Sondheim on Sondheim

Sondheim on Sondheim
An intimate look at the Father of the Modern Musical, featuring new arrangements of his most beloved work.

Hailed as a "revelatory revue full of wonderful moments" and a "funny, affectionate and revealing tribute to musical theater's greatest living composer and lyricist," Sondheim on Sondheim is an intimate portrait of the famed songwriter in his own words... and music. Through the use of exclusive interview footage, audiences get an inside look at the personal life and artistic process of famed composer, Stephen Sondheim.

His story. His inspiration. His genius. The tapestry of creativity that characterizes Stephen Sondheim remained largely undiscussed, especially by the man himself, until the creation of Sondheim on Sondheim. Ranging from the beloved to the obscure, the carefully selected two-dozen songs hang from a framework of in-depth video interviews, delving into Sondheim's personal life and artistic process.

Far from the typical song cycle, Sondheim on Sondheim has massive theatrical potency, as well as inarguable staying power. The incomparable James Lapine brilliantly curated a collection of songs that have been masterfully arranged by David Loud. In addition, Sondheim on Sondheim's multimedia facets make it equally at home on a Broadway-sized stage as it would be in a black box space.

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Concert Selections for Sondheim on Sondheim

MTI is pleased to provide the pre-approved rental materials of select songs for your symphonic concert performance. Please note, MTI is unable to grant the necessary Performance Rights with this material rental. The Performance Rights needed must be obtained separately through the individual song’s respective small rights agency such as ASCAP, BMI, or SESAC. Please email with any questions.

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    Music by
    Stephen Sondheim
    Lyrics by
    Stephen Sondheim
    Orchestrated by
    Michael Starobin
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    Arrangement Details
    Song Type: Show Extraction
    Starting Key
    Estimated duration
    4 min 49 sec
    (1x) FULL SCORE, (3x) PIANO/VOCAL SCORE, (1x) FLUTE 1, (2x) FLUTE 2 (+Piccolo), (1x) FLUTE 3, (1x) OBOE 1, (2x) OBOE 2 (+English Horn), (1x) CLARINET 1, (1x) CLARINET 2 (+Bass Clarinet) (Bass Clarinet ONLY), (1x) CLARINET 3, (1x) BASSOON, (1x) HORN 1, (1x) HORN 2, (1x) HORN 3, (1x) HORN 4, (1x) TRUMPET 1, (1x) TRUMPET 2, (1x) TRUMPET 3, (1x) TROMBONE 1, (1x) TROMBONE 2, (1x) TROMBONE 3 (+Bass Trombone) (Bass Trombone ONLY), (2x) PIANO (+Celesta), (1x) HARP, (1x) GUITAR (Tacet), (1x) RHYTHM BASS (Acoustic), (3x) PERCUSSION (Vibraphone, Glockenspiel, Timpani, Piatti), (1x) DRUMS, (9x) VIOLIN 1, (8x) VIOLIN 2, (7x) VIOLA, (6x) CELLO, (5x) CONTRABASS


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October 20, 2020
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I am wondering if we could obtain streaming rights for SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM?  We are looking at the possibility of a February 2021 production if possible.  


Joe Domencic

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May 16, 2018
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What is the aspect ratio and resolution of the included video content for this production?

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