Les paladins (Rameau, Jean-Philippe)
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Autograph manuscript, 1760.
A very interesting version with pages before and after correction from Rameau's hand on his own manuscript, made with pasteovers. Small pieces of manuscript are pasted over earlier autograph pages, with fragments, deletions, corrections autograph passages crossed out in ink, pencil or red pencil; some folded pages. Numerous performance indications and instructions for copyists. Pages 9-10 (added sheet) are from another hand which is mentioned at the bottom of p. 9 v° as by the hand of Decroix (?): "These 4. pages added are not from Rameau's hand.". - Pagination in ink, act by act. Continuous foliation added by a later hand in pencil.
|Work Title||Les paladins|
|Alternative Title||Comédie lyrique|
|Year/Date of Composition||1760|
Paris, Académie Royale de Musique
|Librettist||Duplat de Monticourt|
|Instrumentation||Argie (G2), Nérine (G2), Orcan (F4), Atis (C3), Anselme (F4), un Paladin (C3), Manto (C3). - Choir : G2, G2, C3, C4, F4. Orchestra : Vl 2, vla 2, b, fl picc 2, fl 2, ob 2, fag 2, horn 2, bc.|