Folio, 348 x 270 mm. Unbound.  (title), - (autograph music),  (blank) pp. 37 measures in total. Notated on 2 leaves of a bifolium in black ink on 24-stave music paper issued by Lard-Esnault, Paris. With title and date to head of first page of music. In D major, 2/4 time, marked "Modéré" at head. With occasional markings and corrections in blue pencil.
Slightly worn; minor fraying to lower edge with very minor paper loss.
Toff: The Flute Book, p. 376.
Unrecorded in Grove Music Online list of Massenet's works.
"Massenet's place in the history of French music is secure, for although he is not to be bracketed with Berlioz or Debussy or even Bizet, he generously satisfied the tastes of the belle époque and retained his standing as a master of the lyric stage for well over a generation. His pupils all revealed their debt to Massenet in their works, especially Charpentier, Bruneau and Hahn. For all his scorn of Massenet, Debussy was unmistakably susceptible to the style in his early works." Hugh Macdonald in Grove Music Online.
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