Le désert (David, Félicien)

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Publisher. Info. Paris: A. Meissonnier-Heugel, n.d.[1847]. Plate H.1067.
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Publication noted in the Bibliographie de la France :
36e année, Nº 38, 18 Septembre 1847, p.460, reg.216. . This was not the first appearance of the full score (Schott issued the full score in 1846; see below.)
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Editor First edition
Publisher. Info. Paris: Bureau Central de Musique, n.d.[1845]. Plate B.C. 694.
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Publisher. Info. Paris: Heugel, n.d.(ca.1850). Plate H. 897
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Carolus (2013/8/16)

Language English
Translator John Troutbeck (1832–1899), English text
Publisher. Info. London: Novello, Ewer & Co., n.d.[1876].
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Misc. Notes This file is part of the Sibley Mirroring Project.
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Arrangements and Transcriptions

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For Piano 4 hands

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Publisher. Info. Mainz: B. Schott's Söhne, n.d.[1845]. Plate 8252.
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Marche de la caravane (No.2)

For Organ (Peri)

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Arranger Noël Peri (1865-1922)
Publisher. Info. The Organ's Friend. A New Collection of Pieces for Organ. Part 1. Vol.3. No. 15 (pp.35–38)
Tokyo: Kyōeki Shōsha, (1910).
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Misc. Notes Title: Kōshōtai Shinkō [行商隊進行]
Arranged for organ without pedals.
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Hymne à la nuit (No.4)

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Arranger Henri Vieuxtemps (1820-1881), violin part
Publisher. Info. Leipzig: J. Schuberth, n.d.[1872]. Plate 1053.
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Misc. Notes The piano accompaniment is identical to the viola arrangement, of course, since they were released at exactly the same time (see HMB)! It is not actually certain whether Vieuxtemps arranged the orchestral part for piano here, especially since Schuberth's earlier cello part is compatible with the piano part here. It may be that he used an existing piano reduction of the full score and arranged the vocal part for violin (and for viola).
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For Viola and Piano (Vieuxtemps)

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Arranger Henri Vieuxtemps (1820-1881), viola part
Publisher. Info. Milan: G. Ricordi, n.d.(1872). Plate 20975
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For Cello and Piano (Vieuxtemps/Schuberth)

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Arranger Henri Vieuxtemps (1820-1881), viola part ; Charles Schuberth (1811-1863), cello part
Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Schuberth & Co., n.d.[1872]. Plate 1053.
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Misc. Notes The cello part may be from Schuberth's arrangement @ Hofmeister's Monatsbericht (1861), p.162 (which presumably uses the same piano part as Vieuxtemps' later one, explaining why just the part could be included with the later score - perhaps similar to that originally arranged by David for his 1845 Schott publication?; the viola/piano version is, again, from 1872 as above.)
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General Information

Work Title Le désert
Alternative. Title Ode-symphonie en trois parties
Composer David, Félicien
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IFD 2
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3 parts:
  1. L'entrée au désert (Entering the Desert)
  2. La nuit (Night)
  3. Le lever de soleil (Sunrise)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1844
First Publication. 1845 (vocal score) – Escudier
1846 (full score) – Schott
Copyright Information Publication noted in the Bibliographie de la France 
1e série, 34e année, Nº 39, 27 Séptembre 1845, p.512, r.131.
Hofmeister's Monatsbericht (1846), p.27 (full score, parts)
Librettist Auguste Colin (1804-?)
Language French
Dedication Monseigneur le Duc de Montpensier
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation vocal soli, mixed chorus, orchestra
Related Works Pieces based on 'Le désert'
External Links 1845 libretto (French)