The Indian Princess or La Belle Sauvage An Operatic Melo-Drame in Three Acts Text by James Nelson Barker... New Introduction by H. Wiley Hitchcock. [Piano-vocal score]
by BRAY, John 1782-1822
New York: Da Capo, 1972. A facsimile of both the libretto and the piano-vocal score, both first published in Philadelphia in 1808. "[Bray's] most important work is the ‘Operatic Melo Drame' The Indian Princess, based on the story of Captain John Smith and Pocahontas; this was issued in 1808 in a vocal score which, besides songs and choruses, included the overture and instrumental background pieces for the scenes in melodrama - an unusually complete publication for the period." Anne Dhu McLucas in Grove Music Online.. Quarto. Quarter dark green leatherette with dark green paper boards, titling gilt to upper and spine. [i] (half-title), [i] (blank), [i] (title), [i] (copyright), [i] (foreword), [i] (blank), [i] (introduction), [i] (blank), [i] (text title), [i] (blank), [i] (title), [xix] (text), [i] (score title), [i] (blank),  (title),  (blank), -42, [ii] (blank) pp.
(Inventory #: 27341)
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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