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Special Collections: Guide to the Massenet Society North American Branch Records

Collection title: Massenet Society North American Branch Archives
Collection number: MS 330
Dates of collection:
 1867-
Size of collection: 3 boxes

History

The Massenet Society, North American Branch, Inc. was formed from the American members of the London based Massenet Society in 1977. The purpose of the society is to collect, perform, and promote the music of Jules Massenet.

Scope and Content Note

Archive of the Massenet Society, North American Branch, consisting of scores and photocopies of scores of Massenet's works, newsletters of the Society, and copies of the Society's publication, "The Massenet Compendium."

Contents of Boxes

Box 2225

Folder

Opera

1     Amadis (1922)
2     Ariane (1906)
3     Bacchus (1909)
4     Cendrillon (1899)
5     Chérubin (1905)
6     Le Cid (1885)
7     Cléopatre (1914)
8     Don César de Bazan (1872)
9     Don Quichotte (1910)
10   Esclarmonde (1889)
11   La Grande-Tante (1867)
12   Grisélidis (1901)
13   Hérodiade (1881)
14   Le Jongleur de Notre Dame (1902)
15   Le Mage (1891)
16   Manon (1884)
17   La Navarraise (1893)
18   Panurge (1913)
19   Le Portrait de Manon (1894)
20   Le Roi de Lahore (1877)
21   Roma (1912)
22   Sapho (1897) (see Box 2227 Folder 27)
23   Thaïs (1894)

Box 2226

Folder

Opera

1a   Thérèse (1907)
1b   Thérèse (1907) c.2
2     Werther (1892)

Oratorio

3     Ève (1875)
4     Marie Magdeleine (1873)
5     Narcisee: Idylle Antique (1877)
6     La Terre Promise (1900)
7     La Vierge (1880)

Choral Works

8     Cantate en L’honneure du Bienheureux Jean Gabriel Perboyre (1879)
9     O Salutaris (1894)

Opera Aria

Piano/vocal scores-bound

10    Ronde ‘Les Filles de la Rochelle’ (La Grande- Tante)
        Berceuse ‘Dors ami’ (Don Cesar de Bazan)
        Romance-Serenade ‘Ferme les yeux’ (Le Roi de Lahore)
        Venge-moi d’une supreme offense’ (Herodiade)
        Descendons plus bas’ (Le Mage)
       Sous tes coups tu peux briser’ (Le Mage)

Songs

Piano/vocal scores-bound

11   Elegie
      A Colombine
      Les Femmes de Magdala
      Stances
      Vous Aimerez Demain
      Nuit Espagne
      Chant Provencal
      A La Trepassee
      Serenade de Passant
      Sous Les Branches
      Dors Ami
      Il pleuvait
      Chanson de Caprie
      Un Adieu
      Crepuscule
      Souvenir de Venise
      Sonnet Paien
      Serenade D’Automne
      Madrigal
      L’Improvisateur

Incidental Music

12a   Les Érinnyes (1873)
12b   Les Érinnyes (1873) c.2

Box 2227

Folder

Orchestral Scores

1     Cantique
2     Cigal Suite
3     Crépuscule
4     First Orchestral Suite (1865)
5     Parade militaire (1887)
6     Phedra Overture (1873)
7     Le Roman d’Arlequin
8     Simple Phrase
9     Spanish Sarabande
10   Valse Très Lente

Orchestral Suites

11   Scènes Alsaciennes (7th suite d’orchestra 1874)
12   Scènes Pittoresque (4th suite d’orchestra 1881)

Ballet

13   Le Carillon ( 1892)
14   Espada (1908)

Program Booklets

15   Eve (1997 Performance by UMaine Oratorio Society)

Newsletters

16   Summer 1980-July 1987
17   January 1988-July 1989
18   January 1990-January 1991
19   July 1991- May 1992
20   July 1992- July 1993
21   January 1994- Summer 1995
22   November 1996-

Misc.

23   Chanson de Théodora

Books

24   The Massenet Compendium v.1 (2 copies)
25   The Massenet Compendium v.2 (2 copies)


Oversized Opera Score

26   Sapho

27   Lucy Broido. French Opera Posters 1868-1930 (New York: Dover Publications, 1976)

Oversized item: Photograph of Massenet

 

Finding Aids for selected manuscript collections in the Special Collections Department at Fogler Library are accessible online in URSUS, in a browsable Guide to Manuscript Collections. Please contact Special Collections at spc@umit.maine.edu or (207) 581-1686 for further information.

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