La vestale (Spontini, Gaspare)

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 Preliminaries - Act I (Scenes 1–5)
#219346 - 16.82MB, 153 (ii, #2-152) pp. -  8.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (2- V/V/V - 1375x

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Massenetique (2012/5/14)

 Act I (Ballet)
#219347 - 6.58MB, 61 (#153-213) pp. -  6.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (2- V/V/V - 475x

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Massenetique (2012/5/14)

 Act II
#219348 - 14.10MB, 128 (#214-341) pp. -  7.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (2- V/V/V - 803x

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Massenetique (2012/5/14)

 Act III
#219349 - 18.87MB, 170 (#342-511) pp. -  10.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1- V/V/V - 657x

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Massenetique (2012/5/14)

Language:

French

Publisher Info.:

Paris: Chez Mademoiselles Erard, n.d.(ca.1808). Plate 700.

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Public Domain [tag/del]

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 Complete Score
#283061 - 107.27MB, 858 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0- V/V/V - 527x

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Fynnjamin (2013/5/31)

PMLP96910-g spontini la vestale 379901870.pdf
Copyist:

Johann Christoph Beck (1755-1827)
Christian Adolph Gutmacher (d.1822)
Johann Christoph Zucker (1756-1814)

Language:

Italian

Publisher Info.:

Manuscript, n.d.(ca.1810).

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Public Domain [tag/del]

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RISM 270001618

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 Complete Score
#283065 - 93.48MB, 872 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0- V/V/V - 181x

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Fynnjamin (2013/5/31)

PMLP96910-spontini vestale de tr seyfried 379902621.pdf
Copyist:

Copyists of Wien

Language:

German

Translator:

Ignaz Seyfried (1776-1841), German text

Publisher Info.:

Manuscript, 1829.

Copyright:

Public Domain [tag/del]

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RISM 270001619

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 Preliminaries - Act I
#164057 - 11.09MB, 225 (vi, #1-219) pp. -  6.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (2- V/V/V - 1138x

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Massenetique (2011/12/13)

 Act II - Act III
#164058 - 9.69MB, 299 (#221-519) pp. -  2.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1- V/V/V - 901x

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Massenetique (2011/12/13)

SIBLEY1802.17164.7b3c-39087011224005vol. 1.pdf
Language:

Italian

Publisher Info.:

Milan: Ricordi, n.d.[1887]. Plate 51632.

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Public Domain [tag/del]

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This file is part of the Sibley Mirroring Project.

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Parts

Overture

 Piccolo / Flute 1/2
#397225 - 0.14MB, 4 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0- !N/!N/!N - 16x

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 Oboe 1/2
#397226 - 0.09MB, 3 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0- !N/!N/!N - 12x

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Meyerbeer (2015/10/20)

 Clarinet 1/2 (C)
#397227 - 0.09MB, 3 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0- !N/!N/!N - 15x

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Meyerbeer (2015/10/20)

 Clarinet 1/2 (B, transposed)
#397228 - 0.10MB, 3 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0- !N/!N/!N - 12x

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Meyerbeer (2015/10/20)

 Bassoon 1/2
#397229 - 0.10MB, 3 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0- !N/!N/!N - 10x

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Meyerbeer (2015/10/20)

 Horn 1/2/3/4 (original keys)
#397230 - 0.12MB, 4 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0- !N/!N/!N - 16x

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Meyerbeer (2015/10/20)

 Horn 1/2/3/4 (F, transposed)
#397231 - 0.13MB, 4 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0- !N/!N/!N - 13x

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Meyerbeer (2015/10/20)

 Trumpet 1/2 (D)
#397232 - 0.07MB, 2 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0- !N/!N/!N - 12x

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 Trumpet 1/2
#397233 - 0.06MB, 2 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0- !N/!N/!N - 11x

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 Trombone 1/2/3 (tenor, bass clefs)
#397234 - 0.07MB, 3 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0- !N/!N/!N - 12x

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Meyerbeer (2015/10/20)

 Timpani (D and A)
#397235 - 0.06MB, 2 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0- !N/!N/!N - 12x

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Meyerbeer (2015/10/20)

 Violins I
#397220 - 0.16MB, 4 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0- !N/!N/!N - 20x

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Meyerbeer (2015/10/20)

 Violins II
#397221 - 0.15MB, 4 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0- !N/!N/!N - 13x

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 Violas
#397222 - 0.15MB, 4 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0- !N/!N/!N - 19x

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Meyerbeer (2015/10/20)

 Cellos
#397223 - 0.13MB, 4 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0- !N/!N/!N - 13x

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Meyerbeer (2015/10/20)

 Double Basses
#397224 - 0.10MB, 3 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0- !N/!N/!N - 10x

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Meyerbeer (2015/10/20)

PMLP96910-spontinivestaleflutepicc.pdf
Editor:

W. D. Halsey

Publisher Info.:

Meyerbeer Associates

Copyright:

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 [tag/del]

Misc. Notes:

These parts were prepared with love and respect for G. Spontini. There is a rather sad plaque that one can see in Maiolati Spontini, a town in the hills above Ancona, Spontini's hometown where he retired after his opera writing career was over, to do "good works" with his French wife Celeste in the Catholic tradition. It says, even if I didn't write the Barber of Seville, I did good works. Well even if he didn't write the Barber of Seville it was he, not Rossini, Auber or Meyerbeer who created Grand Opera! And if he tended to write the same opera more than once, as so many do -- he wrote four grand operas, Agnese his last being perhaps the most stupendous -- it was not due to a lack of imagination or craft but an excess of passion.

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Vocal Scores

 Complete Score
#286564 - 31.84MB, 292 pp. -  4.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1- V/V/V - 1870x

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Fynnjamin (2013/7/1)

Publisher Info.:

Paris: Richault, n.d. Plate (F. 1001).

Copyright:

Public Domain [tag/del]

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Arrangements and Transcriptions

Complete

For Piano solo (Schubert)

 Complete Score
#72771 - 4.78MB, 58 (iv, 54) pp. -  2.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1- V/V/V - 1181x

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Massenetique (2010/7/28)

PMLP96910-Spontini - Die Vestalin PS.pdf
Arranger:

Ferdinand Schubert (1794-1859)

Publisher Info.:

Leipzig: Friedlein & Hirsch, n.d.(ca.1830). Plate 29.

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Public Domain [tag/del]

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Overture

For Piano 4 hands (Ulrich)

 Complete Score
#147311 - 2.66MB, 9 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0- V/V/V - 126x

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Morel (2011/11/7)

Arranger:

Hugo Ulrich (1827-1872)

Publisher Info.:

Leipzig : C.F. Peters, n.d.. Plate 5294.5711.

Copyright:

Public Domain [tag/del]

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This file is part of the Sibley Mirroring Project.

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For Piano 4 hands

 Complete Score
#116269 - 2.10MB, 11 pp. -  2.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1- V/V/V - 372x

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Morel (2011/8/31)

Publisher Info.:

New York: G. Schirmer, 1895. Plate 11879

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Public Domain [tag/del]

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For Piano solo (Ulrich)

 Complete Score
#116783 - 0.82MB, 7 (i, #35-40) pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0- V/V/V - 237x

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Massenetique (2011/8/31)

PMLP96910-Spontini - Le vestale PS rsl.pdf
Arranger:

Hugo Ulrich (1827-1872)

Publisher Info.:

Ouverturen-Album. Sammlung der beliebtesten Ouverturen für Pianoforte solo.
Leipzig: C. F. Peters, n.d.(ca.1889). Plate 7340.

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Public Domain [tag/del]

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For Piano

 Complete Score
#87413 - 1.91MB, 8 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0- V/V/V - 495x

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Ralph Theo Misch (2010/12/15)

TN-Spontini, Gaspare, La Vestale, Overture Pno1816.jpg
Publisher Info.:

Répertoire der besten Opern
Vienna: S.A. Steiner, n.d.(ca. 1815). Plate C. D. 2310.

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Public Domain [tag/del]

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Scanned copies, 600dpi monochrome, not cleaned.

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Libretti

French

 Complete libretto
#45283 - 1.36MB, 55 pp. -  6.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (2- V/V/V - 755x

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operalala (2009/11/4)

PMLP96910-Spontini--La vestale--libretto.pdf
Publisher Info.:

Roullet / P. Didot l'ainé?

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General Information

Work Title La vestale
Alternative Title Tragédie lyrique en trois actes
Composer Spontini, Gaspare
Movements/Sections 3 Acts
  • Act I
  • Act II
8. Toi che j'emplore / Tu che invoco
13, O des infortunés déesse tutélaire / O Nume tutelar
  • Act III
First Performance 1807-12-15 in Paris: Opéra
First Publication 1808
Librettist Étienne de Jouy (1764-1846)
Language Italian, French, & German versions
Piece Style Classical
Instrumentation voices, chorus, orchestra
Roles
Licinius, général romain (tenor)
Cinna, chef de légion (tenor)
Le Souverain Pontife (bass)
Julia, jeune vestale (soprano)
La Grande Vestale (mezzo-soprano)
Le Chef des Aruspices (bass)
Un Consul
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