Music Hire Library

The D’Oyly Carte Music Hire Library is now administered by Scottish Opera in Glasgow.  The Music Hire Librarian is Gordon Grant and his email is

Orchestral Parts are available for hire to amateur societies and organisations at the following rates

Orchestral Sets

Cox and Box, Trial by Jury
Performed individually £160
2 performed together £250
Extra parts £15 each

All other Gilbert and Sullivan operas

Performed individually £185
Extra parts £15 each

Die Fledermaus and La Vie Parisienne

Performed individually £185 each
Extra parts £15 each

Two-Piano sets

Some Gilbert and Sullivan operas available in two-piano versions, but not all. £120

Conditions of Hire

All prices are for one month’s hire. Please note that longer periods are negotiable.

Prices for excepts and extra numbers from certain operas as well as the full Music Library Hire Catalogue are available on request. A deposit to the value of the first month’s hire is also payable.

Charges shown above are minimum charges and include one month’s rehearsal. Prices do not include postage and packaging.

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