[Operas]

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This is the first of a two-volume collection of melodies from these 17th - 18th century operas: Des quatre saisons (p.1); Roland (p.12); Hesione (p.29); Persée (p.46); L'Europe galante (p.61); Amadis de Gaules (p.83); Issé (p.101); Phaéton (p.108). The manuscript contains cues for instruments, choruses, and characters of the opera. Most of the melodies are dances of the era: minuets, saraband, passacaglia, march; rondeau, boureé, gavotte, gigue, and canaries. The hard leather cover of the library's copy includes the titles of the operas and the statement, "Apartenant à M[onsieu]r de Pimont" (i.e, belonging to Mr. De Pimont).

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1 manuscript score (122 + [122] p.)

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Creator: Unknown. 170u.

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This is the first of a two-volume collection of melodies from these 17th - 18th century operas: Des quatre saisons (p.1); Roland (p.12); Hesione (p.29); Persée (p.46); L'Europe galante (p.61); Amadis de Gaules (p.83); Issé (p.101); Phaéton (p.108). The manuscript contains cues for instruments, choruses, and characters of the opera.

Most of the melodies are dances of the era: minuets, saraband, passacaglia, march; rondeau, boureé, gavotte, gigue, and canaries.

The hard leather cover of the library's copy includes the titles of the operas and the statement, "Apartenant à M[onsieu]r de Pimont" (i.e, belonging to Mr. De Pimont).

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1 manuscript score (122 + [122] p.)

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Full title as appears in the t.p., "Premier dessvs des operas."

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Virtual Music Rare Book Room

The Virtual Music Rare Book Room is composed primarily of digitized materials held in the UNT Music Library's Edna Mae Sandborn Music Rare Book Room. The collection is particularly strong in eighteenth-century French opera, due in large part to the influence of musicologist Lloyd Hibberd on the development of the collection.

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  • 170u

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  • July 7, 2010, 10:17 a.m.

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  • Nov. 11, 2014, 11:45 a.m.

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[Operas], score, 170u; (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc25961/: accessed October 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Music Library.