2013-2014


Manuscripts

Agamemnon. Opéra des Dames.
A manuscript fair copy of the text an unrecorded work, Agamemnon, opéra des dames, Poëme heroique, don’t les paroles et la musique ont fait l’amusement d’un Particulier Vieux Stil, is believed to have originated in the second half of the eighteenth century and was apparently performed in Paris, “La Feste est au bord de la Seine près des Thuilleries” to mark the end of recent hostilities. The manuscript also contains the text to three cantatas, L’innocence, L’amour vainquer, and Les regrets, originally scored for musette, vielle, flute, and bassoon. 
Acquired through the Lucie King Harris Books for Music Fund and the Andrew B. Hammond Fund
Special Collections, Green Library

 

Facsimile Manuscripts

Schoenberg, Arnold, 1874-1951.
[Survivor from Warsaw] 
A survivor from Warsaw : opus 46 / Arnold Schönberg ; herausgegeben von Therese Muxeneder ; mit einem Geleitwort von Nuria Schoenberg Nono und einer Einführung von Therese Muxeneder.
Laaber : Laaber-Verlag, c2014.(Meisterwerke der Musik im Faksimile ; Bd. 29)
Facsimile of the composer's short score manuscript and sketches (shelfmark: ML30.3C2.S4), preserved in the Library of Congress, Washington.
Acquired through the Susan and Ruth Sharp Book Fund
Music Library Stacks

 

Opera

Ponchielli, Amilcare, 1834-3886.
[Gioconda. Vocal score. French]\
Gioconda : drame lyrique en quatre actes / de Mr. T. Gorris ; traduction rythmique de Paul Solanges ; musique de Amilcare Ponchielli.
Milan : G. Ricordi & C., [1887]
Special Collections, Green Library

Verdi, Giusepe, 1813-190
[Battaglia di Legnano. Se al nuovo dì pugnando. Vocal score]
L'Assedio di Arlem : tragedia lirica in quattro atti. N. 16, Scena ed aria, Se al nuovo dì pugnando / posta in musica dal maestro Giuseppe Verdi
Milano : Giovanni Ricordi, [1849?]
Originally for baritone (Rolando), tenor (Arrigo), and orchestra; accompaniment arranged for piano. "Atto III, scena V." Engraved throughout.
Acquired through the Lucie King Harris Books for Music Fund
Special Collections, Green Library

Verdi, Giusepe, 1813-1901.
[Macbeth. Vocal score. French]
Macbeth : opéra en quatre actes / musique de G. Verdi.
Paris : Choudens Père & Fils, éditeurs, [1885 or 1886]
Note: Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave after William Shakespeare's Macbeth. Publication date based on publisher address of 26 Boulevard des Capucines. Reissue of the edition: Paris : Léon Escudier, [1865?]. Plate number L.E. 2442.
Special Collections, Green Library

Verdi, Giusepe, 1813-1901.
[Masnadieri. Vocal Score]
I masnadieri : opera seria in quattro atti / poesia del Cavaliere A. Maffei ; musica di G. Verdi.
Paris : Léon Escudier, [1854]
Note: Orchestral acc. arr. for piano. Reissued from the plates of the ed.: Paris : Bureau Central de Musique, [1851]. Pl. no. B.C. 1125. Libretto by Andrea Maffei after Friedrich von Schiller's Die Räuber. 
Citation: Hopkinson. A bibliography of the works of Giuseppe Verdi, 47A(n). 
Provenance: Música y instrumentos Pablo Desvernine y Ca., San Rafael núm. 22, Habana (bookseller's label); Magasin de musique Brandus, 103. Rue de Richelieu, 103, au coin du Boul. des Italiens (bookseller's label).
Special Collections, Green Library

Verdi, Giuseppe, 1813-190
[Rigoletto. Vocal score. French]
Rigoletto : opéra en quatre actes / paroles franc?aises de Mr. Ed. Duprez ; musique de G. Verdi.
Paris : L. Escudier, [1859?]
Note: Original Italian libretto by F.M. Piave after V. Hugo's Le roi s'amuse. Orchestral accompaniment arranged for piano. T.p.: p. [1]; "Personnages" and "Catalogue des morceaux": p. [3]. Engraved. First French edition with French text. At head of title: Théâtre Lyrique Imperial. 
Citation: Hopkinson 53 A (s) WGV I 17, pvES 
Special Collections, Green Library

Verdi, Giuseppe, 1813-190
[Rigoletto. Vocal score. French]
Rigoletto : opéra en 4 actes / musique de G. Verdi.Paris : Léon Grus, [1883]
Note: Publication date based on plate number. See Devriès, A. & F. Lesure. Dictionnaire des éditeurs de musique français, v. 2, p. 203. 
Special Collections, Green Library

Verdi, Giuseppe, 1813-190
[Troubadour. Vocal score. German & Italian]
Der Troubadour / Oper in vier Akten nach dem Italienischen des S. Cammarano von Heinrich Proch, k.k. Hoftheater-Kapellmeister ; [Musik von] Josef Verdi.
Mailand : In der k. k. privil. National MusikalienVerlags-Anstalt des Titus Ricordi, [1858]
Note: Lithograph signed by Ratti on title page. Individual sections separately paged. 
Special Collections, Green Library

Weber, Carl Maria von, 1786-1826.
[Freischütz. Vocal score]
Der Freischütz : romantische Oper in 3 Aufzügen / Dichtung von Friedrich Kind ; in Musik gesetzt von Carl Maria von Weber ; Klavier Auszug vom Componisten.
Berlin : Schlesingerschen Buch- u. Musikhandlung, [1821]
Acquired through the Lucie King Harris Books for Music Fund
Special Collections, Green Library

 

Printed Books

Anonymous
[Les nouveaux calotins. Libretto]
Les nouveaux calotins : opera comique : représentés pour la premiere fois, le 19 septembre 1760 & jours suivans.
A Paris : Chez Cuissart ..., 1760.
Note: A parody of Voltaire’s L’Écossaise, ou Le café.
Libretto by Harny De Guerville.
Acquired through the Lucie King Harris Books for Music Fund
Music Library Locked Stacks

Cifolelli, M. (Giovanni), 1735-
[Perrin et Lucette. Libretto]
Perrin et Lucette : comédie en deux actes et en prose, mêlée d'ariettes / par M. Davesne ; la musique par M. Cifolelli ; représentée pour la première fois par les Comédiens italiens ordinaires du roi, le samedi 25 juin 1774.
Paris : Chez la veuve Duchesne ..., 1774.
Acquired through the Lucie King Harris Books for Music Fund
Music Library Locked Stacks

Collection of French Opera and Ballet Libretti.
A collection of 214 libretti of French opera and ballets in first and early editions, from the 17th-19th centuries. The major concentration is in 18th-century material, with significant representation of the works of major composers of the period, Dalayrac, Duni, Grétry, Lully, Monsigny, Philidor, Alexandre Piccinni and Nicolas Piccinni. The inclusion of first and early editions provides the opportunity for comparison of first performances and revivals. 
This collection expands and complements the significant holdings of similar materials already in the Music Library and Department of Special Collections, covering many of the same composers but including different works, or different editions of the same work. In addition, Stanford is the home of the Lully Archive, a repository mostly in microform of first and early editions of the operas and their libretti, and manuscript and prints acquired to supplement the Archive.
Acquired in part through the Lucie King Harris Books for Music Fund, and the Susan and Ruth Sharp Book Fund
Special Collections, Green Library

Debussy, Claude, 1862-1918. 
[Correspondence. Selections]
Lettres de Claude Debussy à son éditeur / Claude Debussy ; Jacques Durand.
Paris : A. Durand et fils, c1927.
Note: No. 115 of 250 copies.
Acquired through the Allen B. Cagle Book Fund
Music Library Locked Stacks

Fenouillot de Falbaire, M. (Charles-Georges), 1727-1800 or 1801.
[Deux Avares. Libretto] 

Les deux avares : comédie en deux actes en prose, mêlée d'ariettes : représentée pour la premiere fois à Fontainebleau, devant Sa Majesté, le samedi 27 octobre 177
 / [les paroles sont de M. Fenouillot de Falbaire ; la musique est de M. Grétri].
[Paris] : De l'imprimerie de Pierre-Robert-Christophe Ballard ..., 1770.
Note:  Signatures: pi?( -pi?)--A-F?.
Statement of responsibility from title-page verso.
Title vignette (coat of arms).
Colophon: De l'imprimerie de L. Cellot ..., 1770.
Acquired through the Lucie King Harris Books for Music Fund
Music Library Locked Stacks

Fux, Johann Joseph, 1660-1741, author.
[Gradus ad Parnassum. Selections. French]
Traité de composition musicale / fait par le célébre Fux ; traduit en français par le sr. Pietro Denis.
A Paris : Chez H. Naderman, rue de la Loi, à la clef d'or, passage du Caffé de Foy et chez Lobry, rue du Roulle, à la clef d'or, A Paris : Chez H. Naderman, rue de la Loi, à la clef d'or, passage du Caffé de Foy et chez Lobry, rue du Roulle, à la clef d'or, [approximately 1800]
Note: Engraved throughout. A partial translation of Fux's Gradus ad Parnassum. First edition published Paris, 1773. 
Citation: RISM/B:VI, page 341. 
Note: Music Library copy 1: Provenance: S.S. Greatheed (signature); H. Nadermann (ink-stamp). 
Acquired through the Allen B. Cagle Book Fund
Music Library Locked Stacks

Isouard, Nicolo, 1775-1818.
[Magicien sans magie. Libretto]
Le magicien sans magie, opéra-comique en deux actes, par MM.*** [Roger et Creuzé de Lesser], musique de M. Nicolo Isouard, de Malte.
Paris, Vente, 1811. 
Acquired through the Lucie King Harris Books for Music Fund
Music Library Locked Stacks

Laruette, Jean Louis, 1731-1792.
[Docteur Sangrado. Libretto]
Le docteur Sangrado : opera-comique en un acte / par Mrs. Anseaume & ***** ; représenté pour la premiere fois sur le Théâtre de la Foire S. Germain, le 13 fevrier 1758 ...
Note: In verse. By Laruette and Duni, libretto by Anseaume and Lourdet de Santerre, cf. New Grove, 10:477. Signatures: A-D?. Music, p. 47-64.
Citation: Cioranescu, A. 18. s., 8116
Acquired through the Lucie King Harris Books for Music Fund
Music Library Locked Stacks

Laruette, Jean Louis, 1731-1792.
[Médecin de l'amour. Libretto]
Le medecin de l'amour : opera-comique : en un acte / par M. Anseaume ; mis en musique par M. La Ruette : représenté pour la premiere fois sur le théâtre de la foire St. Laurent, le 22 septembre 1758.
A Paris : Chez N.B. Duchesne, libraire ..., 1758.
Note: Le prix est de 24 sols avec les petits airs. La musique des ariettes se vend séparément."
Libretto by Anseaume and Marcouville.
Signatures: A-D?. Music (unacc. airs): p. 60-64.
Acquired through the Lucie King Harris Books for Music Fund
Music Library Locked Stacks 

Negro, Pescennio Francesco, 1452-
[Grammatica]
Grammatica Francisci Nigri.
Paris : Georg Wolf and Thielman Kerver, for Jean Petit, 17 Dec. 1498.
Note: Imprint from ISTC. 
Ivdocvs Clichthovevs Neoportvensis ad lectores"--P. [2]. 
"C. Ioannes Lucilius Santreiter de Fonte salutis : omnibus studiosis adolesce[n]tibus foelicitatem dicit"--P. [109-110].
"Clavdii Largi Parhissensis ad lectorem exhortatorium carmen"--P. [111]. 
Five selections of Latin verse set to 4 unaccompanied melodies (leaves m2v-m3v). 
Woodcuts: printers' devices of Petit and Wolf. 
Colophon: Impressum est hoc opus Parhisiis. Opera magistri Georgii VVolff Thielmaniq[ue] Keruer. Anno salutis M. CCCC. XCVIII xvi Calen. Ianuarias [17 Dec. 1498]. 
Signatures: a-o? (a3 signed a2). 
Initial space on p. [3]. 
Stanford copy 1 (RBC): Provenance: early ownership inscription of a Capuchin monatery at head of t.p.
Acquired in part through the Susan and Ruth Sharp Book Fund
Special Collections, Green Library

 

Printed Music (not including opera)

Logier, J. B. (Johann Bernhard), 1777-1846 composer.
Sequel to the First companion to the chiroplast : being a succession of progressive lessons, grounded upon the harmonies of the early lessons in that work so as to be played with them in concert by pupils more advanced in their studies / composed by J. B. Logier, inventory of the royal patent chiroplast of hand director & founder of this system of musical tuition.
London : Published by J. Green, music agent, no. 33 Soho Square, [approximately 1830]
Related Work: Supplement to (work): Logier, J. B. (Johann Bernhard), 1777-1846. First companion to the chiroplast.
Acquired through the von Schlegell Family Book Fund
Music Library Locked Stacks

Mazzinghi, Joseph, 1765-1844, composer.
[Pizarre; arranged]
Pizarre : the favorite grand ballet, performed at the King's Theatre Haymarket / composed by Monr. Gallet ; adapt'd for the piano forte by Joseph Mazzinghi.
London : Printed by G. Goulding, No. 6 James Street, Covent Garden, [approximately 1797]
Note: Originally for orchestra.
Publisher's plate no. 31 appears at the bottom of p. 3-18 only.
The ballet had its London debut on 7 February 1797 at the King's Theatre. Advertisement under imprint on t.p.: "Where may be had the favorite divertisment, Les delassements militaires, composed by Monr. Gallet and adapted by J. Mazzinghi." 
Engraved throughout. 
Citation: RISM A/I, M 1650 
Citation: London stage, 1660-1800, pt. 5, p. 1936 
Note: Music Library copy 1: imperfect: lacks pages 13-16, containing numbers 10-13. Music Library copy 1: Provenance: S.S. Greatheed (signature); H. Nadermann (ink-stamp). 
Acquired through the Allen B. Cagle Book Fund
Music Library Locked Stacks

 

Other

Engraving by Jan Sadeler (1550-1600) of King David and Choristers.
From 1590, the engraving is based on the painting of Joos van Winghe (1544-1603) depicting King David playing the harp. A group of choristers is gathered around an open choir book which contains the 5-part setting of Psalm 116 by Andreas Pevernage (1542 or 3-1591). Engravings such as this are referred to as picture-motets or Bildmotteten and are some of the earliest examples of music engraving.
Acquired through the Susan and Ruth Sharp Book Fund
Special Collections, Green Library 

Portrait of Orlando di Lasso (1532-1594)
Engraved portrait of the composer Orlando di Lasso by René Boyvin from ca. 1592. Lasso is holding an open partbook. The decorative border contains floral motifs and incorporates stylized angels holding open books.  At the bottom of the engraving, “Quantum exit melica reliquos Orlandus in arte, AEtherijs propior tantum abit ille choris.” The portrait was extracted from Jean Jacques Boissard’s Bibliotheca sive thesaurus virtutis et gloriae.
Acquired through the Susan and Ruth Sharp Book Fund
Special Collections, Green Library

Woodcut Portrait of Adrianus Petit Coclico (1500?-1563?)
A full-length woodcut portrait of the composer Coclico at age 52, printed in 1552. It includes music notation at upper left, “Desperando spero,” and identification of the composer, “Adrian Petit Coclico Mvsico. Etat: LII,” at upper right. This inscription is the only known source that states his birth year. Born in Flanders, the composer traveled around and seems to have not been very successful at securing positions or keeping them for very long. He died in Copenhagen. His claim of having been a pupil of Josquin des Prez cannot be substantiated. This woodcut appeared in two of his works, Compendium musices, and Consolationes piae: musica reservata, both published in 1552.
Acquired through the Susan and Ruth Sharp Book Fund
Special Collections, Green Library.