Paul Decourcelle

Travel poster ca.1900
Color cover, 1895 with Decourcelle's pseudonym Heinrich Tellam
Typical cover, 1906
Gillet work cover
Serious work cover

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History

This firm was founded in Nice ca.1881 by the composer Paul Decourcelle (1854-1940), and was very active in the publication of light pieces for piano, violin, and salon orchestra, in the first instance supplying works for the many cafe and hotel orchestras of the Cote d'Azur or French Riviera. The French national library catalog lists 635 works, mainly between 1881 and 1950.

The main composers were Alfredo D'Ambrosio (violin, 1874-1914) Ernest Gillet (1856—1940), Paul Decourcelle using his own name or the pseudonym Heinrich Tellam, Gabriel Bonincontro (1878-1963), Edouard Mathé (1863-1936), Charles Coda (d. 1924), and Georges Picquet (1865-1940).

Around 1918 Decourcelle acquired the Parisian publisher S. Bornemann.

Imprints, Addresses, Agencies

Imprints

  • Paul Decourcelle

Addresses

  • Nice
  • Paris (ca.1918- )

Plate Numbers

Paul Decourcelle's plate numbers are of the format of P.D. ####. Dates in italics are estimated.

Plate Composer Work Year
0002 Costanzo Souvenir de Clausonne, Op.2 1881
0007 Decourcelle Badinage, Op.52 1882
0008 Decourcelle Le carnaval de Nice, Op.53 (pf solo) 1882
0009 Decourcelle Le carnaval de Nice, Op.53 (pf 4 hands) 1882
0011 Decourcelle 2 Mélodies, Op.55 1882
0081 Gelli String Quartet in D major (parts) 1888
0098 Decourcelle Le Corso blanc 1889
0120 Gillet Précieuse 1889
0137 Gillet Lamento 1890
0155 Gillet Patrouille enfantine pour piano 1891
0263 Simonetti Violin Sonata No.2, Op.9 (vl & fp) 1894
0272 Gillet Pizzicati 1894
0339 Decourcelle Valse des Serpentins 1895
0414 Damaré Gavotte Louis XIV, Op.207 1896
0416 D'Ambrosio 4 Pièces d'orchestre, Op.3 1897
0439 D'Ambrosio Serenade, Op.4 (vl & fp) 1897
0467 D'Ambrosio Canzonetta No.1, Op.6 1898
0481 D'Ambrosio Spleen, Op.5 (sc, pt) 1898
0512 D'Ambrosio Serenade, Op.4 1897
0514 D'Ambrosio Romance, Op.9 1899
0551 D'Ambrosio Suite, Op.8 (parts) 1900
0600 Courras Ainés et cadets 1900
0616 Decourcelle Lola 1901
0643 Lambelet Sérénade d'Arlequin à Colombine (orch. parts) 1901
0691 D'Ambrosio Novelletta No.1, Op.16 (first ed.) 1902
0709 D'Ambrosio Cavatine, Op.13 1903
0716 Goens Cantilène, Op.30 1903
0720 Goens Cello Concerto No.2, Op.30 (full score) 1903
0728 D'Ambrosio Aria, Op.22 1903
0769 D'Ambrosio Violin Concerto No.1, Op.29 (vl & fp) 1904
0776 Desjoyeaux Piano Quintet (sc&pts) 1904
0785 Simonetti String Quartet No.1, Op.14 (parts) 1904
0786 Simonetti String Quartet No.2, Op.16 (parts) 1904
0790 D'Ambrosio Caprice-sérénade, Op.31 1904
0858 Milok Folle extase 1906
0880 Schumann 6 Duos 1906
0907 D'Ambrosio 2 Pieces, Op.38 1907
0919 Milok Folie d'un jour ! 1907
0939 Steck L'accordée de village (vocal score) 1908
0946 D'Ambrosio String Quartet, Op.42 (parts) 1908
0957 Steck L'accordée de village (full score) 1908
0975 Ribiollet Ondée printanière, Op.80 1908
0976 D'Ambrosio En badinant (arr. for Salon Orchestra) 1896
0977 D'Ambrosio Rêve 1898
1004 Ribiollet Ma mie 1909
1017 Savasta Sérénade à Jacqueline 1910
1031 Courras Sonnet, Op.31 1910
1049 Bonneau Noël des petits bambins 1910
1089 D'Ambrosio Canzonetta No.2, Op.28 1911
1130 Bonneau Noël pour tous 1912
1157 D'Ambrosio Violin Concerto No.2, Op.51 (vn & fp) 1912
1219 Commette 6 Pieces 1914
1343 D'Ambrosio Novelletta No.1, Op.16 (arr. vn & str qnt) 1920
1492 Gillet Idylle (from Album n°1. Stradivarius) 1925
1493 Grandjean L'heure jolie 1924
1587 Astresse La pañoleta 1926
1675 Debussy La belle au bois dormant 1907?

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