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CHARLES GOUNOD - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 01/27/1873 - HFSID 49803

The “Ave Maria” composer sends lyrical letter of thanks to a fan, claiming to simply be “a Shepherd fleecing his sheep” Autograph letter signed: "Ch. Gounod", in purple ink, 1p, 4½x7. St. Jean, France. 1873 October 27.

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CHARLES GOUNOD
The “Ave Maria” composer sends lyrical letter of thanks to a fan, claiming to simply be “a Shepherd fleecing his sheep”
Autograph letter signed: "Ch. Gounod", in purple ink, 1p, 4½x7. St. Jean, France. 1873 October 27. To“My dear little "Sheep"”. In full:How can I thank you for your precious message, and still more precious thought? My joy if only troubled by the regret of depriving you of such a dear souvenir! I am really a Shepherd fleecing his sheep. However, many thanks, and God bless you and yours for ever and especially this coming year”. French composer Charles Gounod (1818-1893) is best known for his religious works and operas, including Faust (1959), Mireille (1864) and Romeo and Juliet (1867). Later in his life, Gounod, who had lived in England from 1870-1875, wrote his famous musical setting of “Ave Maria”. He also wrote oratorios, symphonies and chamber music. Toned. Left edge frayed. Slightly soiled and worn. Verso worn and frayed. Corners rounded. Otherwise, fine condition.

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