La damoiselle élue (Debussy, Claude)
Victoria VerHoven, soprano; Sharon Quattrin, mezzo-soprano
North Central College Women's Chorale
Performed 9 February 2008. Naperville, IL: Pfeiffer Hall. From
Arrangements and Transcriptions
For Piano solo
Paris: A. Durand & Fils, 1909. Plate D. & F. 7244.
scan: score scanned at 600dpi
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BSB: Originally scanned at about 180pi, converted to 600dpi monochrome and cleaned manually.
|Work Title||La damoiselle élue|
|Opus/Catalogue Number||CD 69 ; L. 62|
|Text Incipit||La damoiselle élue s’appuyait Sur la barrière dur du Ciel|
|Year/Date of Composition||1887-88, reorchestrated 1902|
|First Performance||1893-04-8 in Paris, Salle Érard.
|First Publication||1892 (Vocal Score); 1902 (Full Score)|
|Librettist||Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-1882)|
Gabriel Sarrazin (1853-1935), French translation
|Average Duration||21 minutes|
|Composer Time Period||Romantic|
|Instrumentation||voices, female chorus, orchestra
Grove Music lists only one soprano soloist.
(Grove's source for voice range?- manuscript? letters? something? Grove is not itself a primary source but must refer to such :) - Schissel)
The score lists only une récitante, p.18. As to- Sarrazin fl.1920?- had published Le commandement unique in 1920 which seems? not to have had an earlier edition.