Septet, Op.65 (Saint-Saëns, Camille)

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Publisher. Info. Manuscript, 1894.
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Misc. Notes BNF notice bibliographique. Dated 1894 on the title page, probably the date it was given to the dedicatee but not the date of the manuscript.

Actually, that -is- the date of the manuscript; "date of the manuscript" != date the work was written or even date the manuscript was penned. If there is a date on the manuscript in the manuscript author's hand, that is afaik very much _by definition_ the "date of the manuscript".

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Editor First edition (later issue)
Publisher. Info. Paris: Durand & Cie., n.d.(1914). Plate D. & Cie. 9031.
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Daphnis (2009/4/2)

Editor First edition (reprint)
Publisher. Info. Paris: Durand, Schœnewerk & Cie, n.d.[1881]. Plate D. S. & Cie. 2889.
Reprinted Boca Raton: Masters Music, n.d.(1991). Plate Catalog M 1668.
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Misc. Notes Publication noted in the Bibliographie de la France 2e série, 70e année, Nº 26, 25 Juin 1881, p.381, r.2495. Issued in March 1881 according to Teller-Ratner.
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Editor First edition (reprint)
Publisher. Info. Paris: Durand, Schoenewerk & Cie., n.d.(ca.1881). Plate D. S. & Cie. 2889.
Reprinted Boca Raton: Masters Music, n.d.(1991). Plate Catalog M 1668.
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P0mbal (2020/6/3)

Arranger John Morrison
Publisher. Info. John Morrison, 2020
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Misc. Notes Transposition of E Trumpet part for B Trumpet
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Daphnis (2009/4/20)

Publisher. Info. Paris: Durand, Schoenewerk & Cie., n.d.(1881). Plate D. S. & Cie. 2937.
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Misc. Notes This file is part of the Sibley Mirroring Project. Issued in November 1881 according to Teller-Ratner p.176.
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Peter (2006/10/08)

Arranger Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
Publisher. Info. Paris: Durand, Schoenewerk & Cie., n.d.[1881]. Plate D. S. & Cie. 2938.
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Misc. Notes This file is part of the Sibley Mirroring Project. Issued in October 1881 according to Teller-Ratner p.176.
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Publisher. Info. Paris: Durand, Schoenewerk & Cie., n.d.[1881]. Plate D. S. & Cie. 2933.
Reissue (after 1891) - Durand & Fils, plate D. & F. 2933.
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Misc. Notes This file is part of the Sibley Mirroring Project. This arrangement issued in August 1881 according to Teller-Ratner (p.176.)
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General Information

Work Title Septet
Alternative. Title Septuor
Composer Saint-Saëns, Camille
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.65
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. ICS 209
Key E-flat major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4 movements:
I. Préambule
II. Menuet
III. Intermède
IV. Gavotte et Final
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1879 December-1880 December
First Performance. 1880-1-6, La Trompette, Préambule only

1880-12-28, at La Trompette, entire septet (still from manuscript)

First Publication. 1881 - Paris: Durand, Schoenewerk & Cie., Plate D.S. & Cie. 2889.
Dedication Émile Lemoine (1840-1912)
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation trumpet, 2 violins, viola, cello, bass, piano
Discography MusicBrainz
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External Links Wikipedia article (French)

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Benfeld's 2-piano arrangement (which we do not have here) was published in 1902 by A. Durand et fils.

Émile Lemoine, civil engineer, founded in 1860 a chamber music society ('La Trompette') and asked Saint-Saëns to contribute a work; this resulted.

Note from Lemoine on the title page of the Saint-Saëns manuscript:
Voici l'historique de ce morceau. Depuis [de] longues années je tracassais mon ami St Saëns en lui demandant de me composer, pour nos soirées de la Trompette, une oeuvre sérieuse où il y ait une trompette mêlée aux instruments à cordes et au piano que nous avions ordinairement ; il me plaisanta d'abord sur cette combinaison bizarre d'instruments répondant qu'il ferait avant un morceau pour guitare et treize trombonnes etc. En 1879 il me remit (le 29 Décembre), sans doute pour mes étrennes, un morceau pour trompette, piano, quatuor et contrebasse intitulé Préambule et je le fis jouer le 6 janvier 1880 à notre première soirée. L'essai plut sans doute à Saint Saëns car il me dit en sortant : "Tu auras ton morceau complet, le Préambule en sera le 1er mouvement." Il a tenu parole et le septuor complet (dont je donne le manuscrit autographe à la bibliothèque du Conservatoire) a été joué pour la première fois le 28 Décembre 1880 (début de nos soirées de la saison). Les artistes étaient : M. Teste (trompette) l'auteur (piano) ; le quatuor MM. Marsick, Rémy, van Waefelghem et Delsart doublé d'un second quatuor : MM. Mendels, Austruy, Wolff et Hegyesi, Contrebasse M. Dereul. Ce septuor peut naturellement se jouer avec un seul instrument pour chaque partie des cordes mais il fait (de l'avis de l'auteur) meilleur effet si le quatuor est doublé ! Il est très beau avec l'orchestre, je l'ai entendu ainsi aux Concerts Colonne.
Paris le 2 avril 1894
E. Lemoine