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, 1903. Plate H.B. 30.
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Editor Julian Rushton (1941*)
Publisher. Info. New Edition of the Complete Works, Vol.5
Kassel: Bärenreiter-Verlag, 1970. Plate BA 5445.
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Work Title Huit scènes de Faust
Alternative. Title 8 scenes from Faust
Composer Berlioz, Hector
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. H 33 ; Œuvre 1
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IHB 57
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 - Paris: Maurice Schlesinger, 97 pages (full score)
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
3 sopranos, alto, 2 tenors, baritone, 2 basses
Mixed Chorus (SSTTBB)
Orchestra
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
Related Works Later incorporated (1846) into La damnation de Faust, H 111
External Links Wikipedia article on La damnation de Faust
Libretto (Berlioz website)
Extra Information Assigned the first number in his œuvre, the work was subsequently withdrawn by Berlioz in November 1829 despite paying for its publication in April that year. Publication History