|Howard Mayer Brown|
Jacqueline Morreau / Newberry Library
And the following items were all purchased exclusively with Brown/Weiss funds.
- Two opera scores from the seventeenth century: the first edition of Il Nino, performed in Bologna in 1673; and the first edition of the score for Zéphire et Flore, performed at the Palais-Royal in Paris on March 22, 1688, on the first anniversary of the death of Jean-Baptiste Lully. The opera was largely written by the music master Pierre Vignon, although two of Lully’s sons shared the profits.
- A volume of Bousset’s Airs serieux et a boire from 1702.
- A copy of the C. Ballard score (1706) for Cassandre: tragedie [mise] en musique, François Bouvard and Bertin de La Doué.
- Mattaeus Schenckenberg, German manuscript partbooks from 1599. Some of the music included is known, some unknown: