Paris: Au Ménestrel, Heugel et Fils [PN H. 5065], .
Large octavo. Original publisher's red cloth-backed dark ivory wrappers illustrated by Barbizet. 1f. (decorative half-title), 1f. (decorative title printed in light purple and gold), 1f. (notes on first performance, named cast list, and contents), 353, [i] (blank) pp. Some leaves unopened.
Named cast includes Talazac, Taskin, Bibaut-Vauchelet, Engally, Mirane, Dalbret, A. Maris, Grivot, E. Gourdon, and Troy.
Wrappers slightly worn; several small chips to margins. Remnants of small label to upper margin of half-title; small publisher's rectangular handstamp to title; first two signatures mostly detached; minor damage and small labels to lower outer margin of last five leaves.
First Edition, second issue.
Jean de Nivelle, an immediate success in 1880, "combines a weightier tone after the manner of Meyerbeer and Lalo with a disconcertingly light style in such pieces as ‘Moi! j’aime le bruit de bataille’. The chorus ‘Nous sommes les reines d’un jour’ is set to shifting time signatures and a modal melody of striking originality." Hugh Macdonald in Grove Music Online.
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