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ÉLAINE LEJEUNE-BONNIER - ORGANIST & COMPOSER

FINE CONDITION

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Two page folio manuscript of Choral pour Violon ou Violoncelle et Orgue in F minor.  The manuscript is the partitur manuscript for violin and organ dated at top right March 24, 1943.  It also bears the stamps at top left cover, top left 1st page of music and bottom right of the second page of music of the Society of Authors in Paris and the serial number 587981.  Note, the cover states 3 parts, the solo violin parts and solo cello are not included.  That said, it is a complete work.

Lejeune-Bonnier (1921-2015) was the favorite pupil of Marcel Dupré during her student years at the Paris Conservatoire.  She won a first in Duprés class in organ improvisation.  Whilst a student, she was his stand-in at the great organ at St. Sulpice in Paris and he awarded her with the position of Titular Organist of the Choir Organ at St. Sulpice.  A prize winning composer, at a time there were few female composers in France, she won ten including the Viotti Competition for Composition in Vercelli, Italy, the Ricordi Competition for Composition in 1954 where her composition for accordion “Sogno” won first prize and was published by Ricordi as part of her prize and for prize in the composition portion of the Concours Scène Française Tours among others.  She was a full Professor at the Nationale Conservatoire de Le Mans she retired in 1969 and later taught at the Parisian schools and the Conservatoire de Montesson.  She was the organist of French Radio O.R.T. F. (French public radio) from 1960-1969 playing on the famous Studio 104 Danion-Gonzales Organ; now at the Lille Cathedral.  Marcel Dupré, Jean Guillou, Jean Langlais and Olivier Messiaen are a few of the other important organists who played the instrument. )  She was the titular organist of Cathédrale St-Julien du Mans from 1954 and upon her retirement, honorary organist of the Cathedral. (The current titular organist Marie-José Chasseguet was a pupil of hers; her pupil Yves Castagnet is the Titular Choir Organist at Notre Dame in Paris.) Lejeune-Bonnier played recitals throughout France including Invalides, St. Sulpice and St. Merry in Paris, Palais de Chaillot, Cathedrals in Le Mans, Nevers and Chinon.  She is buried at Père Lachaise.

Lejeune-Bonnier was a prolific composer for the organ, piano, chamber and other instruments as well as voice.  It would appear this little “choral” was not published.

Light foxing, else fine.