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Oliver!

Oliver! is an English musical, with music and lyrics by Lionel Bart. The musical is based upon the novel Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens.

It premiered in the West End in 1960, enjoying a long run, and successful long runs on Broadway, tours and revivals, after being brought to the US by producer David Merrick in 1963. It was made into a musical film in 1968. Major London revivals played from 197780, 199498, 200811 and on tour in the UK from 2011-13.

Oliver! was the first musical adaptation of a famous Charles Dickens work to become a stage hit. There had been two previous Dickens musicals in the 1950s, both of them television adaptations of A Christmas Carol. The plot of Dickens' original novel is considerably simplified for the purposes of the musical, with Fagin being represented more as a comic character than as a villain, and large portions of the latter part of the story being completely left out. (It may well be that Bart based his musical on David Lean's film, rather than Dickens' book.) Although Dickens' novel has been called antisemitic in its portrayal of the Jew Fagin as evil, the production by Bart (himself a Jew) was more sympathetic and featured many Jewish actors in leading roles: Ron Moody (Ronald Moodnik), Georgia Brown (Lilian Klot), and Martin Horsey

Oliver! premiered in the West End at the New Theatre (now the Nol Coward Theatre) on 30 June 1960 and ran for 2,618 performances. Directed by Peter Coe, the choreographer was Malcolm Clare and costumes and scenery were by Sean Kenny. The original cast featured Ron Moody as Fagin, Georgia Brown as Nancy, Davy Jones as the Artful Dodger and Barry Humphries in the supporting comic role as Mr. Sowerberry, the undertaker.

Music By - Lionel Bart | Lyrics By - Lionel Bart | Stage Date - 1960 | Film Date - 1968


Songbooks and Collections

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John Leavitt : Consider Yourself) : Showtrax CD : 073999782066 : 08551603

John Leavitt : Consider Yourself)

From Oliver, the ever-popular Broadway musical by Lionel Bart comes this rollicking production number! John Leavitt's sparkling arrangement for younger choirs will make your audience feel right at home and get your concert off to a great start!Available separately: 2-Part, 3-Part and ShowTrax CD. Approx. Performance Time: 2:30.

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2595p | Showtrax CD | $26.95 | With Piano


Mac Huff : I'd Do Anything : Showtrax CD : 073999750423 : 08551719

Mac Huff : I'd Do Anything

Lionel Bart's wonderful adaptation of the Charles Dickens novel is classic Broadway at its best! This setting in the Discovery series is a natural for young performers.Available separately: 3-Part Mixed, 2-Part and ShowTrax CD. Performance time: Approx. 2:30.

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2597p | Showtrax CD | $22.95 | With Piano


Roger Emerson : Oliver Choral Highlights : Showtrax CD : 073999213478 : 08621347

Roger Emerson : Oliver Choral Highlights

A perfect way to introduce the music from one of Broadway's classic musicals. Originally staged in 1960, Lionel Bart's musical tale of Dickens' Oliver Twist still charms today's audiences. Includes: Consider Yourself, Food, Glorious Food, I'd Do Anything, and Where is Love?Available separately: SATB, SAB, 2-Part and ShowTrax CD. Performance Time: Approx. 8:00.

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2637p | Showtrax CD | $49.95 | With Piano


Paris Rutherford : Stolen Moments : Showtrax CD : 884088128814 : 08745875

Paris Rutherford : Stolen Moments

This standard by jazz saxophonist Oliver Nelson with the famous Mark Murphy vocalese lyrics will be a hit with both vocal jazz groups and audiences in this swinging chart.

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4192p | Showtrax CD | $22.95


Mac Huff : I Heard the Bells On Christmas Day : Choirtrax CD : 884088629946 : 08754175

Mac Huff : I Heard the Bells On Christmas Day

From their 2011 album Peace on Earth, this song by Casting Crowns offers a fresh perspective on a familiar lyric, with a fusion of contemporary and classical sounds that will provide a joyful and inspirational moment in your concert. Available separately: SATB, SAB, SSA, 2-Part, ChoirTrax CD. Rhythm parts (syn, gtr, b, dm) available as a digital download. Duration: ca. 4:15.

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5152p | Choirtrax CD | $26.95


Close Harmony For Men : Consider Yourself : TTBB : Sheet Music : 812817020344 : 00137947

Close Harmony For Men : Consider Yourself

Tom Gentry, one of the foremost barbershop arrangers, has given us this playful, welcoming creation. It captures the spirit and character of the song. Note that the downbeat of measures 48 has a short note to emphasize "Don't Grouse". The soaring harmonies and special treatments for individual parts are a delight to the ear. Sing it with joyous mirth!

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Voicing: TTBB | 8324b | Sheet Music | $3.20 | A Cappella
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Individual Folios

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Consider Yourself : TTBB : Tom Gentry : Lionel Bart : Oliver! : Sheet Music : 00137947 : 812817020344

Tom Gentry : Consider Yourself

Lionel Bart was a writer of English pop music and musicals and is best known for creating the book, lyrics and music for the 1960 hit musical, and later film, Oliver! Tome Gentry, one of the foremost barbershop arrangers, has given us this playful, welcoming creation which captures the spirit and character of the song. The soaring harmonies and special treatment individual parts are a delight to the ear.

Arranger: Tom Gentry | Composer: Lionel Bart | Lyricist: Lionel Bart | Musical: Oliver!

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Voicing: TTBB | Sheet Music | $3.20 | A Cappella |
00137947


Consider Yourself : SATB : Norman Leyden : Lionel Bart : Oliver! : Sheet Music : 00378865 : 073999788655 : 0634024507

Norman Leyden : Consider Yourself

Available: SATB, SAB, SSA, SA.

Arranger: Norman Leyden | Composer: Lionel Bart | Lyricist: Lionel Bart | Musical: Oliver!

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.25 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00378865


Consider Yourself : SA : Norman Leyden : Lionel Bart : Oliver! : Sheet Music : 00378868 : 073999788686 : 0634024531

Norman Leyden : Consider Yourself

Available: SATB, SAB, SSA, SA.

Arranger: Norman Leyden | Composer: Lionel Bart | Lyricist: Lionel Bart | Musical: Oliver!

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Voicing: SA | Sheet Music | $2.25 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00378868


Consider Yourself : 3-Part Mixed : John Leavitt : Lionel Bart : Oliver! : Sheet Music : 08551601 : 073999876161

John Leavitt : Consider Yourself

From Oliver, the ever-popular Broadway musical by Lionel Bart comes this rollicking production number! John Leavitt's sparkling arrangement for younger choirs will make your audience feel right at home and get your concert off to a great start!Available separately: 2-Part, 3-Part and ShowTrax CD. Approx. Performance Time: 2:30.

Arranger: John Leavitt | Composer: Lionel Bart | Lyricist: Lionel Bart | Musical: Oliver!

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Voicing: 3-Part Mixed | Sheet Music | $2.25 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08551601 | Showtrax CD Available


Consider Yourself : 2-Part : John Leavitt : Lionel Bart : Oliver! : Sheet Music : 08551602 : 073999749021

John Leavitt : Consider Yourself

From Oliver, the ever-popular Broadway musical by Lionel Bart comes this rollicking production number! John Leavitt's sparkling arrangement for younger choirs will make your audience feel right at home and get your concert off to a great start!Available separately: 2-Part, 3-Part and ShowTrax CD. Approx. Performance Time: 2:30.

Arranger: John Leavitt | Composer: Lionel Bart | Lyricist: Lionel Bart | Musical: Oliver!

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $1.95 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08551602 | Showtrax CD Available


Where Is Love? : SATBB : Pais Rutherford : Lionel Bart : Oliver! : Sheet Music : 00103820 : 884088694135

Pais Rutherford : Where Is Love?

From the Broadway musical Oliver, the purity of a cappella voices showcase the emotion and longing of this beautiful song. From the simple opening, the setting gradually builds in harmonic and lyric richness and into a full climax before retreating to a gentle conclusion. For advanced jazz and concert choirs.

Arranger: Pais Rutherford | Composer: Lionel Bart | Lyricist: Lionel Bart | Musical: Oliver!

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Voicing: SATBB | Sheet Music | $1.95 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00103820


Where Is Love? : SSA : Norman Leyden : Lionel Bart : Oliver! : Sheet Music : 00378910 : 073999943689 : 0634024884

Norman Leyden : Where Is Love?

Available: SATB, SSA.

Arranger: Norman Leyden | Composer: Lionel Bart | Lyricist: Lionel Bart | Musical: Oliver!

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $1.50 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00378910


Where Is Love? : SATB : Mac Huff : Lionel Bart : Oliver! : Sheet Music : 08621195 : 073999524581

Mac Huff : Where Is Love?

From the Broadway musical Oliver, this contemporary setting offers lush vocal textures over a gentle and flowing piano accompaniment. From the warm opening, this treasured melody transitions into a quiet middle section and builds to a passionate climax.Available separately: SATB and SSA. Performance Time: Approx. 3:30.

Arranger: Mac Huff | Composer: Lionel Bart | Lyricist: Lionel Bart | Musical: Oliver!

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.95 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08621195


Where Is Love? : SSA : Mac Huff : Lionel Bart : Oliver! : Sheet Music : 08621196 : 073999211962

Mac Huff : Where Is Love?

From the Broadway musical Oliver, this contemporary setting offers lush vocal textures over a gentle and flowing piano accompaniment. From the warm opening, this treasured melody transitions into a quiet middle section and builds to a passionate climax.Available separately: SATB and SSA. Performance Time: Approx. 3:30.

Arranger: Mac Huff | Composer: Lionel Bart | Lyricist: Lionel Bart | Musical: Oliver!

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $1.70 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08621196


Where Is Love? : SSAA : Kirby Shaw : Lionel Bart : Oliver! : Sheet Music : 08621681 : 884088362836

Kirby Shaw : Where Is Love?

Here is the tender love ballad from Oliver in a shimmering a cappella setting for women's voices. A gem!

Arranger: Kirby Shaw | Composer: Lionel Bart | Lyricist: Lionel Bart | Musical: Oliver!

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Voicing: SSAA | Sheet Music | $1.80 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08621681


Where Is Love? : SATB : Joshua Shank : Lionel Bart : Oliver! : Sheet Music : 08745689 : 884088106539

Joshua Shank : Where Is Love?

From the Broadway musical Oliver, this contemporary setting offers lush vocal textures over a gentle and flowing piano accompaniment. Duration: Approx. 4:40.

Arranger: Joshua Shank | Composer: Lionel Bart | Lyricist: Lionel Bart | Musical: Oliver!

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.25 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08745689


Who Will Buy? : SATB : Norman Leyden : Lionel Bart : Oliver! : Sheet Music : 00378911 : 073999789119 : 0634024892

Norman Leyden : Who Will Buy?

Available: SATB, SSA.

Arranger: Norman Leyden | Composer: Lionel Bart | Lyricist: Lionel Bart | Musical: Oliver!

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.50 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00378911


Who Will Buy? : SSA : Norman Leyden : Lionel Bart : Oliver! : Sheet Music : 00378912 : 073999159325 : 0634024906

Norman Leyden : Who Will Buy?

Available: SATB, SSA.

Arranger: Norman Leyden | Composer: Lionel Bart | Lyricist: Lionel Bart | Musical: Oliver!

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $1.80 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00378912


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