The Yeomen of the Guard
Sir Henry Lytton as Jack Point

Gilbert and Sullivan Archive


Score Sources

You can purchase copies of Yeomen scores from the following locations. They offer online, or at least e-mail, ordering, and shipment to anywhere in the world.

  • Chappells of Bond Street, now at 152-160 Wardour Street, carry the scores for all 13 G&S operas and are willing to ship them anywhere in the world. Their telephone number is +44(0) 20 7432 4400.
  • IMSLP — Band parts may be downloaded as PDF files.
  • Note8 Music Typesetting and Publishing — specializing in Gilbert and Sullivan orchestra materials. Typeset conductor's scores and orchestra parts for Sorcerer, Princess Ida, and Cox and Box. Rental of manuscript orchestra parts for Pinafore, Patience, Iolanthe, Mikado, and Yeomen.
  • Opus 1 Music — Exclusive North American agents for rental of "The Newby Scores" of the 13 G&S operas. The arrangements are scored for as few as 12 or 13 instrumentalists (or as many as the music director cares to include) and still maintain a balanced, artistic accompaniment. The "Newby Scores" have been used all over the English-speaking world.
OUP Score

A critical performing edition, edited by Colin Jagger, Director of Music, University of Portsmouth, has been published by Oxford University Press. The edition presents the opera as it was originally conceived, correcting errors found in older editions and includes unpublished songs, alternative endings and the complete libretto. Both the vocal score and the full score are available on sale. Full scores and clearly printed orchestral parts are available on hire/rental, and are consistent with the vocal score.

Copies may be purchased from a variety of sources including Blackwells, or

  • PJ Music Works has produced a reduced orchestration used by The Abbots Langley Gilbert and Sullivan Society (England), regular performers at the Buxton International Festival, in February 2005. This new version reduces the wind and brass from 14 (2122,223 +percussion and strings)  to 8 (1111,211 + percussion and strings)  and thus can be performed effectively with 15 instrumentalists whilst providing colour and balance as close to the original as possible.

  • SheetMusicPlus Sheet Music Plus — The ultimate online sheet music source. They have over 336,000 titles to choose from, and you can order online. Flat rate shipping of $2.99 to any US address. Click on the following links to go directly to their Yeomen score sales pages:
    Schirmer Vocal Score   Size 7.5x11 inches. 242 pages. Published by G. Schirmer, Inc.
    Warner Brothers Vocal Score  Edited by Carolcuellar / Richard Martin. Published by Warner Brothers.
    Yeomen Of The Guard Overture   Published by Schott - Eulenberg Miniature Scores.
  • Tams-Witmark Music Library, Inc. - The Tams-Whitmark Music Library, which is located in New York City, has available the original D'Oyly Carte Orchestration for Yeomen.
  • WVD Press publishes a new edition of the conductor's score and orchestral parts of The Yeomen of the Guard.

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