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Music Library

2005-2006

~Facsimile Manuscripts~

Chopin, Frédéric, 1810-1849.
Concerto for piano & orchestra in F minor, opus 21.
Pelplin: Bernardiium Publishing House, 2005.
Deluxe facsimile edition of the partial autograph fair copy in the Biblioteka Narodowa, Warsaw, MS mus. 215. With commentary by Jan Ekiera and accompanying CD.
No. 108 of 500 copies.
Acquired through the Mary K. Abercrombie Book Fund.
Music Library Locked Stacks

Massenet, Jules, 1842-1912.
Werther; drame lyrique en quatre actes et cinq tableaux (d’après Goethe) Poëme de Mm. Edouard Blau, Paul Milliet et Georges Hartmann… 1er Acte La Maison du Bailli 23. Acte Les Tilleuls 3e. Acte Charlotte & Werthe 43. Acte 1er. Tableau la Nuit de Noël 2e. Tableau La Mort de Werther … [Mise en Scène].
Paris: Heugel, [ca. 1892].
Acquired through the Lucie King Harris Fund.
Special Collections, Green Library
A proof copy of the mise en scène, with detailed autograph annotations, most signed by the composer. Printed entirely in lithographic facsimile of the manuscript.

~Opera~

Donizetti, Gaetano, 1797-1848.
Belisario : tragedia lirica / del Sig. Salvatore Cammarano ; posta in musica dal maestro Cavale. Gaetano Donizetti ... Imprint: Milano : Presso Gio. Ricordi, [1836]
Acquired through the Lucie King Harris Fund.
Special Collections, Green Library

Halévy, F., 1799-1862.
[Éclair. Libretto]
L' éclair : opéra-comique en trois actes / paroles de MM. E. de Planard et H. de Saint-George ; musique de M. Halévy ; représenté pour la première fois sur le Théâtre Royal de l'Opéra-Comique le 16 décembre, 1835. Imprint: Bruxelles : Neirinckx et Laruel, Libraires-éditeurs ..., 1836.
Acquired through the Susan & Ruth Sharp Fund.
Special Collections, Green Library

Massenet, Jules, 1842-1912.
Werther; drame lyrique en quatre actes et cinq tableaux (d’après Goethe) Poëme de Mm. Edouard Blau, Paul Milliet et Georges Hartmann… 1er Acte La Maison du Bailli 23. Acte Les Tilleuls 3e. Acte Charlotte & Werthe 43. Acte 1er. Tableau la Nuit de Noël 2e. Tableau La Mort de Werther … [Mise en Scène].
Paris: Heugel, [ca. 1892].
Acquired through the Lucie King Harris Fund.
Special Collections, Green Library



~Printed Music~

Encomium Musices.
Antwerp: Gallaeus, [ca, 1590].
Printed ca. 1590, the 18 engraved plates that comprise this book depict scenes from the Old and New Testaments. Two of the plates contain music, and are some of the earliest music engravings created. The exquisite title page shows the figures of Harmonia, Musica and Mensura surrounding an open score of a six-voice motet, identified as Nata et grata polo by the Flemish composer Andreas Pevernage. The figures, in turn, are surrounded by a sea of musical instruments. All of the depictions are based on the designs of Jan von de Straet and engraved by well-known engravers Phillip Galle, who was also the publisher of the work, and Adrian Collaert. Several of the engravings contain musicians and musical instruments, some real, others more imagined. It is indeed rare to find a complete set of the plates, as they have often been detached and sold separately.
Acquired through the Susan & Ruth Sharp Fund.
Special Collections, Green Library

Montgeroult, Hélène, 1764-1836.
Cours complet pour l'enseignement du forté piano : conduisant progressivement des premiers éléments aux plus grandes difficultés / par Mme. la M[arqu]ise. de Montgeroult.
1st edtion
À Paris : Chez Janet & Cotelle ..., [ca. 1825] (Gravé et imprimé chez Marquerie frères)
3 v.
Contents: Première partie, contenant 972 exercices ou traits élémentaires divisés en 17 suites -- Deuxième partie. 70 études de difficultés progressives -- Troisième partie, contenant 44 etudes de difficultés progressives, 3 thêmes variés dans le genre d'Handel, 1 canon et 3 fugues, 1 thême varié dans le genre moderne, 1 fantaisie.
Stanford has volume 1 only.
Gift of Deborah Hayes.
Music Library Locked Stacks

Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin--Preussischer Kulturbesitz. Musikabteilung.
Musikhandschriften aus der Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin, Preussischer Kulturbesitz und aus der Jagiellonischen Bibliothek in Krakau. Teil IV. Die Mozart-Sammlung [microform].
[München] : K.G. Saur, 2005.
Note: Each part accompanied by user's guide containing indexes by microfiche no., manuscript no., and composer's work no.
Local note: Guides shelved separately.
Incomplete contents: Lieferung 1. Die Abschriften Wolfgang Amadeus Mozarts (159 Mikrofiches) -- Lieferung 2. Die Abschriften Wolfgang Amadeus Mozarts (336 Mikrofiches)
Acquired through the Lucie King Harris and Susan & Ruth Sharp Book Funds.
Music Library Microtext

Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin--Preussischer Kulturbesitz. Musikabteilung.
Die Sammlung der Sing-Akademie zu Berlin [microform] / herausgegeben von der Sing-Akademie zu Berlin.
München : K.G. Saur, 2004-2005.
Note: Catalogs contain introductory material in German and English.
Local Note: Catalogs shelved separately.
Incomplete contents: Teil I. Oratorien, Messen, Kantaten und andere geistliche Werke -- Teil II. Opern
Acquired through the Susan & Ruth Sharp Book Fund.
Music Library Microtext

Varèse, Edgard, 1883-1965.
Collection of scores and other material relating to Edgard Varèse.
This collection contains unique information about some of his most important works, including a facsimile of the composer’s autograph manuscript full score for Ionisation, with markings which may be the composer’s, along with a set of parts extensively marked for performance in blue and red crayon and pencil, which may have been used for the first performance of the work. Also included are first editions of Octandre and Offrandes, both with corrections and amendations, most likely by Varèse, a copy of Density 21.5 with a manuscript overpaste, and J.H. Klarén’s book on the composer. These unique sources join the significant collection of Varèse manuscripts, scores and letters already in the Stanford Libraries.
Acquired through the Susan & Ruth Sharp Book Fund.
Green Library, Special Collections