Jean-Baptiste Lully Collection

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This project was conceived in 1996 both as a multimedia thematic catalog of the UNT Music Library’s collection of early editions of operas and ballets by the French Baroque composer Jean-Baptiste Lully (1632-1687), and as a nucleus for collecting information useful to anyone studying those works. A pilot version of the Lully Web Project has been on the web since 1997.

With the assistance of a grant from TexShare, we have since scanned the scores and present here full-text versions of all of the volumes in the collection.

In his position of service to Louis XIV, Jean-Baptiste Lully played a significant role in the development of French opera. His works remained historically important during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and have fueled a revival of French baroque music. We hope that this collection of first and second edition prints - themselves a witness to Lully’s popularity in the seventeenth century - will continue to provoke interest into the twenty-first.