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CHARLES GOUNOD (1818-1893) Signed Autograph Musical Manuscript entitled «Spring Song».
9 systems of 3 staves for voice and piano and 10 staves for the singing of the 2nd and 3rd couplets. The whole occupying 5 pp. on 4 ff. in-4 oblong. Melody composed in 1849 on a poem by Eugène Tourneux, which would be published in 1860 by Meissonnier fils. Autograph Signed «Ch. Gounod»: «to my dear pupil and friend Rosalie Jousset, 27th April 1856». (In French) This Rosalie remains famous as the dedicatee of the original melody of the Ave Maria composed by Charles Gounod after a prelude by Bach.