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considerably from that in the pub-
lished pianoforte score (for the Opera,
see Add. 29341, 29342, below). Two
harps, a triangle, etc., are introduced
iu the orchestra, f . 258.

13. Overture in C. "Re-instrumented
and altered; Paris, 23 May, 1868."
Begins with the same passage as
"Blanche de Nevers " (see Add.
29361, 29362, below), but is other-
wise different from it. f. 299.

14. Overture to "L'Enchanteresse" ;
with organ, harp, triangle, etc. Dated
Paris, June, 1868. Differs from the
overture assigned to this Opera in
Add. 29344 (below), f. 332.



Egerton 2829, ff. 6-9.

Paper ; a.d. 1837. Small folio.

" Air compose expressement pour le debut de Duprez dans ' les
Huguenots,' par Meyerbeer, qui lui a envoye,'ecrite de sa main,
I'ebauche ci-incluse. — Cet air inedit a ete chante 10 fois par Duprez —
en 1837 — et supprime comme inutile." The above description is signed
" G[ilbert] Dupiez." The music was written for insertion in Act v of
the Opera, as an alternative to the original setting of the scene begin-
ning " II I'aura ! oui. Courons aux armes," following the air " A la
lueur de leurs torches," as published in 1836. The melody only of the
first part of the air is given, but the second portion of it has the
pianoforte pai't written under it, in score, followed by a neat copy of
the same.



Additional 29329, 29330.

Paper ; ff. 195, 247. [a.d. 1837.] Folio.

" Catherine Grey " : English Opera in 3 Acts, with overture,
symphonies, and accompaniments for flutes, oboes, clarinets, cornets-a-
piston, bassoons, trumpets, serpentone, triangle, drums, cymbals, harp,
and sti'ings, in score, by M. W. Balfe [1837]. In one or two scenes a
military band is introduced on the stage. Mostly autograph. In two
volumes. Characters : Elizabeth, Hertford, Catherine, Lord and Lady
Grey, Cecil, Warner.



OPERAS. - 429

Additional 29331, 29332.

Paper ; ff. 228, 224. a.d. 1837. Folio.

"Joan of Arc" : Opera in 3 Acts, with overtures, symjihonies, and
accompaniments for flutes, oboes, clarinets, trumpets, horns, bassoons,
trombones, ophicleide, triangle, drums, cymbals, harp, organ, great bell,
and strings, in score, by M. W. Balfe, finished 12 Oct. 1837. Partly
antograpli, partly in the hand of J. H(?). Mapleson. In two volumes.
For an agreement between the composer and Alfred Bunn for the
production of this Opera, see Add. 29498, f. 5. Characters : Madelon,
Dunois, Theodore, Badet, Renaud, St. Catherine, Joan, Agnes, the
King, a Corporal, Beauvais, Piccardy ; with Choruses of Peasants and
Soldiers.

Additional 30901b.

Paper ; ff. 4. a.d. 1837. Folio.

RoMANZA, beginning "Bella immagin del mio bene," introduced by
Signora Echerlin, in the character of Isabella, in Rossini's " L' inganno
felice " ; with symphony and accompaniment for flutes, oboes, clarinets,
horns, bassoons, strings, etc., in score. By [Sir] J[ulius] Benedict,
London, 26 Nov. 1837. Autograph.

Additional 32211, ff". 1-96.

Paper; a.d. 1837, ei'c. Oblong folio. The MS. also contains a Song (18th-
19th cent.), described below.

Portions of two ballets, in score, by [J. N.] Hummel. Autograph.

1. " Das Zauber-glockchen": consisting i f. 1.

of four numbers, written for flutes 2. " 4 Num[m]crn zum Viganoischen

(including piccolo), oboes, clarinets, Ballet, 'Das Zauberschlosa ' " ; the

bassoons, horns, trumpets, drums, last two unfinished. The first two,

trombones, and strings, with a sepa- which are described as nos. 11 and

rate score for the military drum, 12, are written for flutes, clarinets,

bass-drum, cymbals, and triangle. , oboes, bassoons, horns, trumpets, and

Dated at the end (f. 48) 2 Feb. [1]837. strings, f. 53.

Additional 34279b, ff. 68-88.

Paper; a.d. 1837 (see below). Quarto. See also under Motets (vol. i, p. 299).

Quartet and chorus, " What shall he have that kill'd the Deer " ;
from the "Comedy of Errors," 1819, by [Sir] H. R. Bishop. Tran-
scribed by George Leng, Hull, 1837. Flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon,
horn, trumpet, drum, trombone, and string parts.

Additional 35023, f. 22b.

Paper; about 1837. Quarto. See also under Anthems (vol. i, p. 100).

Air, " With lowly suit," with pianoforte accompaniment, in score.
[From "No song, no supper," by S. Storace, 1790.] Copied by Eliza
Wesley.



430



VOCAL MUSIC— SECULAE.



Additional 32671, passim.

Paper ; about 1837-1843. Oblong quarto. See also under Cantatas (above,
p. 22), Songs (1842-1843), below, and Sketch-books (1837-1843) in vol. iii.

Fragments of Operas from a sketch-book of mu.sical compositions
]jy Michael WilHam Balfe.



1. " Programme of ' Elfrida '" ; 8 Nov.
1840. Characters : Romito, Gabriella,
Amleto, etc. f. 1.

2. Fragment from " Joan of Arc "
[1837]. f. 2.

3. Sketches for "Elfrida." ft. 2-19
passim, 20-28b.

4. " Cabaletta aria per Lina " ; probably
from an Opera in which one of the
characters bore that name (see no.
11, below), but possibly written for
Mme. Balfe, nie Lina Roscr. f. 19.

5. " Remember me in that dear hour."
f.l9.

6. "Now or never, if you like to have
me." f. 29.

7. Sketches [for "Le puits d'amour,"
1843]. ff. 31-34.



8. "A qui dans ma miscre " : air for
[Mme. Anna] Thillon ; probably in-
tended for the same vrork. f. 38.

9. Serenade from "Joan of Arc." f. 38.

10. " Bonheur, descends"; and " Toi
que I'hymen nous donne." Probably
intended for " Le puits d'amour."
ff. 38b, 39.

11. Duet (Lina and Guglielmo), beg.
"Mi dicevan che un Marito." f. 39b.

12. "Couplets, M. Henri," beg. "Veil-
lant pendant les nuits " ; and "De
ce bandit, ah, I'audace." Apparently
from "Le puits d'amour." ff. 42, 43.

13. "Les voila, toutes trois." [Prom
"Les quatre fils Aymon," begun in
1843.] f. 43b.



Additional 35026, ff. 21-69 passim.

Paper ; a.u. 1837-1862. Quarto. See also under Albums (1836-1895), in vol. iii.

Fragments of Operas, in pianoforte score and autograph, unless the
contrary is stated.



1. Prayer (a 4) from the "Siege of
Rochelle," 1837, beg. " Oh, Thou who
lookst upon the battle." " ]\I. W.
Balfe." f.21.

2. The melody of "A te, o cara." [From
Bellini's "I Puritani," 1835.] In the
hand of Giovanni Battista Rubini,
London, 20 Aug. 1841. f. 42.

3. The first few bars of " Tu che a Dio
spiegasti 1' ali " [from Donizetti's
" Lucia di Lammermoor," 1835]. In
the hand of J. Sims Reeves, London,
15 March, 1849. f. 46.

4. liuniauza from " Pietro il Grande,"



beg. " Deir amista." London, 17
August, 1852. "JuUien." f. 51.

5. Beginning of the overture to " Stru-
ensee," London, July, 1855. " Gia-
como Meyerbeer." f. 57.

6. Beginning of "J'aime bonne Com-
pagnie " ; from "Le Vampyr," Lon-
don, 1853 [originally produced in
1828]. "P. V. Liudpaintner." f. 66.

7. " Amami, Alfredo, quanto t' amo" ;
from " La Traviata," London, 5 May,
1862 [originally produced in 1853].
"G.Verdi." f . 69.



Additional 29333.

Paper ; ff. 409. a.d. 1838. Folio.

Opera [" Diadeste," or " The veiled woman "], in 2 Acts, with
overture, symphonies, and accompaniments for flutes, oboes, clarinets.



OPERAS. 431

cornets-a-piston, horns, bassoons, trombones, ophicleicle, triangle, drums,
cymbals, harp, and strings, in score, by M. W. Balfe [1838]. Characters :
Celina, Zambo, Countess, Ursula, Manfredi, Steno ; with Choruses (a
6, etc.).

Additional 29334.

Paper ; fE. 449. a.d. 1838 (?). Folio.

" Falstaff " : Italian Opera in 2 Acts, with symphonies and
accompaniments for flutes, oboes, clarinets, cornets, horns, bassoons,
trombones, serpentone, drums, and strings, in score, by M. W. Balfe,
1848 (? 1838). Characters : Page and Ford and their wives, Falstafl",
Carlo, Rosa, Annetta, Maria, Ursula ; with Choruses of Witches, etc.

Egerton 2746, ff. 3, 3b.

Paper ; a.d. 1838-1839. Folio. Other portions of the MS. are described in
vol. iii.

Sketch of the people's chorus (melody and bass only) from Act ii
of "Rienzi" [1839], by Wilhelm Richard Wagner. AiUojraph.

Additional 27729.

Paper ; ff. 209. a.d. 1840. Quarto.

"'The Fortunate Isles,' or 'The Triumphs of Britannia': An
Allegorical National Masque, by J. R. Blanche. Produced at the
Theatre Royal, Covent Garden, on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 1840, In
Honour of the Nuptials of Her Most Gracious Majesty. The music
composed and selected by H. R. Bishop, Mus. Bac." Aidograph. The
symphonies and accompaniments are written for drums, cymbals, trom-
bones, trumpets, horns, flutes, oboes, clarinets, bassoons, harp, triangle,
and strings. In score. At the end (ft'. 202-209) is the printed libretto,
with a list of the principal characters and performers (including Mme.
Vestris).

Additional 30974.

Paper ; ff. 429. About 1840. Large folio.

" Saffo " : Opera in 3 Acts, with preludio, symphonies and accom-
paniments for flutes, oboes, clarinets, horns, trumpets, bas.soons, trom-
bones, serpent, harp, drums (timpani and gran cassa), and strings, and
a banda or military band consisting of fliigel-horns, cornets-a-piston,
sistro C? = triangle), tamburri, tam-tan, etc., in score, by Cavaliere
Giovanni Pacini [1840]. The Italian text is frequently accompanied
by a literal English translation. Characters : Ippia, Alcandro, Faone,
Saffo, Climene, Lisimaco, Dirce ; with Choruses of Priests, etc.



432 VOCAL MUSIC— SECULAR.

Additional 33305.

Paper ; ff . 189. Before 1841. Oblong folio.

Opera [" U Ratto di Proserpina^'], in 1 Act, with symphonies and
accompaniments for flutes, oboes, clarinets, horns, trumpets, Ijassoons,
trombones, drums, and strings, and a figured bass (in the recitatives)
for pianoforte, in score, ])y [John Fane] Lord Burghersh [11th Earl
of Westmorland, 1841]. Published in London in 1S45. Characters :
Proserpina, Clori, Pluto ; with Choruses of Nymphs, Furies, etc.

Additional 29335.

Paper ; ff, 448. [a.d. 1843.] Folio.

Opera ["The Bohemian Girl"], in 3 Acts, with overtm-e, sym-
phonies, and accompaniments for flutes, oboes, clarinets, trumpets,
cornets, horns, basset-horn, bassoons, trombones, ophicleide, tambourine,
drums (including tambour), harp, and strings, in score, by M. W. Balfe
[1843]. Autograjjh. Nos. 2 and 4 and the lieginning of the Finale
are missing from Act i, and the two Marches from Act ii ; Finale ii is
inserted after the chorus "Happy and light of heart." Characters:
The Count, Florestein, the Queen, Devilshoof, Arline, Thaddeus, the
Captain of the Guard ; with Choruses of Soldiers, Nobles, Vassals,
Hunters, and Gipsies.

Additional 29337, 29338.

Paper ; ff. 178, 234. [a.d. 1843.] Folio.

" Le Puits d'amour " : Opera in 3 Acts, with overture, symphonies,
and accompaniments for flutes, oboes, clarinets, cornets, horns, l^assoons,
trombones, triangle, drums, cymbals, and strings, in score, by| M. W.
Balfe [1843]. Autograph. In two volumes. Characters: Fulby,
Bolbury, Geraldine, La Princesse, Le Comte Salisbury, Le Roi,
Nottingham.



"O'



Additional 32672, passim.

Paper ; a.d. 1843 (watermark)-18Gl. Folio. See also under Cantata (above,
p. 23), and Songs (1858-1859), below.

Fragments of Operas from a sketch-book of musical compositions by
Michael William Balfe.



1. " The voice of our country." f. 1. i Spadillo, Avaro, cic. ff . 12-24b

2. Finale to Act ii of " Elfrida." f. 2. | 7. " Tear-drops." f. 26b.

3. Selections [from "The Maid of Ho-
nour," 1847]. ff. 3-8b.

4. "Ah, costui mi servira." f. 11 (see
also f. 12).

5. Overture in D. f. lib.

6. "New opera [? ' Le Roi s'amuse'],
1848, Manchester, 12th Sep." Cha-
racters : Duke, Bernard, Rinalfo,
Sforza, Villani, Arnoldo, Bertuccio,



8. "Married well" [from " The Bond-
man," 1846]. f.29b.

9. "Oh do not, do not disapprove."
f. 30b.

10. " Oh who can deny." ih.

11. "Come with me; I'll dry thy tears "
f. 31.

12. " C'est pour le jour de Sainte Claire "
[from "La Sicilienne," a French



OPERAS.



433



version of ' ' The Sicilian Bride," 1852] .
f.32.

13. "When other lips" [different from
the well-known tunc in "The Bo-
hemian Girl "]. f. 33.

14. More Sketches for " La Sicilienne."
ff . 34b-47 imssim.

15. Finale to "Keolanthe." f. 52.

16. " Ach, main Andrea"; probably
from a German version of "The
Daughter of St. Mark." f. 52b.

17. "The star may but a meteor be."
f.53.

18. " 'Tis midnight deep." f. 55.

19. "New opera ['Rose of Castille'],
Sept. 1857." ff . 57-58.



20. Opening chorus, beg. " The ruthless
hand." f. 65.

21. "Come, open y' casement." f. 67.

22. " While I gaze on those dear eyes."
f . 68b.

23. "I'll tell thee how our good Old
King" [?from "The Puritan's
daughter," 1861]. f. 70b.

24. " Down with the rascals." f. 74b.

25. " The light of other days " [different
from the well-known song in ' ' The
Maidof Artois"]. f.76.

26. "Yes, thou must cease": duet
from Finale i [of " The Puritan's
daughter "]. f. 94.



Additional 29339, 29340.

Paper ; ff. 163, 280. [a.d. 1844.] Folio.

" [Les] Quatre Fils Aymon " : Opera in 3 Acts, with overture,
symphonies and accompaniments for flutes, oboes, clarinets, trumpets,
horns, bassoons, trombones, triangle, drums, harp, and strings, in score,
by M. W. Balfe [1844]. Mostly autograph. In two volumes.
Characters : Ivon, Olivier, Richard, Alard, Renaud, Hermine, Beau-
manoir, Claire, Yolande, Eglantine, and Hubert.

Additional 29341-29343.

Paper; ff. 173, 211, 194. [a.d. 1844.] Folio.

Opera [" The Daughter of St. Mark "], in 4 Acts, with symphonies
and accompaniments for flutes, oboes, clarinets, trumpets, cornets,
horns, bassoons, trombones, ophicleide, drums, harp, clock, and strings,
in score, by M. W. Balfe [1844]. Autograph. In two volumes. Of
Act iv, only the last scene is given ; for the overture, see Egerton
2740, f. 258. Characters : Catarina, Adolphe, Mocenigo, Andrea,
Lusignan, Strozzi ; with Choruses of Gondoliers, Priests, Assassins, etc.



Additional 29344, 29345.

Paper ; fi. 200, 259. [a.d. 1845.] Folio,

" The Enchantress " : Opera in 3 Acts, with overture (different
from that in Egerton 2740, f. 332), symphonies and accompaniments
for flutes, oboes, clarinets, trumpets, cornets, horns, bassoons, trombones,
ophicleide, drums, [cymbals,] harp, organ, and strings, in score, by
M. W. Balfe [1845]. Chie&y autograjjh. In two volumes. Characters:
Nugues, Ramir, Fra Antonio, Sylvio, Stella, Mathanasius, Hermit,
Duke, and Galeas ; with Choruses (a 5, etc.) of Sailors, Soldiers, Guests,
Pirates, Nobles, etc.

II 2 F



434 VOCAL MUSIC— SECULAR.

Additional 29346, 29347.

Paper ; ff. 170, 287. [a.d. 1846.] Folio.

" Bond-man " : Opera in 3 Acts, with overture, .symphonies and
accompaniments for flutes, oboes, clarinets, trumpets, horns, bassoons,
trombones, ophicleide, triangle, drums, cymbals, harp, and strings, in
score, by M. W. Balfe [1846]. Autograph. For a "pas de cinq"
written for Act ii, .see Egerton 2740, f. 101. In two volumes. Charac-
ters : Grisette, Jaloux, Corinne, Count, Marquis, Ardenford, Morliere,
Attrappe, Mal-apropos, Noblemen, Huntsmen, etc.

Additional 35156.

Paper; ff.246. About 1846 (date of production). Folio. Belonged to F.
Goring, of Florence.

" Attila " : Opera in 4 Acts, for solo voices and chorus (from 2
to 8 voices, and once in unison), with symphonies and accompaniments
for flutes (including ottavino), oboes, clarinets, horns, trumpets, corno
inglese, bassoons, trombones, serpent, drums, harp, and strings, in full
score, by Giuseppe Verdi. Autograph. Most of the numbers are
signed at the beginning by the composer. For another copy see
Add. 33951, below. Characters : Attila, Oclabella, Uklino, Ezio,
Foresto and Leone ; with Choruses of Huns, Ostrogoths, Exiles,
Slave Maidens and Youths, Roman Officials, Aquileians, Priestesses,
Druids, Warriors, etc.

Additional 29348, 29349.

Paper ; ff. 216, 312. a.d. 1847. Folio.

" The Maid of Honor " : Opera in 3 Acts, with overture, sym-
phonies, and accompaniments for flutes, oboes, corno inglese, clarinets,
trumpets, horns, bassoons, trombones, ophicleide, triangle, drums,
[cymbals,] harp, and strings, in score, by M. W. Balfe. Finished
4 Dec. 1847. Autograph. In two volumes. Characters : Lady
Henriette, Alison, Sir Tristram, Lyonel, Walter, Queen, Country
People, Huntsmen, Soldiers, Demons, etc.

Egerton 2499, 2500.

Paper ; ff. 170, 1-34. 1st half of 19th cent. Oblong folio.

"Il Demetrio e Polibio" : Opera in 2 Acts, with symphonies and
accompaniments for flutes, oboes, clai'inets, horns, trumpets, bassoons,
and strings, in score, by Rossini [1812]. Appai'ently copied for
Giovanni Ricordi of Milan. In two volumes. Characters : Siveno,
Polibio, Cano, Eumene, Lisinga, Onao, and Olmira.



OPERAS. ' 435



Egerton 2503, 2504.

Paper ; ff. 200, 133. 1st half of 19th cent. Oblong folio. Belonged to J. A.
Walker and to Henry Forbes.

" Elisabetta, Regina d' Inghilterra " : Opera in 2 Acts, with
symphonies and accompaniments foi- flutes, oboes, clarinets, horns,
trumpets, bassoons, trombones, drums, corni inglesi, and strings, in
score, by Rossini [1(S15]. In two vohimes. Characters : Norfole
(sc. Norfolk), Guglielrao, Elisabetta, Matilde, Leicester, and Enrico.



Additional 30790, 30791.

Paper ; ff. 226, 335. 1st half of 19th cent. Olilong folio.

" II Bravo " : Opera in 3 Acts, with preludio, symphonies, and
accompaniments for flutes, oljoes, clarinets, bassoons, horns, trumpets,
trombones, serpent, ophicleide, drums, harp, and strings, in score, by
Mercadante [1839]. In two volumes. Characters: Foscari, Luigi,
Violetta, il Bravo, Pisani, Michelina, Cappello, Marco, Teodora ; with
Chorus of Spies (Esploratori).

Additional 30901a.

Paper ; ff . 210. 1st half of 19th cent. Oblong folio.

" L' Inganno felice": Farce in 1 Act, with symphonies and
accompaniments for flutes, oboes, clarinets, horns, bassoons, trumpets,
and strings, and a figured bass for pianoforte, in score, by Rossini.
According to Riemann (Ojiern-Handbuch, p. 229) this work was
originally [1812] in 2 Acts, but was afterwards reduced to 1 Act for
the performance at Paris in 1819, when it appeared as " L' inganno
fortunato." The present MS. was prepared for representation [? at
Her Majesty's Opera] in 1837, when at least two songs appear to have
been written for it, one (alluded to at f. 83b) "from Mr. Catone," and
another (f. 145) described, apparently in Balfe's hand, as " Romanza —
Isabella." Characters : Isabella, Tarabotto [(?) = Jarabotto], Beltrando,
Ormondo, and Battone.

Additional 30902, 30903.

Paper; ff.309, 220. 1st half of 19th cent. Oblong folio. Belonged to
R. Merivale.

" La Donna del Lago " : Melodrama in 2 Acts, with symphonies
and accompaniments for flutes, oboes, clarinets, horns, trumpets,
di'ums, triangle, cymbals, harp, serpent, and strings, in score, by
Rossini [1819], The music for the banda, or militaiy band on the
stage, is in separate score at the end. In two volumes. Characters :
Elena, Uberto, Albina, Serano, Malcolm, Duglas, Rodrigo, Giacomo,
and Bertram ; with Choruses of Warriors, Huntsmen, etc.

2 F 2



436 VOCAL MUSIC- SECULAR.

Additional 30904, 30905.

Paper; ff. 259, 254. 1st half of 19th cent. Oblong folio. Belonged to
R. Merivale.

" La Semiramide" : Opera in 2 Acts, with symphonies and accom-
paniments for flutes, oboes, clarinets, horns, trumpets, trombones, drums,
cymbals, triangle, serpent, and strings, in score, with occasionally a
separate score for the military band on the stage, etc., by Rossini
[1823]. Li two volumes. Characters : Oroe, Semiramide, Assurre,
Arsace, Azema, Idreno, Nino, and Mitrane ; with Choruses of
Magi, etc.

Additional 30911.

Paper ; ff. 327. 1st half of 19th cent. Oblong folio.

" Le Convenienze ed Inconvenienze Teatrali " : Farce in 2 Acts,
with symphonies and accompaniments for flutes, oboes, clarinets, horns,
trumpets (trombini, f. 260), bassoons, trombones (tromboncini, f. 260),
serpent, drums, catulia, and strings, in score, by Gaetano Donizetti
[1827]. At f. 216 a duet, " Senza tanti complimenti," has been
introduced from the composer's " II l)orgomastro [di Saardam],"
written in the same year; and at f. 291 a short Preludio is appended,
apparently intended to supersede the long introductory sinfonia.
Characters : Luigia, Dorotea, Guglielmo, Prospero, Appoggiatura,
Procolo, Impresario, Mamma, Agata, Corilla, Ispettore, Maestro,
Direttore, etc.

Additional 30912, 30913.

Paper ; ff. 236, 145. 1st half of 19th cent. Oblong folio.

" II Furioso [neir Isola di San Domingo] " : Opera in 2 Acts, with
preludio, symphonies, and accompaniments for flutes, oboes, clarinets,
horns, trumpets, bassoons, trombones, drums, and strings, and a figured
bass (in the recitatives) for pianoforte, in score, by [Gaetano] Donizetti
[1833]. In two volumes. In Vol. ii (fF. 54-59) has been inserted a
romanza, " Quando lieto del suo afletto," with accompaniment for
horn, hai'p, and strings, in the hand, and apparently the composition
of Michael William Balfe, who has written his usual signature at
the beginning. Characters : Marcella, Bartolomeo, Cardenio, Xaidama
or Kaidama, Eleonora, and Fernando.

Additional 30979.

Paper ; ff. 407. 1st half of 19th cent. Oblong folio. Belonged to R. Merivale
and to Alfred Mapleson.

" La Cenerentola " : Opera in 2 Acts, with symphonies and
accompaniments for flutes, oboes, clarinets, horns, trumpets, bassoons,
trombones, and strings, and an occasional figured bass for pianoforte,
in score, by Rossini [1817]. Apparently the prompter's copy (see
f. 137). Characters: Clorinda, Tisbe, Cenerentola, Alidoro, Don
Magnifico, Ramiro, and Dandini.



OPERAS. 437

Additional 31773, 31774

Paper ; ff. 116, 208. 1st half of 19th cent. Oblong folio.

" Der FbeyschOtz " : Romantic Opera in 3 Acts, with overture,
symphonies, and accompaniments for flutes, oboes, clarinets, horns,
bassoons, trumpets, drums, trombones, and strings, in score, by Karl
Maria von Weber [1821]. In two volumes. Characters : Kilian,
Cuno, Kaspar, Max, Agathe, Annchen, Ottokar, and a Hermit; with
Choruses of Huntsmen, Invisible Spirits, etc.

Additional 31780, 31781.

Paper; ff. 287, 187. 1st half of 19th cent. Oblong folio.

"Z6mire et Azor": Opera in 2 Acts, with German words, by
Louis Spohr [1819]. The overture, symphonies and accompaniments
are for flutes, oboes, clarinets, horns, bassoons, trumpets (clarini),
drums, trombones, guitar, and strings, in score. In two volumes.
Characters : Sander, Ali, Azor, Zemire, Lisbe, Fatme, and a Fairy ;
with Choruses of Invisible Spirits, etc.

Additional 31792, 31793.

Paper; ff.309, 184. 1st half of 19th cent. Oblong quarto. Belonged to
Thomas Francis Millar.

" Elisabetta, Regina d' Inghiltei-ra : Dramma per Musica in due
Atti," in score, by Rossini [1815]. In a German hand, the Italian text
being accompanied by a German version. In two volumes. Several
short recitatives and Leicester's aria, " Apriti, o terra," which are given
in Egerton 2503, 2504 (above, p. 455), are omitted in the present copy.

Additional 31794, 31795.

Paper; ff. 237, 252. 1st half of 19th cent. Oblong folio. Belonged to
Thomas Francis Millar.

" Otello " : Opera in 3 Acts, with overture, symphonies, and
accompaniments for flutes, oboes, clarinets, horns, trumpets, bassoons,
trombones, drums, and strings, in score, by Rossini [1816]. In a
German hand, the Italian text being accompanied by a German version.
In two volumes. Characters : Otello, lago, Desdemona, Emilia,
Rodrigo, a Gondolier, etc.

Additional 33365.

Paper ; ff. 297. 1st half of 19th cent. Oblong folio.

" Lucia di Lam[m]ermor " : Opera in 3 Acts, with preludes,
symphonies, and accompaniments for flutes, oboes, clarinets, horns,
trumpets, bassoons, trombones, drums, serpent, harp, triangle, and



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strings, in score, by [Gaetano] Donizetti [1835]. Characters : Normano,
Aston, Bidebent, Enrico, Raimondo, Lucia, Alisa, Edgardo, and
Arturo.

Additional 34090, 34091.

Paper ; ff. 202, 230. 1st half of 19th cent. Obloug folio.

" Faust: Eine roniantische Oper in zwey Aufziigen [here divided into
4 Acts] von [J. K.] Bernard " ; with overture, symphonies, and accom-
paniments for flutes, oboes, clarinets, horns, bassoons, trumpets, drums,
trombones, corni di bassetto, and strings, in score. By Louis Spohr
[1813]. In two volumes. Characters: Faust, Mephistopheles, Wohl-
haldt, Wagner, Kaylinger, Mohr, Roschen, Franz, Kunigunde, Hugo,
Gulf, Sycorax ; with Choruses of Spirits, Witches, Wedding Guests, etc.

Additional 34092-34094.

Paper ; ff. 183, 213, 134. 1st half of 19th cent. Oblong folio. Belonged to
John and William Hawes.

" Jessonda " : Grand Opera in 3 Acts, with German text by
E. Gehe, set to music by Louis Spohr [1823]. The overture, sym-
phonies, and accompaniments are written for flutes, oboes, clarinets,



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