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Lefebvre, Louis Antoine
RECUIEL D'ARIETTES AIRS TENDRES, DUO &c AVEC ACCOMPAGNEMENT COMPOSE PAR M. LE FEBVRE
Paris: A Paris chez l'auteur quay de Bourbon Isle St Louis a` co^te? de l'ho^tel de Jasso. Mr Bayard rue? St Honore? a` la Regle d'or. Mr Le Clerc rue? du Roule a` la Croix d'or. Mlle Castagneri rue? des Prouvaires a` la Musique royalle, 1757. 1st or early edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Choral score for a chamber piece by Lefebve, 9 oblong sheets folded once to double-sided 36 - title page, 30 pages of musical score, Royal statement. Leaves have been excised from a larger volume, the music choral score paginated 121 - 150. The "Extrait du Privilege du Roy" grants exclusive rights to the printers to publish Lefebvre's work, proclaimed 17 May 1757 and issued 28 May 1757. (Unauthorized use carries a fine of 3000 pounds!). Musical sheets have untrimmed edges, soiled about edges. Laid-into an oblong folder of fine brown linen-covered boards and floral-patterned French endpapers probably 19thc. Lefebvre (c1700 - 1763) was a French composer and organist at the royal church of St. Louis-en-l'Isle (as he is identified on the title page here). He composed mostly vocal music, mostly motets, airs and cantailles for which he was popular in Paris. We could find only 2 copies of choral works in French (most in Latin) acribed to Lefebvre that postdate 1757, both at the Biblotheque Nationale de France.
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