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The Galeazzi Collection

Call Number: MSS 16

Scope and Contents

The Galeazzi Collection consists primarily of copyists' manuscripts of 19th-century Italian opera excerpts. These excerpts appear as full scores, as vocal scores with piano, or as chamber music arrangements for various combinations of instruments. The Collection also holds copyists' scores of 19th-century chamber music. Composers include Alard, Baldoni, Beethoven, Bellini, Bizet, Boccherini, Borroni, Bottesini, Comandini, Coppola, Donizetti, Federici, Flotow, Galeazzi, Giorgetti, Giuliozzi, Gounod, Haydn, Krommer, Kuhlau, Lipinski, Lombardi, Masseau, Massenet, Mayr, Mayseder, Mercadante, Morlacchi, Mosca, Mozart, Nicolini, Onslow, Pacini, Paër, Paganini, Paoletti, Peri, Perosi, Persiani, Petrella, Petrini-Zamboni, Pleyel, Ponchielli, Ricci, Ronzi, Rossini, Rutini, Schall, Schubert, Sessa, Vaccai, Verdi, and Zingarelli.


  • 1806-1898 (inclusive)


Language of Materials

Materials chiefly in Italian.

Conditions Governing Access

The Papers are open to researchers by appointment. There are no restricted materials in the collection. Please contact the Special Collections staff to schedule an appointment.

Conditions Governing Use

The Galeazzi Collection is the physical property of the Irving S. Gilmore Music Library of Yale University. Copyrights belong to the composers and authors, or their legal heirs and assigns.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The Galeazzi Collection was purchased by the Music Library of Yale University from a member of the Galeazzi family, Marchesa Novella Castiglioni, in 1971.


In 2 series as follows: I. Vocal music. II. Orchestra and chamber music.


4.5 Linear Feet (10 boxes)

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

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Copyists' manuscripts of 19th-century Italian opera excerpts (in full score, reductions, or arrangements), as well as copyists' scores of 19th-century chamber music

The Galeazzi Collection
Edited Full Draft
Compiled by Alfred B. Kuhn
Description rules
Finding Aid Prepared According To Local Music Library Descriptive Practices
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Gilmore Music Library Repository

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