Toinon et Toinette, RH 406 (Gossec, François Joseph)

Sheet Music


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Fynnjamin (2014/10/21)

Publisher. Info. Paris: M. de la Chevardiere, n.d. (1768)
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General Information

Work Title Toinon et Toinette
Alternative. Title Comédie en deux actes
Composer Gossec, François Joseph
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. RH 406
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IFG 25
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 2 acts
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1766-1767
First Performance. 1767 June 20 (or earlier) in Paris, Comédie-Italienne
First Publication. 1768
Librettist Possibly Jean-Auguste Desboulmiers
Language French
Dedication Madame La Ruette
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Classical
Piece Style Classical
Instrumentation voices (Sabord B, Toinette S, LaRoche Bar, Antoine T, Toinon T, Officer B), chorus, orchestra
2 oboes (doubling) 2 flutes (& petites flutes), 2 bassoons, 2 horns, strings
Primary Sources Abschrift score & parts (F-Lm, M 4223)

Misc. Comments

Abschrift also has parts for flutes, though these do not seem to be in score which seems (? may not have looked carefully enough?...) to call only for oboes. Unless the upper two staffs of the final chorus are flute and oboe lines?

In No. 3 "Au mot d'Amour" for example the oboes are replaced by flutes in the score, which seems consistent with the Abschrift's combining ob1/fl1 and ob2/fl2 parts. Richard Mix 23:01, 23 June 2017 (CEST)