that is, with the singers in a row across the front of the stage, facing forward, not playing to or looking at each other. Adhering to his advice does indeed make for greater hilarity, since there is nothing to distract from the humor inherent in the music and lyrics. If you would like to see a score, you can request one from us on inter-library loan from your local library. Just tell them that it is OCLC 52615728 and they will know what to do. That way you can examine the score but won’t have to wrap a package and pay postage.
Once you’ve seen the score, you will have a better idea about the suitability of the work for your ensemble. Talbott Library also has CDs of historic performances of the work. If that is of interest, inquire by email for further information. If you decide that you wish to perform the work, fill out the attached Application Form. Once we have your information, we will provide a fee quote; the fees are based on length of rental and other particulars of your performances.
Phone: Devin Mariman, 609-921-7100 ex. 8298
If you agree to the fee, two copies of a contract will be sent to you. The signed contract and check must be received before the scores can be shipped. The scores must be returned promptly following the performance.