General information
Call number at the BM Institute119/A1
Title of the composition Magic Nights [auth.], H 119
Class of the sourceMusical source
Type of the sourceAutograph
Closer specification of the typeautograph score
Language 1Czech
Language 2German
Origin
Date of origin12/1918
Note on the date of originwritten on title page
Place of originPolička
Note on the place of originwritten on title page
Physical description
Diplomatic transcription of the title pagecover: pencil: Les nuits enchantèes. /
next by pen: Kouzelné noci. / The magic Nights. / Die geheimnisvolle Nächte./ Tři písně pro soprán s průvodem orchestru. / na čínské texty: dle „Čínské flétny“. H. Bethge. / B. Martinů. /
next by pencil: 11 bis rue Delambre / Paris 14
inside title page: A madame Theo Drill-Orridge. / Kouzelné noci. / Die geheimnische Nächte. / The magic Nights. / In der Fremde. / cizí rukou tužkou napsáno: V cizině. Přel. V. Kühner. / dále tuží rukou Martinů: (Li-Tai-po.) / 3 flauti / 2 oboi / corno ingl. / Celeste / Arpe / Violino I. (8) / Viol. II. (8) / Viole (4) / V.celli (6) / C. bassi (4.) / B. Martinů / Polička, prosinec 1918. / uprostřed strany vpravo tužkou rukou Martinů napsáno: První provedení 9 března 1924. Koncert Čer. kříže / Mme P. Osuská, / H. Catherine (Opera Comique Paris) / Č. Filharmonie
Number of leaves41
Number of pages bearing notation78
Total number of pages82
Original pagination1-82
Note on paginationby pencil in top external corner
Dimensions (width x height)obálka: 260x325 mm, vnitřní strany: 257x323 mm
Bindingin soft board sewn double sheet, binding violated
Paper characteristicsbeige
Number and arrangement of staves22
Writing instrumentboards: pen (black ink), ink pencil, inside pages: pen (black ink), pencil, blue crayon
Diplomatic transcription of performing forces - 1st page of the score3 flauti / 2 hoboi / corno ingl. / 2 corni / Celeste / Arpe / Violino I. (8) / Viol. II (8) / Viole (4) / V celli (6) / K. bassi (4)
Markings by B. Martinů- page 64th by Martinů´s hand (pencil) in bottom note about pizzicato in strings
- page 23rd by Martinů´s hand (pencil) corrected part of first violin, the same in page 34th
- text incipit: "V cizině: Když vlasti vzdálen spal jsem."
"Tajemná flétna: V tu krásnou noc, když hladkou vůní se květy i lístky stromů chvěly"
- in last page by Martinů´s hand: "fine. / V Poličce / listopad 1918."
Other markings- note and crossing out by black and blue crayon of conductor
- German text is underleyed Czech translation by foreign hand (pencil)
- page 39th inscribe part of soprano by pencil
- title page (inner side) - foreign hand (pencil), in soprano part text of song in Czech
- corrections: scratched out notes on pages: 7, 9, 23, 24, 29, 35, 36, 37, 58, 63, 67, 71, 72, 75
Comments- outher bottom corner wear out
- page numbering by pencil in top external corner
- in page 43rd starting part "Die geheimnischvolle Flöte"
- in page 22nd and 23rd spots in part of celesta
- pages: 78th, 80th and 82th are missing in digitized score
Deposition
Owner of the sourceMoravian Museum Brno
Place of depositionMoravian Museum Brno
Call numberA 40.599
Former ownerŠafránek, Miloš
Date of acquisition1976
Date of acquisition (BM Institute)2011
Source

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Digitisation
Quality of digitisationProfessional
Date of digitisation2011
Note on digitisation6. fáze
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