Acquired through the Lucie King Harris Books for Music Fund.
These two volumes contain ten parodies which were presented by the Comédie-Italienne throughout the first half of the 18th century. The works lampoon the operatic tragedies of Jean-Baptiste Lully, composer to King Louis XIV, and his followers and were set to texts by such leading figures as Alan René Le Sage, Louis Fuzelier and Charles-Simon Favart. Each parody contains some music. Some of the works represented in the collection are Les Amants Inquiets, Parodie De Thetis et Pelée; Les Indes Dansantes, Parodie Des Indes Galantes; Fanfale, Parodie D’Omphale; Les Bergers De Qualité, Parodie De Daphnis Et Chloé; Tyrcis Et Doristée, Patorale, Parodie D’Acis Et Galatée; and Raton Et Rosette, Parodie De Titon Et L’Aurore.