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Sheet music for Leo Delibes
Flute 1, Flute 2 (soprano) — set of parts — Classical
From Lakme. Composed by Leo Delibes (1836-1891). Arranged by Margaret Baxtresser (piano reduction) Jeanne Baxtresser. Sws. Performance Notes by Jeanne Baxtresser The duet Viens, Mallika from Leo Delibes opera Lakme is one of the most enchanting pieces of music I have ever heard. Realizing it would make an equally beautiful duet for two flutes, I made this transcription to hav. Classical. Set of parts. With Standard notation. Composed 1998. 8 pages. Duration 3:45. Theodore Presser Company #114-41019. Published by Theodore Presser Company (PR.114410190).
Lakme, opera en trois actes; reduction concertante d'apres l'orchestre par Renaud de Vilbac — Leo Delibes
piano, 4 hands — —
Composed by Leo Delibes (1836-1891) and Leo Delibes (1836-1891). Arranged by Renaud de Vilbac and Renaud de Vilbac. This edition: spiral bound. Opera. Published by Library Commerce (LC.39087011323088).
high voice / soprano voice — —
Composed by Leo Delibes (1836-1891) and Leo Delibes (1836-1891). This edition: spiral bound. Vocal Song. Published by Library Commerce (LC.39087012009041).
piano — —
Composed by Leo Delibes (1836-1891) and Leo Delibes (1836-1891). Arranged by Erno Dohnanyi and Erno Dohnanyi. This edition: pamphlet. Published by Library Commerce (LC.39087012483766).
Pizzicati : from "Sylvia" ballet ; concert transcription for the piano by Rafael Joseffy — Leo Delibes
piano — —
Composed by Leo Delibes (1836-1891) and Leo Delibes (1836-1891). Arranged by Rafael Joseffy and Rafael Joseffy. This edition: pamphlet. Published by Library Commerce (LC.39087011373455PIZZICATI).
Flute,Clarinet — Play-Along — Classical Period,World,European
Composed by Leo Delibes (1836-1891). Arranged by Michael Axtell/Dan Axtell. Classical Period, World, European. Play-Along. Published by AXTELL MUSIC (S0.191831).
Horn — Book Only — Classical
Composed by Leo Delibes (1836-1891). Classical. Book Only. Novello & Co Ltd. #MUSNOV090539-08. Published by Novello & Co Ltd. (HL.14008569).
Piccolo — Book Only — Classical
Composed by Leo Delibes (1836-1891). Classical. Book Only. Novello & Co Ltd. #MUSNOV090539-02. Published by Novello & Co Ltd. (HL.14018373).
Piano — Score Only — Classical
Composed by Leo Delibes (1836-1891). Classical. Score Only. Heugel & Cie #ALHE07600. Published by Heugel & Cie (BT.ALHE07600).
Piano — Score Only — Classical
Composed by Leo Delibes (1836-1891). Classical. Score Only. Heugel & Cie #ALHE07837. Published by Heugel & Cie (BT.ALHE07837).
The composer was born Clément Philibert Léo Delibes in Saint-Germain du val, February 21, 1836. He began his musical studies in 1847 at the Paris Conservatoire, and began voice training in 1848. He studied composition under Adolphe Adam (Giselle) and became accompanist and chorus master for the Théâtre-Lyrique, and then, in 1864, became second chorus master at the Paris Opéra. He was also organist at Pierre de Chaillot from 1865 to 1871. In 1871 he married Léontine Estelle Denain.
His first stage work was the light opera Deux sous de charbon (Two Pennies Worth of Coal), which was performed at the Follies Nouvelles in 1856. He continued to compose light operas and vaudevilles at the rate of about one per year for the next fifteen years. The success of a ceremonial cantata, Alger, for Napoleon III led to his collaboration with Ludwig (Léon) Minkus on Delibes’ first ballet composition, which was to become La Source, in 1866. It was a ballet with an Oriental theme, which was very fashionable at the time. Delibes’ contributions of Act 2 and the first scene of Act 3 were considered the superior compositions of the work.
Delibes was asked to compose a waltz, Valse, ou pas des fleurs, that was added into the 1867 revival of Adam’s Le Corsaire. This music was combined with his music for La Source to accompany Soir de Fête (Gala Night) for the Paris Opéra Ballet. Choreographed by Léo Stats, the work was seen more than 250 times. The thirty-year-old Delibes was assigned to collaborate on Coppélia with the more-senior Nuitter and Saint-Léon, with whom he had already worked creating La Source. Little is known about the way in which they worked together, but it’s believed that the whole grew out of the Nuitter’s scenario.
Not only is Coppélia notable as Delibes’ first complete ballet score written solo, but it’s also noted as a work that moved ballet music forward in a major step. Delibes provided a generous amount of expressive character in his music — a new idea at the time — to produce music that is a descriptive tone poem. Many find that his music contains early impressionist elements, as well as the new, more sophisticated use of the leitmotif. Sylvia (1876) is considered Delibes’ best ballet — and in fact, the best ballet music before Tchaikovsky, who judged it to be better than his own Swan Lake.
Neither Coppélia nor Sylvia was published in other than piano version at the time of their composition, and that has given rise to a number of different arrangements of the music. Most current productions, however, refer to Delibes’ original version. Indeed, the longevity of the ballet is more often attributed to the strength of the music than to the choreography.
In 1881 Delibes became professor of composition at the Paris Conservatoire. His only other balletic composition was a suite of six dances for a Comédie-Francaise production of Le Roi s’Amuse in 1882. He wrote three operas, including, in 1883, Lakmé, which quickly gained in popularity on both sides of the Atlantic, becoming almost as famous as Bizet’s Carmen.
Delibes died in Paris, January 16, 1891.
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