3 Rhapsodies, Op.7 (Saint-Saëns, Camille)
Paris: Durand, Schoenewerk & Cie., n.d.(1880). Plate D. S. & Cie. 2639.
Possibly a reissue of the first edition (1866) - Flaxland?
First edition was Maeyens-Couvreur, for one thing, not Flaxland. And date of Durand here is 1880 as with below (Teller-Ratner p111, though elsewhere on page.). The Durand plate number changed to D.& F. 2639 (1) to (3) in later reprints.
Arrangements and Transcriptions
For Piano 4 hands
Paris: Durand, Schoenewerk & Cie., n.d.(1880). Plate D. S. & Cie. 2640.
1880 date from Teller-Ratner, Camille Saint-Saëns, 1835-1921: The instrumental works, page 111. "Piano duet: Paris, Durand, pl. nos. 2640(1-3), January 1880".
Rapsodie bretonne, Op.7bis (Nos.1 and 3)
For Orchestra (Composer)
Paris: A. Durand & Fils, n.d.(1892). Plate D. & F. 4467.
Scanned at 600 dpi (#26442). Instrumentation : 2 flutes, oboe, english horn, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, strings
|Work Title||3 Rhapsodies|
|Alternative Title||3 Rhapsodies sur des cantiques bretons|
|Year/Date of Composition||1866|
|First Publication||1866 – Paris: Maeyens-Couvreur (plates JP.116–JP.118.)|
|Dedication||Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)|
The pilgrimage of Sainte Anne la Palud in Brittany is still a popular religious atonement gathering celebrated the last week of August. Saint-Saëns's pieces are based on his versions of some of the traditional hymns sung on that occasion.