Gypsy... Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim Book by Arthur Laurents Suggested by the Memoirs of Gypsy Rose Lee... Piano reduction by Robert Noeltner. [Piano-vocal score]
by STYNE, Jule 1905-1994
New York: Williamson Music [PN 5295-188], 1960. A re-issue of the first edition. [Gypsy is Styne's] finest stage score... [In] his most ambitious efforts, such as Gypsy, Styne was musically inventive and unique. His throbbing rhythms, unrelenting harmonies and insistent musical lines in that score all combine to push musical comedy into an almost psychotic revelation about show business and its sometimes self-destructive drive. Spurred on by Sondheim's lyrics and Arthur Laurents's gritty libretto, Gypsy is a case of a master craftsman of a composer moving into areas of startling music drama." Thomas S. Hischak in Grove Music Online.Jerome Robbins directed and choreographed the production at the Broadway Theatre in New York on May 21, 1959. The set designs and light were by Jo Meilziner.. Folio. Flexible black plastic boards with with label to upper: "Conductors Score of Gypsy Property of Tams-Witmark Music Library...," original publisher's dark ivory wrappers printed in red bound in.  (title),  (named cast),  (scenes),  (musical numbers), 5-192 pp.Boards worn; spine and joints reinforced with silver tape, just touching several letters of titling to upper wrapper. (Inventory #: 27377)
Musical Autographs and Manuscripts; Rare Books on Music and Dance; First and Early Editions of Printed Music; Prints, Drawings and Ephemera relating to Music and Dance including Opera and Ballet.
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