scores are no longer in print, and the most significant publishers
UME are frustratingly disorganised under their Anglo-American ownership.
Even where vocal scores appear in the current UME catalogue, distribution and
availability are uncertain. The same applies to their patchwork reissue of
sheetmusic. The situation is healthier for
full scores, with the ICCMU range
proving an invaluable (and reliably obtainable) source of materials. The
following links to websites, email and offline addresses should help
track material down.
button indicates the most likely sources ]
Classical Vocal Reprints in New York reliably stocks the 4 Zarzuela!
songbooks. These have 12 classic romanzas per volume - one each
devoted to soprano, mezzo-soprano, tenor and
baritone - together with full texts, English notes and
[ Telephone/fax details here
About sixty full and vocal scores are currently available, or in
preparation, in ICCMU's Musica Hispaña series, including major
works by Barbieri, Chapí, Serrano, Rodrigo, Arrieta, Bretón,
Chueca and many other composers. All these are published with high quality
editorial apparatus and introductions (Spanish and English) together with full
libretti, in durable softback editions, and may be ordered through booksellers
in the normal way. Their site is a useful guide, but you still can't order from
them directly online
Libreria La Avispa
This famous Madrid
bookshop stocks a range of ICCMU scores, together with a wealth of
libretti, Teatro de la Zarzuela Programme Books - which contain
complete texts - and guides to individual works. Also some
second-hand rarities. Enquiries and orders by telephone, fax and e-mail
only at present, but credit cards are accepted
Sell some zarzuela
Española de Ediciones Musicales, S.A.
Sell in-print vocal
scores and songbooks. They can be emailed at
Sociedad General de
Autores de España
If you're prepared to pay direct
debit bank transfer charges, then the SGAE in Madrid - the national
musical and literary archive - will photocopy out of print libretti and
scores in the UME series for a very reasonable amount.
There is also
a New York branch. The address
Delgado de la Sociedad General de Autores Espanoles, , 30 Cooper
Square, 4th Floor, New York, NY 0003, USA
UME - Music Sales
UME (Union Musical Ediciones S.L.)
theoretically publish many of the major zarzuela works and composers, under
Anglo-American owners and distributors Music Sales Ltd.
have a site for online music sales, musicroom.com, which is not comprehensive as far as their
zarzuela publications are concerned, and the UME Spanish Music Catalogue
is unfortunately not available online. A better option may be to
mail the company direct for score
availability, including the new Zarzuela!