Folio. (363 x 278 mm.). 19th century dark red calf-backed marbled boards. 65 pp. Notated in dark brown ink on 28-stave paper with the embossed stamp of the French music and musical instrument merchant Girault Huguet of Poitiers (active ca. 1850-1880) to upper inner margin.
With occasional corrections. Misattributed to Devienne, with "Directeur Symphonie pour DeVienne" in red pencil to a blank preliminary page. The copyist/arranger is unidentified.
Binding somewhat worn and scuffed. Paper slightly browned. In very good condition overall.
Spontini composed the Grand Bacchanale for inclusion in the revival of Salieri’s Les Danaïdes at the Paris Opéra on 22 October 1817.
The work was separately published as a symphony for orchestra by Boieldieu in 1817-18. A manuscript of the Salieri work, as it was presented in the 1817 revival which included this Spontini composition, is held in the Bibliotheque-Musée de l'Opéra.
The present manuscript would appear to be a revised orchestration presumably intended for performance, although there are no performance markings within the score. The hand is accomplished, and is possibly that of the orchestrator. The misattribution is puzzling.
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