Paris: S. Richault [PN 380 R], [ca. 1860].
Folio. Green leather-backed marbled boards, titling and decorative devices gilt to spine. 1f. (title), 215,  (blank) pp. Engraved.
With an autograph inscription to fellow-composer Francesco Maria Albini (1829-1917) signed "T Mabellini" in ink to upper margin of title, with Albini's signature and "1032" to lower margin of title.
First Edition. Rare. Worldcat records copies at the Bibliothèque Nationale and University of California, Berkeley only.
MABELLINI. [Requiem]. Libera me Domine pour quatrevoix avec chœur et Accompagnem.t d'Orchestra (ou Orgue par Leprévost) ... [Full score]. Paris: Richault [PN 12675 R], . 1f. (title),  (blank), 210-252 pp. Engraved. First Edition, later issue. Scarce.
From the collection of Italian conductor, vocal coach, and close associate of Puccini and Mascagni, Luigi Ricci (1893-1981).
Handstamp of Richault to foot of both titles.
Binding slightly worn and bumped; boards detached. Light scattered foxing.
Italian composer Teodulo Mabellini studied with Servio Mercadante and spent most of his career in Florence as director of the Società Filarmonica as well as maestro di cappella at the ducal court.
"As a composer Mabellini had many strong qualities, notably an ability to work successfully in different genres, a mastery of counterpoint and orchestration, a solid musical grounding, a sure technique and a conscious adherence to the great Classical tradition. But none of these could redeem his numerous works (not even [his opera] Rolla and the Requiem, the most famous of them) from the fundamental lack of an individual, original and genuinely creative musical personality, and they are now completely forgotten. His fame today rests on his promotion of Italian musical culture." Francesco Bussi in Grove Music Online.
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