Napoli: Stabilimento Musicale Partenopeo di Teodoro Cottrau [PNs 12669/759], .
Oblong folio. Original publisher's dark yellow printed wrappers with titling in decorative letters. 9 movements, each paginated separately.  pp. in total. Engraved.
Composer's autograph inscription in ink to title signed ("L'Autore") to fellow-composer Saverio Mercadante.
Wrappers slightly worn and soiled; small edges tears and holes; detached. Occasional minor foxing; signatures loose. A very good, clean copy overall, with strong impression.
First Edition. Rare (no copies located outside Italy).
There is little mention of composer Filippo Parisi, even in Italian sources, and it is possible that he died at a young age. His father, Gennaro, was also a composer, and both were active at the Naples Conservatory. They were colleagues of Mercadante and several of their surviving compositions bear dedications to him.
Filippo's compositions are nearly all sacred vocal works; his manuscripts are held at the Conservatory and seminary in Naples (Biblioteca del Seminario arcivescovile).
La carità (1856) is his only published work. It sets a poem by author and priest Giuseppe Borghi (1790-1847) from his collection Inni (1831), consisting of 21 poetic "hymns" inspired by Alessandro Manzoni.
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