- Ravel, Maurice
Daphnis et Chloe: Ballet en un Acte de Michel Fokine, musique de Maurice Ravel.
, Paris, 1949, Cloth, , , Very Good /No Jacket
[i-viii], 1–308, A-G (appendice apres la page 95) Partition d’orchestre, format de poche (octavo-size pocket score). This edition copyright 1913 but printed in 1949. Plate number D. & Cie 8920. "W. Guidez, Gr., Avril 1949 Imp. a A. Mounot, Paris." Black cloth with gold stamping on spine, light wear. he pages, in general, are still supple, but are beginning to oxidize and there is brittleness near the edges. With the signature of composer Burt Levy (1936–2010) on the front pastedown. In preliminaries: principal dancers (Karsavina, Nijinsky, et al.), Chef d’Orchestre () M. Pierre Monteaux, Mise en Scene (), M. Michel de Fokine, and Decors et Costumes, (M. Leon Bakst) listed for first performance at the Theatre du Chatelet Saison Russe organized by M. Serge de Diaghilew [Diaghilev] (8 Juin 1912); nomenclature des instruments.
THE EVENING CLOUD
A cloud lay cradled near the setting sun, A gleam of crimson tinged its braided snow; Long had I watched the glory moving on O'er the still radiance of the lake below. Tranquil its spirit seemed, and floated slow! Even in its very motion there was rest; While every breath of eve that chanced to blow Wafted the traveller to the beauteous west. Emblem, methought, of the departed soul! To whose white robe the gleam of bliss is given, And by the breath of mercy made to roll Right onwards to the golden gates of heaven, Where to the eye of faith it peaceful lies, And tells to man his glorious destinies.John Wilson [1785-1854]