Music/Dance Music from Sophie Dupre

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saying that "Mr Stanley Lucas forwarded your letter to me and I regret to say that my engagements on the continent make it impossible for me to accept an engagement in England much before March or April ...", 1 side 8vo., Berlin W. Linkstrasse 21, 16th September
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regretting that he is "obliged to say that - as you can see from the enclosed - my arrangements for the next season are completed ...", 1 side 8vo., 45 Bedford Gardens, 25th March
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image of Fine vintage photo by Islay Lyons in Siena, Italy, signed and inscribed (Sir  Noël, 1899-1973, Actor, Composer & Dramatist)

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to "Douglas Shambler with all my best wishes", showing him three quarters length seated in a can chair, looking directly at the calendar with a cigarette languidly hanging from his hand, 7" x 5", no place, (Italy), no date, circa
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image of Light hearted song 'Les Papillons' ('The Butterflies'), (Louis Albert, 1840-1910, Breton Composer & Scholar)

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F major in 6/8, words by Théophile Gautier (1811-1872), saying that if he could follow the butterflies, he would fly to his beloved's lips, signed and inscribed "Respectful Homage" in French to the soprano Madame Henriette Fuchs, with her blind embossed stamp, lithographed title frame with roses and butterflies, 1+3 sides 13¾" x 10½", Théodore Michaelis, Paris, no date,… Read more
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image of 'Le Temps et L'Amour' for voice and piano, (Francis, 1850-1909, French Composer)

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2/4 in E flat, the words by Maurice Trubert (French painter, poet and musician), an allegory about Love making Time pass, and Time making Love pass, set in a boat where Time wakes and takes up the oars, signed and inscribed in pencil by the composer in French "to Madame S. Tarkin with the author's affectionate homage", 9+1 sides… Read more
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image of 'Bonjour mon coeur', light-hearted song for voice and piano, (Pierre de, 1861-1949, French Composer)

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6/8 in a modal D minor, the words by Ronsard addressed to the poet's bird-like heart, signed and inscribed in French to the soprano Madame Henriette Fuchs "Respectful Homage", from 'Oeuvres Vocales', second collection, 1+2+1 sides 13¾" x 10½", Paris, Rouart, Lerolle & Cie., 9th March short closed tear in fore-edges without loss
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image of 'Nocturne', no. 2 of 'Trois Pièces pour piano', (Gabriel, 1879-1944, French Conductor, Composer & Critic)

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3/4 in D flat, Andante con moto, gently exploiting an apparently simple melody, signed and inscribed to Mademoiselle Renée Schirmer "très amicalement" and dated, 8 sides including advertisements 13¾" x 10¾", Paris, Louis Rouhier, April Inscribed in Grovlez' distinctive hand with a twirl over each 'l'.
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image of 'La Sieste' for tenor or soprano and piano, (Georges, 1860-1908, French Conductor & Composer)

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2/4 in D flat, no. 3 of 'Six Mélodies', the words by Auguste de Châtillon, (1808-1881, French artist and poet), softly singing to his sweetheart, asleep at midday, signed and inscribed in French to the soprano Madame Henriette Fuchs "in grateful homage" and dated, 1+5+1 sides 13¼" x 10½", Paris, Henri Heugel, June guarded with light traces of former… Read more
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image of 'Rapsodie sur des Thèmes Ariègeois' for Violoncello & Orchestra, (Marc, 1886-1931, French Composer)

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Op. 287, on strong but lyrical themes, F minor - F major in 4/4 arranged by the composer for piano and 'cello, composed for the 'cellist André Hekking with the latter's revisions and fingering, signed and inscribed on the cover in French "To Jean Vangeri, in affectionate admiration" and dated, 15 sides and cover + 4 sides 'cello part… Read more
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image of 'La terre les eaux va buvant', mock-serious song for voice and piano, (Pierre de, 1861-1949, French Composer)

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6/4 in B flat, the words by Ronsard telling how the earth drinks from the rain, the trees from the earth, and so on in a cycle, so "why should we not drink?", signed and inscribed in French to the soprano Madame Henriette Fuchs "With Respectful Regards", from 'Oeuvres Vocales', second collection, 1+2+1 sides 13¾" x 10½", Paris, Rouart,… Read more
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image of 'Dernières Roses' for voice and piano, (Louis, 1843-1919, French Pianist & Composer)

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6/8 in D flat, the words by A. Foulon de Vaulx, (1873-1951), describing the thoughts they bring of lost love, signed and inscribed in his bold hand in French 'A souvenir of friendship' to the French tenor Fernand Francell (1880-1966), lithographed cover illustrating the title, 1+7+1 sides 13¾" x 10¾", Paris, Heugel & Cie., copyright … Read more
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image of 'Trois mélodies grecques', signed  (George, 1892-1982, Greek Violinist, Conductor & Composer)

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'Barcarolle', ('Boat song'), 'Averse au printemps' ('A shower in spring'), 'Dans la conque' ('In the sea-shell'), the Greek words (with French version) by Miltiadis Malakassis, (1869-1943, of Missolonghi) are full of images of water and the sea, strikingly set by Poniridy (the piano part sometimes on three staves), signed and inscribed in French "to Madame Olénine, a great artiste,… Read more
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image of Charming and descriptive song 'Les Goëlands' ('The Seagulls') (Louis Albert, 1840-1910, Breton Composer & Scholar)

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for mezzo-soprano or bass, G major in musette style, words by 'the Breton Bard' Auguste Brizeux (1803-1858), asking the seagulls at Nantes to bring the bark setting out for Spain safe to the sailors' loved ones, signed and inscribed in French 'To my dear colleague Homage from his devoted Bourgault Ducoudray', lithographed title frame showing the boat watched by… Read more
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image of Song 'Les yeux de ma mie' ('My sweetheart's eyes'), (Louis Albert, 1840-1910, Breton Composer & Scholar)

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for contralto or baritone, in D minor, in a setting powerful and delicate by turns, words by the Breton folklorist Anatole Le Braz, (1859-1926), describing the images he sees there, including the 'three sailors who went away to sea', signed and inscribed in French "Affectionate Homage" to the soprano Madame Henriette Fuchs, decorative lithograph title with sea scenes and… Read more
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image of 'Marguerite d'Écosse', passionate art song for voice and piano, (Gustave, 1875-1969, French Conductor, Organist, Critic & Composer)

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F sharp minor in 3/4, No. 1 of 'Deux Mélodies', words by Théodore de Banville, (1823-1891), set at the court of Margaret's neglectful husband the Dauphin (Louis XI), and describing her famous kiss on the mouth of the poet Alain Chartier (for the poems he had spoken), although the ugliest man of his day, signed and inscribed in French… Read more
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image of 'Croyance, Méditation pour voix et piano', (Jean-Baptiste, 1830-1914, French Baritone and Composer)

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set for baritone or mezzo-soprano, C major in 3/4, the words by Eugène Manuel, (1823-1901), affirming that whether one is singing, fighting or loving, one must believe in something beyond, signed on the cover 'J. Faure' in pencil with a long flourish and dated, attractive decorative cover in a Greek key border, the back lists 65 other songs by… Read more
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image of 'Menuet La Vallière' for piano, (Francis, 1850-1909, French Composer)

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3/4 in D minor, in stately style recalling Louis XIV's court, signed and inscribed in French "to Mademoiselle with the author's fond homage" and dated, decorative title in pink and light green, 1+5+1 sides 14" x 10¾", Paris, Henry Lemoine, copyright 1895, the inscription 15th February
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image of 'Trois Préludes' for voice and piano, Op. 13, (Henryk, 1870-1942, Polish Conductor, Musicologist & Composer)

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no. V, (4/4 in F), no. VI, (6/8 in B minor), and no. VII (12/8 in G minor), the words in French by Kazimierz (Przerwa-)Tetmajer, (1865-1940, Polish poet, writer and journalist), describing the calm night scene, invoking the music "of my soul" to spread its wings over all, his thoughts and dreams fly up, finally glimpsing, but by now… Read more
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supported by Jackie Cooper, Radio's Favourite Vocalist ... and assisted by Robinson Cleaver", the tunes include "The White Cliffs of Dover ... These Foolish Things ... In the Mood ... South Rampart Street Parade", the organ pieces "The Warsaw Concerto" and "Rhapsody in Blue", and listing the Skyrockets members with their former bands, leader and arranger Paul Fenoulhet (Trombone),… Read more
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image of 'O mon ange gardien', reflective song for voice and piano, (Pierre de, 1861-1949, French Composer)

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2/4 in E major, the words from Francis Jammes' cycle 'L'église habillée de feuilles' ('The church clothed in leaves', 1906), asking his guardian angel, whom he forgot in his delight in the seasons in turn, now to hold his hand, signed and inscribed in French to the soprano Madame Henriette Fuchs "With Respect", from 'Oeuvres Vocales', second collection, 1+4+1… Read more
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