Scène lyrique pour le concours de composition musicale du Prix de Rome 1926.
This lyrical scene, based on a poem by Henry de Forge (printed libretto enclosed), features the Old Man (baritone), the Mother (soprano), and a Woman (mezzo-soprano), with piano accompaniment. It was performed at the Institute on July 3, 1926, with the author at the piano (program pasted on the folder); Tomasi indicated the cast on the title page: the Old Man, "Musy de l'Opéra-Comique," Marie, "Marguerite Soyer de l'Opéra comique," and A Woman, "Frosier-Marrot de l'Opéra." [René Guillou was awarded the first grand prize; Tomasi was not nominated].
It begins Moderato Lento: "At last, here is calm at the bottom of this garden"...
The manuscript, in black ink on 20-line paper, shows some corrections by scratching, and shades indicated in pencil.