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Carl Maria von Weber: 'Der Freyschütz. Romantische Oper in drey Act [sic]'


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'Der Freischütz', opera in 3 acts (op. 77, J. 277) by Carl Maria von Weber; composed 1817–1821. Libretto by Friedrich Kind. Full score in the hand of a German copyist without most of the spoken dialogue, [c 1824?]. An English hand has added in red ink an English translation by George Soane, which together with the altered names of certain characters (Agathe = Linda, Änchen = Rose, Max = Adolph, Cuno = Bernhard) is that of the Drury Lane production first performed on 10 Nov 1824, which became the most popular English version. Various cuts (sometimes reinstated) and other markings indicate its use in performances in the first half of the 19th century.


  • Creation: [c 1824?]


0.45 Linear metres (3 physical shelfmarks)

Language of Materials

  • German
  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark, e.g. MS. Mus. d. 272, fols. 1-2].

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MSS. Mus. d. 272-274

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 16138


Copyist's full score of 'Der Freyschütz. Romantische Oper in drey Act [sic]', by Carl Maria von Weber, [c 1824?].

Biographical / Historical

Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826) was a composer. See Grove Music Online for further details.

Custodial History

Owned by Robert Mapleson (title-page of vol. 1, 'Robert' partially erased), and 'Herr Reichart, 74 Baker Street, [London]' (flyleaf of vol. 1). An auction lot number "73" is found on a label on the front cover of vol. 1.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred from the Faculty of Music Library, 1995.

Physical Facet

Three volumes bound in half calf with paper covered boards, with spines re-backed.


Oblong octavo

'Der Freischütz', opera by Carl Maria von Weber
EAD version 2019
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Repository Details

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Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom