MOMIGNY (Henri Lysias de)


Autograph music booklet presented to his future wife.

[Paris, between 1820-1822]

Portefeuille in-12 oblong (140 x 185 mm), long-grained red morocco, gilt flower frieze, mention Offert à Melle Sophie Papegay par Lysias de Momigny, green paper endpapers, in leaves, booklet of 5 double sheets of embossed music paper; binding and corners rubbed, missing the headpieces (Susse Papetier de S.A.R. le Duc de Berry).

Charming music manuscript given by Henri Lysias de Momigny (b. 1797) to his future wife Sophie Papeguay (b. 1794).
It consists of 20 pages of embossed music paper, 9 of which bear compositions in black ink and 5 are enhanced in color.

In 1819, the young Henri Lysias de Momigny was second lieutenant in the bodyguards of H.R.H. Monsieur, the future Charles X. He married Mademoiselle de Momigny in 1822. In 1822, he married Mademoiselle Sophie Papegay, to whom this volume is dedicated. Son of musician and music theorist Jérôme-Joseph de Momigny (1762-1842), he composed the music for two musical pieces with lyrics by Marceline Desbordes-Valmore: Blanche et Rose! and Les Reproches!

The manuscript contains the following pieces:
Le Chevalier mourant au champ d'honneur. Lyrics by Monsieur Auguste Daniel. Dedicated to Madame Rose de Momigny (author's mother).
Le Nouveau sentiment. Lyrics by La Mothe Langon. Dedicated to Madame de la Chardonnière.
Le Cercueil. Sur la mort de S.A.R. Monseigneur le Duc de Berry. Words by Monsieur Huillard de Bréholles. Dedicated to Monsieur le Comte d'Escars. Capitaine des gardes du corps de S.A.R. Monsieur. Signed Lysias de Momigny fecit.
The thought of happiness. Words by Monsieur le chevalier de Querellec. Dedicated to Monsieur Foignes.
Il n'est plus là. Words of Monsieur Brians. Dedicated to Madame La marquise de (?).
Le Vieux troubadour. Lyrics by Ch. Berceau (from Caen). Dedicated to Mademoiselle Sophie Papegay.Le Soupçon d'amour. Paroles de Monsieur le chevalier de Querellec. Romance dédiée à Miss Emilie Anna Watson.
Le page de l'aveugle. Parole de Louis Guérin. Dédié à Mme de Joufrey.

We enclose the 1822 marriage contract between Henri Lysias de Momigny and Sophie Papeguay.

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