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Delibes

Artist: Delibes 
Born:1836, St Germain-du Val
Died:1891, Paris
Summary:French composer of operettas and ballets.
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Delibes Biography


(Clément Philibert) Leo Delibes (February 21, 1836 – January 16, 1891) was a French composer of Romantic music. He was born in St. Germain-du-Val, France.

After training under Adolphe Adam at the Paris Conservatoire, he worked as rehearsal accompanist at the Théâtre Lyrique and as an organist before coming to popular attention with his ballet Coppélia (1870); its title referred to a doll, depicted in the work, which comes to life. Other ballets include Sylvia (1876), and La Source (1866), which he wrote with Minkus.

Delibes also composed various operas, of which the last to be completed, the lush orientalizing Lakmé (1883), contains the famous coloratura showpiece the Bell Song ('Où va la jeune Indoue') and the Flower Duet, a barcarolle that British Airways commercials familiarized for non-operagoers in the 1990s. At the time, his operas impressed Tchaikovsky enough for the composer to rate Delibes more highly than Brahms. Judged purely as composers of operas, the modern critic would have to agree.

Delibes added the Divertissement to Adam's ballet Le Corsaire, wrote a Mass, a cantata on the theme of Algiers, operettas and occasional music for the theater, such as dances and antique airs for Victor Hugo's Le roi s'amuse, the play that Verdi turned into Rigoletto.

Delibes died in 1891, and was buried in the Cimetière de Montmartre, Paris.



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Opera Favorites for String Quartet "By Lynne Latham. For string quartet. Instrumental Ensemble - Strings. Selections from favorite operas by Mozart, Bizet, Delibes, Puccini, Offenbach and Massenet. Grade 4. Set of parts. Published by Latham Music Enterprises"

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Sous Le Dome Epais (Duet From 'Lakme') "(Soprano/Mezzo-Soprano Duet). By Leo Delibes (1836-1891). For mezzo soprano voice, soprano voice and piano accompaniment. Vocal. Classical Period. Difficulty: medium. Vocal duet score. Vocal duet notation, piano accompaniment, english translation and int

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Dome Epais "(Flower Duet From Lakme). By Leo Delibes (1836-1891). Edited by Roger Nichols. For soprano/ mezzo-soprano voice duet and piano accompaniment. Classical Period. Difficulty: medium. Vocal score. Duet notation, piano reduction and introductory text. 14 page

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Flower Duet "(From Lakme - for Two Flutes and Piano or Soprano, Flute, and Piano). By Leo Delibes (1836-1891). Arranged by Jeanne Baxtresser Margaret Baxtresser. For Two Flutes and Piano, Soprano, Flute, and Piano. Classical. Set of parts. Standard notation. 8 pages.

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Les filles de Cadix (The Maids of Cadiz) (High Voice). By Leo Delibes (1836-1891). Vocal Solo. 12 pages. G. Schirmer #ST37952. Published by G. Schirmer

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Lakme (Opera) By Leo Delibes (1836-1891). Edited by Claude Averling / Humphrey Proctor-Gregg. Opera. Vocal score. Language: French and English. Published by International Music Company

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Flower Duet By Leo Delibes (1836-1891). Arranged by Nancy Lau. For piano. The FJH Piano Ensemble Series. From Lakme. Single. Intermediate. Single sheet. 8 pages. Published by The FJH Music Company Inc

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Flower Duet By Leo Delibes. For piano. Classical; Film/TV. 2 pages. Published by Hal Leonard - Digital Sheet Music

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Messe Breve By Leo Delibes (1836-1891). Arranged by Dan Krunnfusz. For 2-part choir and keyboard (2-part). Major Work. Medium. Choral score. Published by Roger Dean Publishing

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Flower Duet (from Lakme) By Lí©o Delibes. Arranged by David Marlatt. For 2 Trumpets & Keyboard. Brass - Cornet (Trumpet) Duet; Duet or Duo; Masterworks. Eighth Note Publications. Romantic. Part(s). Duration 00:02:05. Published by Eighth Note Publications

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Pizzicato Polka (from the ballet Sylvia): Score By Lí©o Delibes. Arranged by Mark Williams. For String Orchestra. Classical. Score. 8 pages. Published by Alfred Music. Digital Sheet Music

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Pizzicato Polka (from the ballet Sylvia): 1st Violin By Lí©o Delibes. Arranged by Mark Williams. For String Orchestra. Classical. Part. 1 pages. Published by Alfred Music. Digital Sheet Music

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Pizzicato Polka (from the ballet Sylvia): 2nd Violin By Lí©o Delibes. Arranged by Mark Williams. For String Orchestra. Classical. Part. 1 pages. Published by Alfred Music. Digital Sheet Music

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Pizzicato Polka (from the ballet Sylvia): 3rd Violin (Viola [TC]) By Lí©o Delibes. Arranged by Mark Williams. For String Orchestra. Classical. Part. 1 pages. Published by Alfred Music. Digital Sheet Music

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Pizzicato Polka (from the ballet Sylvia): Viola By Lí©o Delibes. Arranged by Mark Williams. For String Orchestra. Classical. Part. 1 pages. Published by Alfred Music. Digital Sheet Music

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Pizzicato Polka (from the ballet Sylvia): Cello By Lí©o Delibes. Arranged by Mark Williams. For String Orchestra. Classical. Part. 1 pages. Published by Alfred Music. Digital Sheet Music

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Pizzicato Polka (from the ballet Sylvia): String Bass By Lí©o Delibes. Arranged by Mark Williams. For String Orchestra. Classical. Part. 1 pages. Published by Alfred Music. Digital Sheet Music

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Le Rossignol (Die Nachtigall) "By Leo Delibes (1836-1891). For Soprano Voice, Flute, Piano. Sheet Music. Text Language: French/German/English. Published by Zimmermann"

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Lakme - Act I No. 2: Flower Duet: Sous le Dome Epais "By Leo Delibes (1836-1891). For 2, 2, 2, 2 - 4, 0, 0, 0, strings, [soprano, mezzo]. French India/Pakistan: Romantic. Full score. Composed 1883. Duration 5 minutes. Published by Edwin F. Kalmus"

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Coppelia (Piano Score). By Leo Delibes (1836-1891). Score. Schott. Piano reduction. 184 pages. Schott Music #ED6782. Published by Schott Music

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