Songs For A New World

This contemporary song cycle weaves characters and history together, illuminating the timelessness of self-discovery.

Songs For A New World


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This contemporary song cycle weaves characters and history together, illuminating the timelessness of self-discovery.


This licensed orchestration is based on the 2018 New York City Center Encores! Production.

This show is orchestrated to be player-conducted from the Key 1/PC book which is piano only. This new 2018 orchestration does not contain keyboard programming but the original 1995 does so please check with MTI or check your materials to see which version you are doing and whether or not you will need the programming. The original orchestration is being phased out altogether but some organizations are still producing it by request. Once you have purchased the programming we will not be able to refund your money once a download link is generated.

Depending on which orchestration you are working with, the parts will also look different. The newer version is beautifully typeset while the original version is handwritten and can only best be described as chicken scratch but it is playable. It can be difficult to read in spots and there are lots of things crossed out and circled but this is the original part used in the original production and exactly what is heard on the cast recording. The programming for this book also matches what is heard in the cast recording. There are not alot of individual sounds and patches in the programming but there are over 100 patch changes throughout. These sounds include strings, brass padding, synth pad, electric piano, synth bells, organ, and chorused guitar to name a few.


Music & Lyrics by: Jason Robert Brown


It’s about one moment. It’s about hitting the wall and having to make a choice… or take a stand… or turn around and go back. These are the stories and characters of today, the Songs for a New World. The first musical from Tony Award winner, Jason Robert Brown (Parade, Bridges of Madison County), this moving collection of powerful songs examines life, love and the choices that we make.

Brown transports his audience from the deck of a 1492 Spanish sailing ship to a ledge, 57 stories above Fifth Avenue, to meet a startling array of characters that range from a young man who has determined that basketball is his ticket out of the ghetto to a woman whose dream of marrying rich nabs her the man of her dreams… and a soulless marriage.


MTI Access Code

If you have obtained the performance rights for this show, please enter the Access Code provided to your organization by MTI to automatically verify your license and proceed to payment. If you do not have this Access Code or have not yet obtained the rights, you can still proceed by choosing your programming and filling out the short form below. You will have an opportunity to upload your contract or have us manually verify your license prior to payment. Once that process is complete, you will receive an email with an invoice and link for payment before receiving download instructions for the programming.

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Our keyboard patches require the industry standard MainStage 3® application available only in the Apple App Store. This is only available for Mac computers running MacOS. MainStage® is NOT available for Mac iOS devices such as the iPad. We apologize that our programming is not available for Windows users at this time.

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