Lot 108: N. RIMSKY-KORSAKOV. TWO AUTOGRAPH MUSICAL QUOTATIONS FROM "CHRISTMAS NIGHT" AND "THE SNOW MAIDEN", 1908

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Description: on a single leaf, inscribed "à Mademoiselle B Lataste", comprising two quotations on one leaf, each titled by the composer in French and notated in brown ink on single staves

1) "La Nuit de Noël", from Act 3 scene 8, the melody for the off-stage chorus hailing the procession of a young girl and a boy (in a carriage and on a boar), four bars notated on one stave, marked "Andante", without the text, the last bar containing an motif for instruments rather than chorus

2) "Snegourotchka", [The Snow Maiden], the shepherd's pipe-tune (played on the cor anglais) from the scene for Snegurochka and the shepherd at the start of Act 1, the six-bar introduction to his first song 

1 page, oblong (7.c x 14cm), 5-stave paper, cut down from a larger sheet, no place or date, after 1895

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