Proserpine, tragedie en musique

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This is a copy of the libretto of "Proserpine," a tragedy in five acts by Phillipe Quinault. The tragedy was set to music by Jean Baptiste Lully, superintendent chamber composer of the court of Louis XIV, and performed in the King's presence at Saint Germain-en-Laye on February, [3] 1680. The month and year of the opera premiere are indicated on the t.p., but the day of performance was left out with a blank space. The library's copy shows errors in pagination. The number of p. 25 was scribbled with ink and rendered illegible. A second p.66 should read p. 67, ... continued below

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[12], 70 [i.e. 68] p. : engraving ; 24 cm.

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Quinault, Philippe, 1635-1688. 1688.

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  • Christophe Ballard
    Publisher Info: Par Christophe Ballard, seul imprimeur du Roy pour la musique, rüe Saint Jean de Beauvais, au Mont Parnasse.
    Place of Publication: Paris, France

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This is a copy of the libretto of "Proserpine," a tragedy in five acts by Phillipe Quinault. The tragedy was set to music by Jean Baptiste Lully, superintendent chamber composer of the court of Louis XIV, and performed in the King's presence at Saint Germain-en-Laye on February, [3] 1680.

The month and year of the opera premiere are indicated on the t.p., but the day of performance was left out with a blank space.

The library's copy shows errors in pagination. The number of p. 25 was scribbled with ink and rendered illegible. A second p.66 should read p. 67, and the last page of the libretto, numbered 70, should be p. 68.

The libretto contains an engraving of one of the stage settings by J. Le Pautre, after a design by J. Berain.

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[12], 70 [i.e. 68] p. : engraving ; 24 cm.

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Full title as it appears in the t.p.: Proserpine, tragedie en musique, orneé d'entrées de ballet, de machines, & de changements de theatre.

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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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  • 1688

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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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Quinault, Philippe, 1635-1688. Proserpine, tragedie en musique, text, 1688; Paris, France. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc25964/: accessed August 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Music Library.