[Sketch for a song]
- Uniform Title
- Ne' giorni tuoi felici (Sketches)
- Italian. Staff notation.
- Physical description
- 1 score (6 unnumbered pages) : paper, ink, manuscript ; 22 x 30 cm
The Memorial Library of Music is a collection of printed and manuscript scores and composers' letters, dating primarily from the 18th and 19th centuries, but ranging into both the 17th and 20th centuries. Musical genres range from intimate piano works and country dance music to large-scale orchestral and vocal works, with a strong emphasis on opera. Many of the scores are autographs or inscribed by the composer. The original collection was created by George T. Keating and conceived as part of Stanford University's memorial to alumni who gave their lives in World War II. The Music Library actively adds works to the collection, particularly 18th and 19th century operatic works. A guide to the initial collection was completed by Nathan van Patten, professor of bibliography in 1950, and has been heavily annotated over the years. A partial online version is also available. Newer additions are cataloged separately and appear in Stanford's online catalog. Adminstrative files for the collection are available in a separate online collection.
- Publication date
- Title Variation
- First full line of text: Tu mi traffigi il cor
- Fragment (12 measures) of a sketch for Ne' giorni tuoi felici, beginning with the line "Tu mi traffigi il cor". Each page is prepared for 11 lines, suggesting a large accompanying ensemble.
- Title from Catalogue of the Memorial Library of Music, 1950.
- First measure is crossed out.
- Last 2 pages blank.
- "Heinrich Schenker, the great theoretician and Beethoven specialist, has expressed the opinion that this manuscript belongs to the studies which Beethoven wrote while studying with Antonio Salieri"--Catalogue of the Memorial Library of Music, 1950, page 16.
- "The sketches Tu mi traffigi il cor" etc., come from the duet "Ne giorni tuoi felice, Kinsky/Halm pp. 549-550, WoO 93. One of the pages corresponds to the vocal line in bars 74-76 (or 121-123) of the published version ("veggio languir chi adoro"), but the other pages do not correspond exactly to that score, though they resemble it--letter from Alan Tyson, April 12, 1968, inserted in the Catalogue of the Memorial Library of Music, 1950.
- Lyrics from Metastasio's Olimpiade.
- Van Patten, N. Catalogue of the Memorial Library of Music, page 16.
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