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Concours Music

Sheet music for the Paris Conservatoire annual Concours Competition. To the best of my knowledge all of the pieces below are original Concours music. In some cases, I believe this to be the ACTUAL music used by the musician in the Concours. (please correct me if I am wrong).
 
Bold print indicates the piece has been posted
 
1882 Charles Colin: Deuxieme solo de Concours, Op.39

1883 Georges Guilhaud: Permier Concertino in Sol Minuer [1890, 1894]

Edition: Richault

The origins of this piece are not really known. There are two copies of the Concertino in the collection. The piece shown appears older and has no marks. The paper used is more like rag. The other piece uses smoother paper and has a lot of markup, but no cover or identifying marks. 

1884 Charles Colin: 3rd Solo pour Hautbois ou Saxophone

Edition: Millereau

This item is a bit of a mystery. It is dated 1906 and presented in a similar fashion the the 1909 Concours piece, but there is no mention of this piece being used at the 1906 Concours. In the folder are three copies of music, one is the solo and piano together, and there are two copies of just the solo. They are similar, so only one copy was photographed. Copies show pencil marks and evidence they were well used (binding, repair, well worn). All pages shown.

This piece could have been used at the 1884 Concours, but not by Duvoir. Quite possibly the actual use it falls into the same categoty as the Colin pieces at the bottom of the page.

1885 Gustave Vogt: Quatrieme concertino en re mineur [1889, 1896]

Edition: Richault

This piece is also a bit of a mystery. The inner-cover is handwritten in a style that matches some of the Gillet "signatures" in the collection. This item is not marked-up. There is also an insert.

1886 Charles Colin: Septieme solo de Concours
1887 Stanislas Verroust: Quatrieme solo de concert
1888 Charles Colin: Cinquieme solo de Concours, Op. 45
1889 Gustove Vogt: Quatrieme concertino en re mineur [1885]
1890 Georges Guilhaud: Permier Concertino in Sol Minuer[1883, 1894]
1891 Charles Colin: Sixieme solo de Concours, Op. 46
1892 Comtesse de Grandval: Concerto en re mineur, Op 7 [1900, 1908]
1893 Charles Colin: Solo en sol mineur
1894 Georges Guilhaud: Permier Concertino in Sol Minuer [1883, 1890]
1895 Charles Colin: Cinquieme solo de Concours, Op. 45
1896 Gustove Vogt: Quatrieme concertino en re mineur [1885]

1897 Charles Lefebvre: Piece en la mineur [from Deux Pieces, 1902]

1898 Emile Paladilhe: Solo [1906, 1914] 

Edition: Heugel (Out of Print)

Machine-printed, from the Duvoir Music store. (Not used in the actual Concours). All pages shown.

1899 B.M. Colomer: Fantaisie en la

Edition: Breitkopf (Out of print)

I believe this to be actual music used in the 1899 Concours.

A. Duvoir autograph in upper-left, reinforced bindings.

This piece is not currently available.

All pages shown.

1900 Comtesse de Grandval: Concerto en re mineur, Op 7 [1892, 1908]

1901 Henri Busser: Piece en si bemol [1912]

Edition: Evette & Shaeffer

Machine-printed, from the Duvoir Music store. (Not used in the actual Concours). All pages shown.

1902 Charles Lefebvre: Deux pieces, Op.102 [1897, 1919]

Edition: Durand

I believe this is the actual music used by Duvoir in the 1902 Concours. Duvoir signature, pencil markup.

1903 Henri Dallier: Fantaisie Caprice

Edition: Evette & Shaeffer

I believe this to be actual music used by Duvoir in the 1903 Concours. Note Conservatoire bookstore stamp on cover,

All pages shown.

1904 Louis Diemer: Legende, Op. 52

Edition: Evette & Shaeffer

I believe this to be the actual music used by Duvoir in the 1904 Concours. Pencil markup, reinforced binding.

All pages shown.

1905 Adolphe Deslandres: Introduction et Polonaise

1906 Emile Paladilhe: Solo [1898]

1907 (Joseph) Guy Ropartz: Pastorale et Danses

Edition: Enoch

From the Duvoir Music store. (Not used in the actual Concours). All pages shown.


1908 Comtesse de Grandval: Concerto en re mineur, Op. 7 [1892, 1900]

Edition: Offenbach / Andre

Original sheet music from the 1908 Concours. Oboe, Page 1 and Piano cover both show Duvoir signature and "1908". Also included is an insert with hand-written music.

 1909 Andre Wormser: Ballade en re 

Edition: Wormser (Roder / Biardot ?)

Original sheet music from the 1909 concours. On the cover is writtin in pencil, in Duvoir's hand "1909 Concours". Machine printed. Plus a souvenier copy to Duvoir signed by Wormser. All pages shown.

The copy used in the Concours is shown. That copy is on rag-type paper. The souvenir copy is lithograph on smooth paper. 

According to Tad Margelli in "The Paris Conservatoire Concours Oboe Solos:The Gillet Years (1882-1919)":

** This item is out of print, and was located only by a visit to the Bibliotheque Nationale**

1909

André Wormser: Ballade en ré

Edition: Wormser (OP)

André-Alphonse-Toussaint Wormser was born in Paris on November 1, 1851. He studied piano with Marmontel and theory with Bazin at the Paris Conservatoire, where he won a Premier Prix in Piano in 1872. His cantata

Clytemnestre won him a Prix de Rome in 1875. Wormser died in Paris on November 4, 1926. The atmospheric  Très modéré introduction,  employing an oboe melody against a high ostinato accompaniment, recalls the Sibelius Violin Concerto. This work is distinguished for its sudden mood changes, the presence of a few technically demanding passages within the basically slow tempo of the piece, and some occasional suggestions of Poulenc in the homophonic texture and changing meter.

Premier Prix: Morel (see 1907)

Rigot (see 1906)

Second Prix: Joseph Corne

Jean-Paul Dennes

Premier Accessit: Roland Lamorlette (Opéra-Comique; Société des Concerts du Conservatoire)

Second Accessit: Louis-Marius Speyer

(English horn, Boston Symphony)

1910 Jules Mouquet: Bucolique, Op. 31

Edition: Evette & Shaeffer

Actual sheet music played by Alexandre Duvoir when he was awarded 2nd Prize. Pencil markup, Duvoir signature.


Note: This piece is out of print.

1911 Johann Sebastian Bach: Andante and Finale from the Fifth Sonata
1912 Henri Busser: Piece en si bemol, Op. 22 [1901]
1913 Eugene Cools: Prelude et Danse, Op. 89
1914 Emile Paladilhe: Solo [1898]
 1915 George Frideric Handel: Larghetto and Allegro from Sonate en sol mineur
 1916 Henri Busser: Eglogue, Op. 63
 1917 Amedee Reuchsel: Ballade
 1918 Jules Mouquet: Bucolique [1910]
 1919 Charles Lefebvre: Deux Pieces, Op. 102 [1902]
 (?) Charles Colin: 1st Solo pour Hautbois, Op. 33

We are going to out on a limb here and buck history. Looking at the list of Concours music, we find no mention of this piece. (The list shows other items by Colin, but not this one).

This piece is presented in a similar fashion to the other Concours pieces. Notice the stitched binding, the reinforced solo page, the fancy cover and fancy protective pages. This is a lot of protection and presentation for a machine printed piece. Until somebody will argue otherwise, we will leave it here. All pages shown.

This piece differs some from the Andraud version.

(?) Charles Colin: 4th Solo pour Hautbois Op. 44

Again, we are going to out on a limb here and buck history. Looking at the list of Concours music, we find no mention of this piece. (The list shows other items by Colin, but not this one).

This piece is presented in a similar fashion to the other Concours pieces. Notice the stitched binding, the reinforced solo page, the fancy cover and fancy protective pages. This is a lot of protection and presentation for a machine printed piece. Until somebody will argue otherwise, we will leave it here. All pages shown.

If not a Coucours piece, then there must have been another recital that was important at the Conservatoire.

Note: These works are assumed to be in the public domain per infomation found at IMSLP / Petrucci Library.
 
Tad Margelli's article, "The Paris Conservatoire Concours Oboe Solos: The Gillet Years (1882-1919)" is the basis for this information above. His article is comprehensive and a must read.
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