[MUSIC] CLERAMBAULT, LOUIS-NICOLAS. Cantates Francoises a I. et II Voix. Avec Simphonie et sans Simphonie...Livre Premier. Paris: L...
...Livre Premier. Paris: L'Auteur [and others], 1710 [but after 1715, based on the official titles attributed to the auther]. First edition, second issue, with the reengraved title. Signed twice, at the foot of the title and at the foot of the first sheet of the score. Contemporary green vellum of the period, red titling-piece, marbled endpapers, all edges red. 14 5/8 x 10 inches (370 x 255 mm); engraved title, 104 pp. of engraved sheets of music, engraved Privilege General leaf at the end. Head and toe of the spine chipped, short splits to joints at the head of the spine, light wear but overall a robust copy.
This work contains Clerambault's first opuses i.e. 1-6: L'amour pique par une abeille, Le jaloux, Orphee, Polypheme, Medee and L'amour et Bacchus. Clerambault (who came from a musical background) began his career as the organist the church of the Grands-Augustine (at which time he also entered the service of Madame de Maintenon). Soon after Louis XIV's death, he succeeded Guillaume-Gabriel Nivers to the organ at the church of Saint-Sulpice and of the royal house of Saint-Cyr. The first issue of this book does not mention these later titles, for which the plates were reworked. He customarily signed books of his works as a means of preventing counterfeits.
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