8 scènes de Faust, H 33 (Berlioz, Hector)




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Editor Charles Malherbe (1853–1911)
Felix Weingartner (1863–1942)
Publisher. Info. Hector Berlioz Werke, Serie 5, Band 10
Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, 1900–07. Plate H.B. 30.
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Editor Julian Rushton (1941*)
Publisher. Info. Hector Berlioz: New Edition of the Complete Works, vol.5
Kassel: Bärenreiter-Verlag, 1970. Plate BA 5445 (issued 1970)
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General Information

Work Title Huit scènes de Faust
Alternative. Title 8 scenes from Faust
Composer Berlioz, Hector
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. H 33 ; Œuvre 1
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 8 movements
  1. Chant de la fête de Pâques
  2. Paysans sous les tilleuls, dans et chant
  3. Concert de Sylphes
  4. Écot de joyeux compagnons, histoire d’un rat
  5. Chanson de Méphistophélès, histoire d’une puce
  6. Le roi de Thulé: chanson gothique
  7. Romance de Marguerite, chœur des soldats
  8. Sérénade de Méphistophélès
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1828–29
First Performance. 1829-11-01 in Paris, Salle du Conservatoire (Concert de Sylphes only)
First Publication. 1829
Librettist Gérard de Nerval (1808–1855)
after Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749–1832)
Language French
Average DurationAvg. Duration 33 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation voices, chorus, orchestra
Solo Voices
Mixed Chorus (SSTTBB)
2 flutes (also 2 piccolos), 2 oboes, 2 English horns, 2 clarinets, 4 bassoons
4 horns, 2 trumpets, ophcleide
timpani, harmonica (glockenspiel or celesta), 2 harps, guitar, strings
External Links Wikipedia article on La damnation de Faust

Misc. Comments

Assigned the first number in Berlioz’s œuvre, the work was subsequently withdrawn by Berlioz in November 1829, until he later incorporated its music in La damnation de Faust, 1846.

Publication History

  • Paris: 1829, Œuvre 1 (full score); withdrawn by Berlioz the same year.
  • Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, n.d. (1903), as part of Hector Berlioz Werke (1900–07), Serie V, Band X, edited by Charles Malherbe and Felix Weingartner
  • Kassel: Bärenreiter, 1970, BA 5445, as part of New Berlioz Edition (1967–2005), Volume 5, edited by Julian Rushton