Christophe Colomb (David, Félicien)

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Arranger Alexis de Garaudé (1821-1854), piano reduction
Publisher. Info. Paris: J. Meissonnier et Fils, n.d.(1847). Plate J.M. 2461.
Reprinted Paris: E. Gérard et Cie, n.d.
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Misc. Notes There is a libretto of this work at BNF. See Gallica. The full score of the work is also consultable there (plate J.M. 2459), see BNF (Christophe Colomb library entry, links to 301-page full score which is here.).
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General Information

Work Title Christophe Colomb, où La découverte du nouveau monde
Alternative. Title Ode-symphonie en quatre parties
Composer David, Félicien
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IFD 1
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4 Parts
First Performance. 1847
First Publication. 1847 – Paris: J. Meissonnier et Fils
Librettist Joseph Méry (1797-1866)
Charles Chaubet (1802-1866)
Sylvain Saint-Étienne (1807-1880)
Language French
Dedication la Duchesse de Montpensier
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Vocal soloists, Chorus, Orchestra (flutes, oboes, English horn, clarinets, bassoons, horns, cornets, cornets à pistons, trumpets, 3 trombones, ophicleide, cymbals, large drum, harp, timpani, strings)

Misc. Comments

Publication noted in the Bibliographie de la France 1e série, 36e année (50e de la collection), Nº 28, 10 Juillet 1847, p.340, r.101. (what form of score- full or vocal- is not specified. (That their plate numbers differ by two - 2459, 2461- is sort-of-evidence but not in fact proof that their publication dates were approximately the same.) Anyhow, one or the other - or both- was published in 1847, and the 2nd and 3rd editions of the libretto are listed in BdlF for the same year as well.)

Begins in B major and at the end closes in that key as well.