Paris: M. Royol, L. Bathlot, 37 B. de l'Echiquier, .
No. 2 pour Baryton (on lower right of cover). Lithographic sheet music with pictorial cover.  pp. In a contemporary album of musical scores. 1 vols. 4to. Trimmed with loss at fore edge and bottom of cover, in a contemporary binding of brown roan and marbled boards. Shaken, lower hinge cracked but holding, some rubbing. Very good (some works closely trimmed with loss). OCLC: 842311022 (BnF FRBNF43207989). Item #312843
Earliest printing of the celebrated French march, Le Régiment de Sambre et Meuse, composed during the Franco-Prussian war, revived and widely reprinted during the belle époque. Enrico Caruso recorded the song in his sessions with the Victor Orchestra in August and September 1919, and it was subsequently and famously adopted as the Ohio State University march song.
RARE: the only recorded institutional holding is in the Bibliothèque National.
In a contemporary volume of French popular song, including several other patriotic songs on Alsace and the Franco-Prussian war: Vierges d'Alsace, paroles de Raoul Fauvel, musique de Ch. Liebeau (not in OCLC); Les Cuirassiers de Reichshoffen, paroles de H. Nazet et Villemer, musique de Francis Chassaigne (OCLC: 844186911 BnF only); Le Bouton d'Billou. Légende populaire, paroles de Frédéric Deleau, musique de Antonin Louis (OCLC: 843597693 BnF); and one hundred popular tunes from Donizetti (Don Pasquale and Lucie de Lammermoor), Gounod’s Faust, and songs by Auber, Massé, Meyerbeer, Verdi, Weber, etc., up through songs from comic operas La Fille de Mme Angot (1872) and Les Cloches de Corneville (1877).
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