Ali Baba (Mesquita, Henrique Alves de)

Sheet Music

Arrangements and Transcriptions


For Salon Orchestra

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Schalltrichter (2015/9/14)

Arranger Francis Popy (1874-1928)
Publisher. Info. Paris: Hachette, n.d.[1912]. Plate H. 2947 & Cie.
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For Piano solo

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Arranger unknown
Publisher. Info. Paris: Léon Langlois, n.d.[1878]. Plate L.L. 1155.
Misc. Notes Publication noted in the Bibliographie de la France 2e série, 67e année, Nº 38, 21 Septembre 1878, p.542, r.3222.
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General Information

Work Title Ali Baba
Alternative. Title Os Quarenta Ladrões ; Opérette-féerie
Composer Mesquita, Henrique Alves de
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1872
First Performance. 1873 poss.?
First Publication. 1878
Librettist Eduardo Garrido (1842–1912)
Language Portuguese
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation voices, chorus?, orchestra

Misc. Comments

"Ali-Baba. Zig-zig-zig-tong ; célèbre tango extraite de l'opérette-féerie."

A 2013 book gives "Eduardo" for "E." Garrido... "The Diario de Rio de Janeiro condemned the Fénix Drámatica company for putting on Eduardo Garrido's version of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves at the Teatro Lirico on 25 March 1873..." - Kraay, "Days of National Festivity in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1823–1889", p.282. (The same book has a couple of other mentions of H.A. Mesquita. Not positive whether this one refers to a version with or without Mesquita's music; I'd assume with, but...)