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Deutsches Liederlexikon, Eine Sammlung der besten und beliebtesten Lieder und Gesänge des deutschen Volkes, Mit Begleitung des Pianoforte
"A collection of the best and most popular songs and songs of the German people, accompanied by the pianoforte." digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc848769/
Grundsätze des Generalbasses als erste Linien zur Composition; Allgemeinfasslicher Unterricht im Generalbass: mit Rücksicht auf den jetzt herrschenden Geschmack in der Komposition, durch treffende Beispiele erläutert
Two separate works bound together. The Kirnberger work includes 3 Abtheilungen, paged separately, containing musical examples. The 2nd and 3rd Abtheilungen are bound in reverse order. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc848768/
Ausführliche theoretisch-practische Anweisung zum Piano-forte-Spiel, vom ersten Elementar-Unterrichte an, bis zur vollkommensten Ausbildung
"Detailed theoretical and practical instruction on playing the piano-forte," issued in four parts. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc848764/
La fileuse: parodie d'Omphale
"A parody in one act on André Cardinal Destouches' opera, Omphale." digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc848770/
Signale für die musikalische Welt, Vol. 9
Issues for the ninth year of the magazine Signale für die musikalische Welt. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc848771/
La clé du caveau: à l'usage de tous les chansonniers française, des amateurs, auteurs, acteurs du vaudeville, et de tous les amis de la chanson
Extensive collection of French poetry and songs. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc848761/
Exultate Deo: petit motet nouveau a voix seule et grande simphonie: chanté pour la premiere fois par Melle, Jet au Concert Spirituel le 4 Avril, 1755; Ch. d'Herbain
Sacred solo cantata for high voice, with orchestra. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc848766/
Variations à quatre mains pour le piano-forte sur une theme de Monsieur le Comte de Waldstein
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Oeuvres de Haydn, Cahier II contenant XI Pièces pour le Pianoforte
This volume includes six piano sonatas, three sets of theme and variations, one fantasia, and one capricio [sic] with incipits for all pieces. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc673964/
Oeuvres de J. Haydn, Cahier IV contenant VIII Pièces pour le Pianoforte
This volume includes the piano parts for six piano sonatas and one arietta (for solo piano) and the piano parts to a trio for piano, flute, and 'cello. Incipits are included for all pieces. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc673875/
Oeuvres de J. Haydn, Cahier XII contenant 9 Pièces pour le Pianoforte
This volume contains the piano parts for eight piano sonatas (some accompanied either by violin or violin and 'cello) and one adagio. Incipits are present for all pieces. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc673960/
Oeuvres de J. Haydn, Cahier I contenant VIII Sonates pour le Pianoforte
This volume includes eight piano sonatas, preceded by pages featuring a portrait of the composer, a letter of dedication from the composers to the consumers of this item, and incipits of all eight sonatas. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc673970/
Oeuvres de J. Haydn, Cahier VI contenant V Sonates pour le Pianoforte
This volume includes the piano parts for five piano trios (called "sonatas" on the title page) with incipits. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc673871/
Oeuvres de J. Haydn, Cahier VIII
This volume contains fifteen sacred and secular songs for one to four voices with piano accompaniment. Contrary to the title page, the titles of each song are given either in German or German and Italian. When both languages are present in the text underlay, the Italian text sits directly below the staves with German below the Italian. Most songs either give "Singstimme" or a voice part for the vocal staves; some give names of characters, possibly indicating a theatrical or semi-dramatic performance context. Songs for one voice tend to be strophic while part songs are through-composed. Authors such as Gellert, Metastasio, and Shakespeare figure among the authors (most anonymous) of the texts. As with the other binlingual pieces in this volume, the scene "Arianna a Naxos" is set in Italian and German. The interaction of the soprano voice and piano accompaniment as well as the structural alternation between arioso/aria and recitative reveals this piece to be a solo cantata. The volume concludes with a four-page catalog of all of Breitkopf und Härtel's publications in Leipzig complete with price in thalers for each piece and a table of contents. The positioning of the Inhalt at the end of the volume reflects the influence of Italian publishing practices. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc673928/
Oeuvres de J. Haydn, Cahier VII contenant VI Sonates pour le Pianoforte
This volume includes the piano parts for six piano trios (called "sonatas" on the title page) with incipits. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc673878/
Oeuvres de J. Haydn, Cahier V contenant V Sonates pour le Pianoforte
This volume includes the piano parts for five piano trios (called "sonatas" on the title page) with incipits. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc673934/
Oeuvres de Haydn, Cahier III contenant VI Sonates pour le Pianoforte
This volume includes the piano parts for six piano trios (called "sonatas" on the title page) with incipits. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc673938/
Oeuvres de J. Haydn, Cahier XI contenant XII Sonates pour le Pianoforte
This volume contains twelves piano sonatas with incipits for each piece. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc673958/
Oeuvres de J. Haydn, Cahier X contenant VIII Sonates pour le Pianoforte
This volume contains the piano parts to eight piano sonatas - five accompanied by violin and 'cello, three accompanied by violin - all with incipits. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc673956/
Oeuvres de J. Haydn, Cahier IX contenant XXXIII Airs et Chansons
Though the cover of this volume is in French, the title page gives the same information in German. This latter language also receives pride of place in the text underlay: Most songs are solely in German but, when lyrics are given in two languages, German is immediately below the musical staves with either Italian or French in italics below the German. Songs use one to three voices with the voice part sometimes integrated into the top staff of the piano part with text underlay indicating when to sing. Several songs are set for three-part Männerchor or four-part chorus with piano accompaniment. In strophic settings, only the first stanza of poetry appears in the score; the rest are included as addenda at the end of the piece. The volume concludes with a table of contents given the name and first line of each song in all languages used for each entry. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc673899/
Oden und Lieder mit ihren eigenen Melodien
This collection opens with a brief letter of dedication from Leyding to his friend Johann Jakob Dusch followed by a preface. The table of contents lists the songs in the order in which they appear in this volume. All of the songs are written in two staves - the top with soprano clef; the bottom, with bass clef. The first stanza of each poem is manually underlaid below the top staff. The full text of the poem is printed either below the music or on the following page. The vocal line use either single or double voices. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc463623/
The Theater of music
A note at the bottom of the final page reads, "In the Title Page of this Book, instead of Theorbo-Bass, read Thorow-Bass." Although this seems to suggest that chordal accompaniment should be used, bass lines are unfigured and meant for either a plucked or bowed string instrument per the suggestions on the title page. Three-part ritornelli are interspersed throughout this volume. All vocal lines (the top one of each system) use the treble clef. Only the text of the first stanza is underlaid; any subsequent stanzas are printed under the music. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc463625/
Le voyage de Cythere
This secular cantata for soprano and basso continuo features obbligato flute and violin. The introductory letter addresses not a royal patron but a commercial one - the women that would sing this cantata. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc463637/
Vocal Melody Book IV
This collection of songs from the pantomime "Harlequin Sorcerer" and the play "The Oracle" are scored for various voice types with obbligato instruments and basso continuo (with figured bass). A "Mrs. Cibber" is credited prominently on the title page. Some songs also have alternate parts for the solo line (conflating obbligato and vocal parts) for German flute (sometimes simply designated as "Flute"). digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc463631/
Extrait des airs françois de tous les operas nouveaux, qui ont eté representés: Appropriés pour le chant ou la flute avec la basse continue., Partie I.
This collection of opera arias is scored for either one or two voices with continuo (with figures) and, for some songs, obbligato flute. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc463635/
Extrait des airs françois
This collection of opera arias is scored for either one, two, or three voices with continuo (with figures). Some songs call for an obbligato violin. An alphabetical table of contents is located at the end of the volume. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc463629/
Titon Et L'Aurore
This three-act opera (Monsigny's Op. 8) is dedicated to Monseigneur le Prince de Soubise and was premiered at L'Academie Royalle de Musique on 9 January 1753. This full score opens with a letter of dedication from the composer to his patron and closes with a document describing royal publishing privilege. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc463630/
Le roy et le fermier
This three-act opera was premiered at the Comédie Italien on 22 November 1762. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc463639/
Le déserteur; drame en trois actes representé par les Comediens italiens ordinaires du roi le 6 mars 1769, Gravé par Mlle, Vendôme et le Sr. Moria
This three-act opera is dedicated to His Most Serene Highness Monseigneur Duke of Orleans and premiered on 6 March 1769 at les Comediens italiens ordinaires du roi. This full score opens with a letter of dedication from the composer to his patron. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc463624/
Le cadi dupé, opéra bouffon en un acte, representé sur le Théatre de l'opera comique
The figured bass is unrealized in the full score of this one-act comic opera. Sung French text is underlaid; spoken text is printed before and after each song. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc463621/
Le triomphe des sens
This opera (ballet héroique) is comprised of five acts with a prologue. It was premiered on 29 May 1732 at L'accademie Royale de Musique in Paris. This score opens with a letter of dedication from the composer "A Son Altesse Serenissime Monseigneur Le Prince de Dombes." Next, Mouret includes two tables of contents: one of the dances (Airs de Simphonie) and the other, of the arias (Airs à Chanter). The following pages lists other publications by Mouret including prices and where these items may be purchased. Vocal lines are set apart from instrumental ones by text underlay and, in the case of high voices, the use of the standard treble clef. (The violin parts use the French clef. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc463617/
Cantates françoises a voix seule et basse-continue, avec et sans symphonies, Livre second
This item comprises two books of secular cantatas for soprano (indicated by the consistent use of the soprano clef in the vocal line), obbligato strings and winds, and (unrealized) basso continuo. The first book was printed in 1706; the second, in 1708. Since the two volumes were bound together, the later date is used for this item. The subtitle for the first volume indicates "a voix seule avec symphonies" while the subtitle for the second volume gives "a voix seule et basse-continue, avec et sans symphonies." digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc463622/
Harmonia Sacra
This collection of six anthems for various combinations of voices employs a figured continuo accompaniment. Instrumental interludes labeled "symphonies" can also be found interspersed among the choral selections. Though the music cites no particular scriptural passages, the text seems inspired by - if not directly derived from - the Bible. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc463632/
Rosamond
This three-act opera is to a libretto by Joseph Addison. Content is printed only on the recto side of each leaf. The score features two title pages: the first, with an engraving and small print describing the contents; the second, with large font. The work opens with a three-part "symphony or overture" for an ensemble of unspecified instrumentation: two treble instruments and one bass instrument. The indication "with Violins" on some the songs suggests the nature of the high instruments. No figures are included on the bass line. All the songs are followed, on the same page, by a version of the vocal line for flute. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc463620/
Il primo libro de madrigali a cinque voci
This partbook contains the "quinto" part for "Il Primo Libro de Madrigali a Cinqve Voci, con Tre Sesti, et Tre Dialoghi a Otto, Nouament e da lui Composti, & per Antonio Gardano dati in luce." Carli dedicated his First Book of Madrgials "all' Illustrissimo Signor Conte Alfonso Gonzaga Conte di Nuuolara." A table of contents at the end of the partbook lists the madrigals alphabetically in three categories: five-voice pieces, six voice pieces, and eight-voice dialoghi. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc463618/
Kirchen und Hauss Gesänge, 2. Teil
This tenor partbook opens with several dedications followed by a letter of commendation for the entire set of Newer Kirchen- und Hauss-Gesänge. Songs are listed topically in the Register. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc463627/
Cantates françoises à I. et II. voix: avec simphonie, et sans simphonie, V. 1-2
This item contains volumes 1 and 2 of Clérambault's "Cantates Françoises." The second volume bears the subtitle "Mellées de Simphonies." Volume 1 contains the cantatas "L'amour piqué," "Le jaloux," "Orphée," "Poliphême," "Medée," and "L'amour et Baccus." Volume 2 contains "Alphée et Arethuse," "Leandre et Hero," "La musette," "Pirame et Tisbé," "Pigmalion," and "Le triomphe de la paix." The continuo line is figured. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc463638/
Silvain
This one-act opera to a libretto by Marmontel is dedicated "a son Altesse Royale Monseigneur Le Prince Charles de Pologne." This full score features a catalogue of Grétry's music on the verso of the title page. The opera was premiered in Paris on 19 February 1770 at the Comédie-Italiènne. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc463628/
XII solos for a violin
This English edition of Corelli's Op. 5 sonata for violin and continuo is, aside from an engraving of the composer and the title page, printed on both the recto and verso sides of the leaves. The bass line contains figures. A note by the publisher states: "These Solos are Printed from a curious Edition Publish'd at Rome by the Author." digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc463626/
Prodromus Musicalis
"Prodromus Musicalis" (published in 1702) is bound, here, with "Motets à une et deux voix, mélez de symphonies, livre premier" (1704); thus, the latter gate is used for this item as a unit. Both sets of motets consist of Latin-texted music preceded by a title page in French. A Table of Contents either at the front or back of each collection describes the motets contained therein. Content is printed on both sides of each leaf. "Prodromus" also has a note from Brossard informing the reader that a Dictionary of Music, published at the same time as "Prodomus," contains French translations of Italian, Greek, and Latin terms, knowledge of which is vital to the understanding and performance of the present music. The contents of "Prodromus" are as follows: "Ave vivens hostia," "O Jesu quam dulce," "Congratulamini filiae Sion," "O vos aetherei," "Festivi martyres" "Angele sancte" "Sonitus armorum," "Quemadmodum desiderat," and "O plenus irarum dies." "Motets à une et deux voix" contains the following pieces: "Venite exultemus," "Gaudete Mortales," "Ad mensam caelitus paratam," "Ave Regina coelorum," "Animae Amantes ad Deum esurientes," "Ite gemmae, Ite flores," "Anxiatus est super me spiritus meus," "Festivi Martyres, festivae Virgines," "Nisi Dominus aedificaverit domum." digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc463636/
Les Elemens
This four-act ballet was premiered on 22 December 1721 at the Tullieries and, later, performed at L'Academie Royale de Musique on 29 May 1725 and 27 May 1734, and at the Theatre on 22 May 1742. Various dramatis personae present an allegorical depiction of the French court. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc463634/
Three Cantatas
It is upon this set of three Italianate cantatas - "Martillo," "Thyrsis and Neptune" and "Amymone" that Hayden's reputation mainly rests. The second and third works include unspecified obbligato instruments. Content is printed only on the recto of each leaf. The bass line contains no figuration. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc463619/
Messa à 4
This a manuscript copy of two Mass movements, Kyrie and Gloria, gathered from a "Messa à 4." The copyist, Vincenso Marchetti, attributed this mass to the composer Matteo Bisso. The texts of both movements of the Mass are divided in several sections and set musically for an ensemble of mixed choir (S.A.T.B), vocal soloists, strings and basso continuo. Each section reflects changes of tonality, tempo, and musical meter. The composer indicated dynamics, the use of muted strings (e.g., p.[84]) and performance indications such as unison and col parte (e.g., p. [76] and p.[79]). The last section for the Chirie [sic] is set musically as a slow fugue in triple meter. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc86519/
Catone in Utica
This is a ca. 1763 copy of the libretto of "Catone in Utica," by Metastasio. Gian Francesco de Majo set this libretto to music for the 1763 carnival season in Turin. In this story, Caesar and Fulvio meet Cato, Utica's ruler, and offer him a peace truce, but Emilia, Pompey's widow, suspects treachery and plots to murder Caesar. Cato rejects a Senate's order for a reconciliation with Caesar and demands that Caesar surrender his dictatorial powers. Marzia, Cato's daughter, promised in marriage to Arbace, is in love with Caesar and pleas to her father to deter him from waging war. Arbace, who feels that his love for Marcia was betrayed, is lured by Emilia into an assassination attempt on Caesar. Fulvio is led to believe that Emilia will attempt on Caesar's life as he leaves by the gate of the city and advises him to take a secret path only to discover that Emilia used him to deliver Caesar into the hands of her followers. As Fulvio announces the victory of Caesar's armies in Utica, Cato stabs himself and before dying grants forgiveness to Marcia on condition that she swear loyalty to Arbaces and hatred towards Caesar. The library's copy of "Catone in Utica" is bound with the following librettos: "Ifigenia in Aulide", by Vittorio Amedeo Cigna-Santi; "Sofonisba" by Mattia Verazi; "Arianne e Teseo" by Pietro Pariati; and "Le piacevoli poesie" by Gasparo Gozzi. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39294/
Ifigenia in Aulide
This is a ca. 1762 copy of the libretto of "Ifigenia in Aulide," by Vittorio Amedeo Cigna-Santi, the principal librettist at the Teatro Regio in Turin. Cigna-Santi's libretto is an adaptation of Euripide's story of Ifigenia, the daughter of the king of Argos, Agamemnon. The goddess Diana decreed that Ifigenia had to be sacrificed in order to guarantee fair winds for the king's fleet on their journey to Troy. Achilles, rushed to save Ifigenia, his wedding bride, but Diana, moved by Ifigenia's obedience, spared her life before the priest killed her. Ferdinando Giuseppe Bertoni set this libretto to music for the 1762 carnival season in Turin. According to scholar George Hollis, the surviving arias of Ifigenia in Aulide are technically demanding and contain florid and lengthy passages in the tradition of opera seria. The library's copy of "Ifigenia in Aulide"is bound with the following librettos: "Catone in Utica," by Pietro Metastasio; "Sofonisba" by Mattia Verazi; "Arianne e Teseo" by Pietro Pariati; and "Le piacevoli poesie" by Gasparo Gozzi. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39295/
Sofonisba
This is a ca. 1764 copy of the libretto of the opera seria "Sofonisba" by Mattia Verazi. Baldassare Galuppi set this libretto to music for the 1764 carnival season in Turin. Mattia Verazi became a court poet at Mannheim and Stuttgart in 1756. Duke Carl Eugen favored operas with French influence, and Verazi catered to his tastes by providing libretti that deviated from Metastasian opera conventions. In 1762, Verazi and Tommaso Traeta collaborated to create operas following French models. Sofonisba was the result of such collaboration. Sofonisba and Siface, king of Numidia, are married and have a child. When Siface fails to return from battle against the Romans, Massinissa, Sofonisba’s former suitor, renews his advances. Siface appears among the captives and rejoins his wife but fail in their attempt to escape from their Roman captors. Afraid that she will be marched in chains through the streets of Rome, Sofonisba poisons herself and is dying when the news arrives that all has been resolved. Baldassare Galuppi composed the music of the opera for the 1764 Turin carnival season. The opening scene includes a programmatic sinfonia that accompanies a pantomimed battle, and later, another pantomime that depicts gladiatorial games. Verazi included detailed instructions for staged actions. Verazi's dramatic ending to the opera included Sofoniba's dramatic suicide. The library's copy of "Sofonisba" is bound with the following librettos: "Ifigenia in Aulide" by Vittorio Amedeo Cigna-Santi; "Catone in Utica" by Pietro Metastasio; "Arianne e Teseo" by Pietro Pariati; and "Le piacevoli poesie" by Gasparo Gozzi. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39297/
Le piacevoli poesie
This is a ca. 1750 copy of "Le piacevoli poesie di Giuseppe Baretti" (The Pleasing Poetry of Giuseppe Baretti). Although Baretti is primarily remembered for his frequent travels throughout Italy, England, France, and Portugal, which he recounted in his "Lettere familiari ai suoi tre fratelli," he was also a scholar, linguist, poet, translator, and journalist. He wrote "Le piacevoli poesie di Giuseppe Baretti" in 1750. The poetry imitated the style of Fancesco Berni, a 16th-century Italian poet who wrote parodies and burlesque letters-much of it obscene in nature. The introduction of this work was written by the Venetian Count Gasparo Gozzi, himself a poet, prose writer, journalist, critic, and also the brother of Baretti's friend, Carlo Gozzi. The library's copy of "Le piacevoli poesie" is bound with the following librettos: "Ifigenia in Aulide" by Vittorio Amedeo Cigna-Santi; “Catone in Utica,” by Pietro Metastasio; "Sofonisba" by Mattia Verazi; and "Arianne e Teseo" by Pietro Pariati. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39296/
Arianna e Teseo
Libretto of the opera seria "Arianna e Teseo" by Pietro Pariati. The story unfolds in the island of Crete where several young Athenian men are brought to be ritually sacrificed, and Athenian maidens are to be delivered as victims to a minotaur that lives in a labyrinth. Among the Athenians is Arianna, the daughter of Minos (Minosse), King of Crete, who was abducted as a child by King Aegeus, and Teseo, Aegeus's son. Teseo is determined to kill the minotaur in order to save Arianna's friend Laodice, but Arianna believes that he loves her friend. In spite of her doubts, she hands over to Teseo the secret how to kill the minotaur and vanquish Tauride, King Mino's champion, which she overheard from Minos. The work ends with Teseo's victory over the minotaur and his reconciliation with Arianna. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39293/
Le cadi dupé
This is a 1766 copy of the libretto of the one-act comic opera "Le cadi dupé" (The duped judge), by Pierre René Lemonnier to music by Pierre-Alexandre Monsigny. The first performance of the opera took place at the Paris Foire St-Germain on 4 February 1761. Christoph Willibald Gluck's music replaced that of Monsigny's for the 8 December 1761 performance at the Burgtheater in Vienna. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39292/
Coronis
Libretto of the 1691 "Coronis," a French lyrical genre called pastorale-heroïque, representing the love of nobles or gods often disguised as shepherds (or shepherdesses) in Arcadian settings. Daniel-Paul Chappuzeau de Baugé wrote the libretto and Teobaldo de Gatti composed its music. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39253/
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