Autograph musical manuscript from the composer's opera bouffe La femme à barbe
2 pp. Folio (ca. 348 x 268 mm.). 56 measures scored for both spoken and sung voices, including sections for chorus with instrumental accompaniment.
Apparently complete. Marked "Scène IX les mêmes: puis les trois emissaires du Sultan - puis Croquendot ..." Notated in black and red ink with some markings in blue crayon. Unsigned.
Slightly worn; creased at central fold.
La femme à barbe, in two acts to a libretto by A. de la Tourrasse, was first performed at Versailles on 2 June 1938.
Delvincourt, a French composer, was appointed director of the Versailles Conservatory in 1931 and of the Paris Conservatoire in 1941, a position he held until his death in 1954; he received the Prix de Rome in 1913 for his cantata Faust et Helene. "His most important decisions were the founding of the Orchestre des Cadets and a chorus (so avoiding the evacuation of his pupils to Germany), and his invitation to Messiaen, despite much comment, to teach the philosophy of music ... After Debussy and Ravel, he was one of the most ardent of French composers in trying to recapture the spirit of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, as in the Danceries ..." Alain Louvier in Grove Music Online.
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