Adrien (ne Andrien), Arnold Michel 'l'aine' 1756-1814 Belgium, Liege - Huy
singer, choirmaster, 1791-1794 choirmaster at Theatre Feydeau Paris, 22.nov.1795-1802 professor of singing at the Conservatoire de Paris ; son of the Liege born tailor Martin Joseph Andrien sr. and Marie Therese Cantillon ; brother of Martin and Ferdinand

[the Paris Conservatoire recorded the family name as Andrien and is used by Constant Pierre 1900, Arthur Pougin 1878 gave it as by-name but birth, death and marriage records reveal that the real family name was Andrien]
[in identifying who of the Adrien brothers composed what, Grove 2002 is useless because it follows RISM which erroneously attributes all music by Adrien to Martin Joseph, MGG2 attributes all music by Adrien to Arnold, Fetis attributes all to Arnold but two erroneously to Martin Joseph]

Title Parts


[] Du prisonnier anglais
music Andre Ernest Modeste Gretry, accompagnement d'Adrien l'aine
pub Imbault, Paris c1788

[] Romance "Connaissant le danger extreme". High voice and guitar
music Adrien l'aine, accompagnement de guittare par A. M. Lemoine
pub Jean Jerome Imbault, Paris c1790

[] Aux martyrs de la liberte. Choir. 1794
according to Fetis composed by Martin Joseph Adrien
Eitner proved this to be wrong because the ms no3135 at the Bibliotheque Nationale de Paris reads "Aux martyrs de la liberte, musique du citoyen Adrien l'aine. Voice and piano. Paris, Imbault"

[] Hymne a la victoire sur l'evacuation du territoire de la republique francaise. 1794
words Lacombe
according to Fetis composed by Martin Joseph Adrien
RISM proves this to be wrong because the ms reads "Musique du citoyen Adrien l'aine"

[] L'evacuation du territoire de la republique. Chanson de guerre, par la lombe. Musique d'Adrien. Paris, Magasin de Musique
British Museum (with wrong attribution to Marie Joseph Adrien, this is actually by Arnold Adrien)

[] Complainte de Montjourdain
music Martin Joseph Adrien (l'aine) [because of the additive l'aine this is most likely a composition by Arnold Adrien, which is confirmed by MGG2]
pub Ozi, Paris 1795

[] Invocation a l'Etre supreme
from Recueil de chansons et de romances civiques. Paris 1796
words Delaporte
according to Fetis composed by Arnold Adrien
Eitner proved this to be correct because the ms Vol.7 7054 at the Bibliotheque Nationale de Paris reads "Invocation a l'Etre supreme, paroles du citoyen Delaporte, musique du citoyen Adrien l'aine, dediee a la Section du Faubourg Monmartre. Bass, 4vv choir and orchestra. A Paris, Imbault"

[] Second recueil d'airs avec acc. de clavecin, paroles de Florian. 1794
according to Fetis composed by Arnold Adrien, confirmed by MGG2

[] Troisieme recueils d'airs avec acc. de clavecin, paroles de Florian. 1795
according to Fetis composed by Arnold Adrien, confirmed by MGG2
Eitner found a publication at the Bibliotheque Nationale de Paris as ms no4130 "Troisieme recueil de romances avec acc. de pianoforte par le.. Paris, Imbault". 8 Songs

[] Quatrieme recueil d'airs avec acc. de clavecin. Paris 1799
according to Fetis composed by Arnold Adrien, confirmed by MGG2

[] Quatrieme recueil de romances. Voice and piano or harp
music Adrien l'aine
pub L'imprimerie du Conservatoire de musique, Paris 1799

[] Cinquieme recueil d'airs avec acc. de clavecin, paroles de divers auteurs. Paris, Jean Jerome Imbault 1802
according to Fetis composed by Arnold Adrien
Eitner found this publication at the Bibliotheque Nationale de Paris as "Cinquieme recueil de romances avec acc. de pianoforte par le.. Paris, Imbault". 6 Songs
RISM proves that this set of romances is by Arnold Adrien because the ms of "L'Aveu" in RISM reads "musique d'Adrien l'aine" and "in Cinquieme recueil de romances"

[] L'Aveu. Soprano and piano
words Sophie Georgeon
proven to be by Arnold Adrien because the ms listed in RISM reads "musique d'Adrien l'aine" and "in Cinquieme recueil de romances"
pub Jean Jerome Imbault, Paris 1802

[] Recueil de romances, paroles de Regnier
according to Fetis composed by Arnold Adrien

[] Petition d'une jeune infortunee
words Dumoutier
music Martin Joseph Adrien (l'aine) [because of the additive l'aine this is probably a composition by Arnold Adrien]
pub Cochet, Paris

[] La bonne fille "Affaible douce". Paris
composed by Adrien - most likely Arnold Adrien
ms British Museum

[] Untitled song "Il me faut donc chanter Garchi". Chant seule
composed by Adrien - most likely Arnold Adrien
pub O. Bornemann, Paris

[] Depart des braves. Choir
composed by Adrien - most likely Arnold Adrien
pub L. Labbe, Paris

[] Le fou ou La revelation. Opera. Theatre Ambigu-Comique Paris mar1829, Antwerp Opera 3dec1829
libretto Beromet and Alexis
Grove 2002 gives the title incorrectly as Le fou ou La Revolution
composed by Francois Amedee dit Adrien, not by any of the Adrien brothers Arnold, Ferdinand or Martin

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