Karl Weigl Performing Materials

Performance Licensing
Copyright and Sources
Principal Sources of Performing Materials
Commercial Publishers
Lending Libraries

To find information on performing materials for a specific Weigl work, go to Karl Weigl—Music on the navigation bar and click on By title, By date, or By genre. Within listings on any of these pages, click the Details link for information on where to source performing materials or view manuscript sources; click on the Key to abbreviations link for a complete list of abbreviations and acronyms. For the contact information of publishers of record, distributors, and other sources of Weigl music, see below: principal sources of performing materials, commercial publishers, and lending libraries. See also Archives.

Performance Licensing

Licenses are not needed for performances in private homes, churches, and educational institutions. Professional performances of Karl Weigl’s music are licensed by Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) and should be arranged through that organization. The Karl Weigl Foundation would greatly appreciate information on all performances, so that performance documentation (see Performances) may be kept as up-to-date and comprehensive as possible.

Copyright and Sources

Karl Weigl’s music remains under copyright protection. Materials for performance and study are available from two principal sources: the American Composers Alliance (ACA), and the Fleisher Collection of Orchestral Music. The ACA, a nonprofit auxiliary arm of BMI and publisher of record for most of the songs and chamber music, distributes materials for these works in the form of reprint editions and digitally scanned manuscript copies; copyrights for these works are held by the Karl Weigl Foundation. Full scores and orchestral parts for Weigl’s large works—most of these copyrights are still held by commercial publishers—are available from the Edwin A. Fleisher Collection of Orchestral Music, a public lending library within the Free Library of Philadelphia. The Karl Weigl Foundation also possesses scores and performing materials to many of Weigl’s works and can provide photocopies for study.

Principal Sources of Performing Materials

American Composers Alliance
For information, contact: Gina Genova, info@composers.com

Edwin A. Fleisher Collection of Orchestral Music, Free Library of Philadelphia

For information, contact: Stuart Serio, SerioS@freelibrary.org

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Commercial Publishers

The original contractual publishers of Weigl’s published works are in some cases represented today by a second party; Universal Edition, for example, is represented in Germany by Schott Music, and in the United States by European American Music Corporation.

Boosey & Hawkes, Inc.
For information, contact: usrental@boosey.com

Breitkopf & Härtel
For information, contact: website

European American Music Corporation
For information, contact: info@eamdllc.com

G. Schirmer, Inc.
For information, contact: schirmer@schirmer.com

Schott Music GmbH & Co. KG
For information, contact: info@schott-music.com
See also European American Music Corporation

Theodore Presser Company
For information, contact: permissions@presser.com, promotion@presser.com, or rental@presser.com

Universal Edition AG
For information, contact: office@universaledition.com
See also European American Music Corporation

Lending Libraries

A number of university and municipal libraries in the United States and Europe have substantial collections of published scores and secondary literature relating to Karl Weigl and Vally Weigl. Many of these libraries make their holdings of published scores and performance materials available for loan or copying.

Eastman School of Music, Sibley Music Library
Rochester, New York
http://sibley.lib.rochester.edu/; see also http://www.esm.rochester.edu/sibley
Holdings include: large number of published Karl Weigl scores and recordings, donated by John Weigl and Vally Weigl in 1981

Harvard University, Loeb Music Library
Cambridge, Massachusetts

New York Public Library
New York, New York

University of Indiana, William and Gayle Cook Music Library
Bloomington, Indiana

Yale University, Irving S. Gilmore Music Library
New Haven, Connecticut

Wiener Stadtbücherei (Vienna City Library),
Vienna, Austria

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