La Nuit des Morts. Partbook for the role of Le Maudit. Most probably of French origin. Ca. 1845
Apparently unpublished and unrecorded. Not in Worldcat, the Bibliothèque Nationale de France, or RISM online.. Oblong quarto (ca. 210 x 275 mm). Sewn. , [i] (blank) pp. Notated in black ink on 10-stave music paper, most likely in a single hand. Blindstamped "Dantier Fils... Paris" at upper inner corners, With occasional corrections, marks, and cuts in the same and/or later hands in black ink and pencil.From a work for solo voices, chorus, and orchestra, possibly an oratorio. Other roles include Corryphé, La Mère, Le Damné, Abel, and choruses of angels and demons. In short score with additional instrumental and vocal cues. Text in French."Le Maudit" (in principal hand) and the date "1845" (in principal or slightly later hand) in black ink to title. "N. Auguez," most likely a reference to Numa Auguez (1847-1903), a French baritone who sang at the Paris Opéra from 1873-1882, in pencil in a later hand to upper margin of first page of music.Slightly worn and soiled; heavier to outer leaves; occasional light foxing and small tears to blank margins, not affecting music.
(Inventory #: 26689)
Musical Autographs and Manuscripts; Rare Books on Music and Dance; First and Early Editions of Printed Music; Prints, Drawings and Ephemera relating to Music and Dance including Opera and Ballet.
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