The Selfish Giant orchestration contains an 11″ x 14″ conductor’s score, full set of parts and a Narrator edition. The Professional edition is designed for performances by orchestras with paid personnel and who charge admission to their audience members. This edition contains a larger string count but no supplemental parts for alternate instruments (that may be present in volunteer orchestras).  Click on the thumb-nail image to view the instrumentation.  A Non-Professional Edition is also available.

The first performance is $600.00 and each additional performance is $150.00.

A rental agreement must be signed by an authorized representative of your organization before your score and parts will be shipped. CLICK HERE to view and print a PDF copy of the rental agreement.


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The Selfish Giant is an imaginative musical adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s classic fairy tale for symphony orchestra and narrator. Complimented by enchanting artwork, this story will inspire children of all ages for generations to come.

This piece is the perfect programming choice for an educational, community outreach or family matinee concert. The colorful orchestral score can be utilized to educate audiences about a variety of musical concepts including: the instruments of the orchestra, melodic development, harmony, rhythm and many more. The themes of sharing and redemption are powerfully communicated in Wilde’s timeless story.

The Selfish Giant was first published in 1888 in a collection of fairy tales titled The Happy Prince and Other Tales. Wilde believed it was “the duty of every father to write fairy tales for his children.”

Every afternoon, the children played in the Giant’s garden. It was a large, lovely garden with soft green grass and beautiful flowers. After many years of being away, the Giant returned home and found the children playing in his garden. “What are you doing here?” he cried in a very gruff voice.

Now, the Giant must decide: Will he share the garden or keep its beauty for himself?

Story by:
Oscar Wilde

Musical Score by
Dan Goeller

Additional information

Number of Performances

One performance, Two performances, Three performances, Four performances, Five performances, Six performances

Companion Products

“The Selfish Giant” PICTURE BOOK & CD


Preview Pack

Orchestration Rental for Non-Professional Orchestras

Bulk Listening CDs

Bulk Picture Books/CDs


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