Christophe Colomb (David, Félicien)



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Publisher. Info. Paris: J. Meissonnier et Fils, n.d.[1847]. Plate J.M. 2461.
Reprinted Paris: E. Gérard et Cie, n.d.
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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Part 4: Le nouveau monde: Introduction

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Publisher. Info. Paris: J. Meissonnier et Fils, n.d.[1847]. Plate J.M. 2469.
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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 Voices: soloists, mixed chorus
Orchestra: flutes, oboes, English horn, clarinets, bassoons, horns, cornets, cornets à pistons, trumpets, 3 trombones, ophicleide, cymbals, large drum, harp, timpani, strings

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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.