S. Francesco di Sales (Feo, Francesco)

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Tito Manlio (2015/7/3)

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Tito Manlio (2015/7/3)

Publisher. Info. Manuscript, n.d.(ca.1700s).
Misc. Notes Chiesa di S. Maria della Fava, Venice (I-Vsmc): 32.a-b
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Tito Manlio (2016/1/8)

Publisher. Info. Venice: unidentified publisher, 1746.
Misc. Notes Harold B. Lee Library, Provo (US-PRV): without shelfmark
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General Information

Work Title San Francesco di Sales
Alternative. Title Oratorio a quattro voci . S Francesco di Sales Apostolo del Chablais, Oratorio in 1 part.
Composer Feo, Francesco
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IFF 13
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 2 Parts
First Performance. 1734 - Bologna
Librettist Unknown?
Language Italian
Average DurationAvg. Duration 2 hours 15 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation Voices: 2 sopranos, alto, bass (optional

final choral augmentation?)
Orchestra: 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 horns, 2 trumpets, strings, continuo

Primary Sources GB-Lbl Add. 31635
US-Wc M2000.F34 S2 (gives performance date 1734 Bologna. This version lacks flutes.)
GB-Lbl Add. 31656

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Recorded on a 2018 Glossa CD set. From Gramophone review: “ The first performance of San Francesco di Sales, Apostolo del Chablais took place in Bologna in 1734”. Library of Congress manuscript agrees.

The last vocal passage of the work seems to imply chorus but the names of the characters are soon filled in implying it’s probably just a final quartet- the possibility exists that choral augmentation is allowed for.

Overture published in 2016 in an edition by Thomas J. Martino.