Draft of The Cyrano Songbook for the musical, Cyrano

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 3104 AB/ARCH/A/CYR/10
  • Former Reference
      GB 3104 AB Typescript, 46
  • Dates of Creation
      1972-1973
  • Language of Material
      English
  • Physical Description

Scope and Content

The songbook contains lyrics to eighteen songs, with Burgess's handwritten corrections and amendments. Page 19 of the Songbook contains a manuscript music score (in Burgess's hand).

The title-page of the songbook also includes the following information: The Cyrano Songbook. Words by Anthony Burgess. Music by Michael Lewis. Property of Mediarts Music, Inc., 9229 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90069.

The text of AB/ARCH/A/CYR/11 is identical to this songbook, but there are slight differences in Burgess's corrections to the two drafts.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Some staining to the front and back cover of the Songbook.