Recuil d'ariettes choisies. Late 18th century manuscript collection. François-André Danican PHILIDOR.
Recuil d'ariettes choisies. Late 18th century manuscript collection
Recuil d'ariettes choisies. Late 18th century manuscript collection
Recuil d'ariettes choisies. Late 18th century manuscript collection
Recuil d'ariettes choisies. Late 18th century manuscript collection
Recuil d'ariettes choisies. Late 18th century manuscript collection

Recuil d'ariettes choisies. Late 18th century manuscript collection

Oblong quarto (ca. 200 x 270 mm.) Green vellum boards, marbled endpapers. [i] (title, with decorative lettering and border in four colors), [ii] (blank), 96, [6] (index) pp. On laid paper, with watermark incorporating a fleur-de-lis within a crown and shield.

Contains 95 French arias and 16 duets (vocal parts only). Notated in a fine calligraphic hand in brown ink on 10 hand-ruled staves per page. Signed on the last leaf by the copyist: "Capelle, maitre de musique, ruë de la Vieille monnoy Pres celle des Lombards, maison de mr. guy Md. de Joye."

Named composers include [Antoine] Albanese (1729-1800), [Claude] Balbastre (1727-1799), [Christoph Willibald] Gluck (1714-1787), [?Jean-Baptiste-Louis] Gresset (1709-1777), [Francois-Andre Danican-] Philidor (1726-1795), [? Louis] Piffet (1734-1779), and Sarrasin.

Named works include Tom Jones, Le Deserteur, La Fee Orgele, Le Devin du Village, Le Roi et le Fermier, Les Moissonneurs, Rose et Colas, Isabelle et Gertrude, Zemire et Azor, La Servante Maitresse, Le Sorcier, Lucille, and On ne s'avise jamais de tout.

The 6-page index notes a source for each piece, either by composer, work, or genre (romance, tableau parlant, air de basse, etc.).

Binding slightly worn, rubbed, bumped, and warped; hinges and joints tender; very slightly shaken. Minor foxing and offsetting throughout.

An attractive collection, in all probability compiled for private use.

Item #2925

Price: $750.00  other currencies