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The American Viola Society

lgie

for voice, viola, and piano

Jules Massenet
(1842-1912)
Viola Part Arranged by William Primrose
The New William Primrose Transcriptions Series No. 1

AVS Publications 036

The New William Primrose Transcriptions Series


Previously unpublished transcriptions based on recordings by the great Scottish-American violist
William Primrose
1. Jules Massenet: lgie, for voice, viola, and piano. AVS 036.
(Recorded July 1, 1941, with Marian Anderson, contralto; William Primrose, viola; and Franz
Rupp, piano.)
2. Fritz Kreisler: Polichinelle: Srnade, for viola and piano. AVS 037.
(From the Armed Forces Radio Service Basic Musical Library recording, C-154, with William
Primrose, viola.)
3. Fritz Kreisler: Allegretto in the Style of Boccherini, for viola and piano. AVS 038.
(Recorded July 10, 1939, with William Primrose, viola; and Joseph Kahn, piano.)

lgie

Viola
Transcribed and edited from the recording
by David M. Bynog with bowings and
fingerings by Ron Strauss

(Sadly, and slowly)

Triste et trs lent

B# c

Piano

Jules Massenet
Viola part arranged by William Primrose

(expressive and sustained)


expressif et soutenu
2
Sul D 3
2
(3)
2

# n . 1

3 . 1

3
3
2
3
3
1

1 1
#

1
.
1

4. 2 1
3

. 1 3 4 . 2
.
.

p
p
f
U2 U a tempo 3
n > . 1 2 n > . 1 2 >3 . 3
2
11

1
. 2

F dim.
6

B#

15

B#

21

(imitate the voice)


imitez le chant

3
4
w

1
3

1
1

. . 3 .


B
&

p
F
dim.
dim.
4
(3)
2
.

1 1 3 . 1 . 3 .

1 .
J

J
3
dim.
F
f
0

.
#
B

26

4
(3)

Animez peu peu

.
1

(greatly slow the time)


En retenant beaucoup

Tempo I.
. . . 3 . 1 U1 1 3 .
#.

J
&
f
dim. p
f

(gradually more animated)

4
2 3
3

. . 2 2 . 3 n > . 1 3 n > . 3 . 3

J B J

&
J
3
F
p
dim.
U
(follow the voice)
4
3
la voix
(3)
4 suivez
(2)
U
w

Allargando
1
(3)
3
a tempo 2
3
37
1

1
.
1

1
1
2
2 2
# . j
B #

&

suivez la voix
F dim. p
32

American Viola Society 2014, AVS 036


William Primrose Estate 1941

lgie

Transcribed and edited from the recording


by David M. Bynog with bowings and
fingerings by Ron Strauss

(expressive and sustained)


expressif et soutenu

(Sadly, and slowly)

Viola

B # c

Voice

Triste et trs lent

rall.

? # c
J

B #
F

#
&
?#

ggg
gg

p
.
espress.
imitez le chant

j
j

gg
ggg

American Viola Society 2014, AVS 036


William Primrose Estate 1941

j
#

(sustained)
soutenu

& c
Piano

Triste et trs lent

&

Triste et trs lent

& c

Jules Massenet
French lyrics by Louis Gallet
English lyrics by Charlotte H. Coursen
Viola part arranged by William Primrose

j

gg
ggg

Massenet/Primrose - lgie

B #

&

n > .

j
j
j
j

&
# n #
p
F

.
>
?#

gg

>
ggg
*

U U
.

&

#
&
F
?#

dim.

j
#

U

a tempo

j j

p

a tempo

j
#

>

&
dim.

a tempo

> .


B #

n > .

13

>

j j

ggg

ggg
ggg
g
gggg
ggg

Massenet/Primrose - lgie

17

&

3
(imitate the voice)
imitez le chant

(very expressive and dejected)


trs expressif et avec accablement

# p #
&

_____ doux prin O _____ spring of

temps d'au - tre - fois,


days long a - go,

dim.

F j
. r

n . r
J

Ver - tes sai -sons,


Bloom-ing and bright,

p j
. r j. r

Vous a - vez fui pour touFar have you flut - tered a -

j j
# j
j
j
j
j

& gg

#
gg
ggg
p
F
ggg
#
n .
.
? # ggg

ggg
g F
espress.
imitez le chant
*

B #

21

&

f
#

jours! Je ne vois
way! No more the


J
3

n . r
J

plus
skies

le ciel bleu,
a - zure light,

j j
#
&

n # n .
?#

f

F j
. r

Je n'en - tends plus


Car - ol - ling birds,

j

F

dim.

p j
. r j. r

les chants joy-eux des oi Wa - ken and glis - ten for

j j j
#
p
.

Massenet/Primrose - lgie

B #

25

&

&

?#

En em - por - tant
Bear - ing all joy

. #

cresc.

B #

# f
& J

cresc.

j
.
R

# j j
& #

vain
me

bien ai - m
one, how far

cresc.

Tempo I

dim.

j
j
. R . R

tu
t'en es ______ al from my life hast thou

Uj

. .

Tempo I

n #
f


J
3

Tempo I

que re - vient le prin - temps! Oui! sans re


does the spring - time re - turn! It brings thee

j

#

j
. R

j p Uj j f #
. R .R

En retenant beaucoup

Loved

En retenant beaucoup

l! Et
c'est en
flown! Vain - ly to

f
?#

dim.

dim.

peu peu
j Animez
j
j b j

n.

#.

Animez peu peu

(greatly slow the time)


En retenant beaucoup

29

Animez peu peu

mon bon - heur, _________


from my heart, _________

r
# J . j.
R

seaux!
me!

(gradually more animated)

n . r
J

tour, a - vec toi,


nev - er a - gain

j

n .

Massenet/Primrose - lgie

B #

33

&

# F

dim.

p j
. r

j
. r

le gai so - leil,
Dark is the sun!

n > .

n > .

n. n.
J
J
R
R

.
J R

(with grief)
avec douleur

j
. r j

Les jours ri - ants sont par - tis! Comme


Dead are the days of
de - light! Cold

en mon coeur tout est sombre et gla is my heart and as dark as the

j
j
j
j

&
#
n #
p
F

>
.
?#

>

B #

37

(follow the voice)


suivez la voix

U.

dim.

a tempo

F dim. p Uj
a tempo
#
r
&
. .
c!
Tout
grave! Life

#
&
?#

est
is

fl - tri!
in vain!

j dim. Uj
#

p
U

j
j


J
.
> > > >
a tempo

cresc.

Allargando

suivez la voix

&

Allargando

j
#

>

>

U
w
J

Pour _________
tou - jours!____________
Ev - - - - er - more!____________

Allargando

cresc.

w
w

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