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European American Music Distributors Company (EAMC) Expands its Catalog of Kurt Weill Works

Jul. 15, 2020

European American Music Distributors Company (EAMC) Expands its Catalog of Kurt Weill Works

We are pleased to announce that European American Music Distributors Company (EAMC) has expanded its catalog of Kurt Weill works to include Knickerbocker HolidayLady in the DarkLost in the Stars, and One Touch of VenusThese celebrated musicals join other Broadway shows of Weill's at EAMC, such as Street Scene and Johnny Johnson.

The complete list of new Weill and Blitzstein works entering the EAMC catalog follows:

New to the EAMC Catalog (Worldwide, excluding Europe)


Territories Expanded (Worldwide)


Threepenny Opera Adaptations by Marc Blitzstein and Simon Stephens (US, Canada, and British Reversionary Territories)

For assistance with perusal recordings, please write to Ed Harsh at eharsh@kwf.org

To learn more about Kurt Weill and Marc Blitzstein, visit: www.kwf.org.

Kurt Weill
Johnny Johnson (1936)
a play with music in three acts
text (Eng) by Paul Green
for 2 sopranos, tenor, 4 baritones and actors
Reed 1(cl, Ebcl, bcl).Reed 2(cl, bcl, asax, bsax)-2tpt.tbn-timp.perc-Hammond org(pno)-gtr(banjo)-2vn.vc
65'

Knickerbocker Holiday (1938)
a musical comedy in two acts after Washington Irving's
A History of New York by Diedrich Knickerbocker
book and lyrics by Maxwell Anderson
S, T, 5Bar, B
ensemble and actors
fl(pic).Reed 1(ob, cl, asax).Reed 2(cl, bcl, asax).Reed 3(cl, tsax, bsax)-2tpt.2tbn-timp-perc-org.pno.gtr-str
70'

Lady in the Dark (1940)
a musical play in two acts 
music and lyrics by Kurt Weill and Ira Gershwin
book by Moss Hart
S, Mz, 3Bar
ensemble and actors
fl(pic).Reed 1(cl, asax).Reed 2(cl, bcl, asax, bsax).Reed 3(cl, tsax, ob)-3tpt.tbn-timp-perc-Hammond org.pno-str(without violas)
65'

Lost in the Stars (1949)
a musical tragedy in two acts after Alan Paton's novel Cry, the Beloved Country
book and lyrics by Maxwell Anderson
Mz, T, Bar, boy soprano, singer-dancer
ensemble and actors
Reed 1(cl, asax, fl).Reed 2(cl, tsax, ob, eh).Reed 3(cl, bcl, asax)-tpt-timp-perc-pno(acc).hp-2va.2vc.db
60'

One Touch of Venus (1943)
a musical comedy in two acts
book by S.J. Perelman and Ogden Nash after F. Anstey's The Tinted Venus
lyrics by Ogden Nash
4Mz, 2T, Bar
ensemble and actors
Reed 1(cl, asax).Reed 2(cl, bcl, asax).Reed 3(cl, tsax, fl, pic).Reed 4(cl, asax, tsax, fl, pic)-3tpt.tbn-timp-perc-pno-str
65'

Street Scene (1946)
an American opera in two acts
book (Eng) by Elmer Rice; lyrics (Eng) by Langston Hughes and Elmer Rice
based on the play "Street Scene" by Elmer Rice
6S, A, 4Mz, 4T, 3Bar, B-Bar, B, boy soprano, speakers, dancers and orchestra
1(pic).1.2.bcl(cl).1-2.2.2.0-timp.perc-hp.pno(cel)-str
full evening 

The Threepenny Opera (English adaptation, 1954)
a play with music
by Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill in collaboration with Elisabeth Hauptmann, after John Gay's The Beggar's Opera
English adaptation by Marc Blitzstein
S, 2Mz, C, T, 3Bar
ensemble and actors
Reed 1(cl, asax).Reed 2(cl, tsax)-2tpt.tbn.bjo(gtr, Hawaiian gtr) -timp-perc-pno(harm,celesta)
55'

Marc Blitzstein
The Cradle Will Rock (1937)
a play in music
libretto (Eng) by Marc Blitzstein
for 5 mezzo-sopranos, alto, tenor, 5 baritones, 2 bass-baritones, 3 basses, male octet and chorus
1(pic).0.2(1.bcl).0.asax(cl).tsax(cl)-0.2.1(tenor-bass).0-timp.perc-pno.acc-gtr(banjo, Hawaiian gtr or pedal steel gtr)-str
[optional: bugles (trumpets or flugelhorns), fifes (piccolos), side drums]
120’ 

Other Versions Available:
Reduced orchestra of 14 players, (2013, arr. Josh Clayton): Reed 1(fl, pic, cl, asax).Reed 2(cl, ssax, asax, tsax). Reed (cl, bcl, tsax, bsax)-0.1.1.0-perc-pno.acc.gtr-str(1.1.1.1.1) 

Version for Voices and Piano only


Regina (1946-1948)
an opera in three acts
libretto (Eng) by the composer from Lillian Hellman’s play “The Little Foxes”
for 3 sopranos, contralto, 2 tenors, 4 baritones, bass, actors and SATB chorus
instrumentation (Original): 1(pic, cl).1(ca, cl).1(fl, Ebcl).1(cl, bcl)-2.1.1.0-timp.perc-hp.pno-str; [Angel Band (on stage): tpt,cl.banjo(gtr),tbn,washboard(drums)] - [Chamber Trio (on stage): pno, vn, vc]
instrumentation (Scottish Opera version): 1.pic.1.3.1-2.1.1.0-timp.perc-hp.pno-str; [Angel Band (on stage): tpt,cl.banjo(gtr),tbn,washboard(drums)] - [Chamber Trio (on stage): pno, vn, vc]
130’

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