Chant sacré, H 44 (Berlioz, Hector)

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Editor Charles Malherbe (1853–1911)
Felix Weingartner (1863–1942)
Publisher. Info. Hector Berlioz Werke, Serie VI, Band 14
Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, 1900–07. Plate H.B. 35.
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Editor Charles Malherbe (1853–1911)
Felix Weingartner (1863–1942)
Translator Emma Klingenfeld (1846–1935), German text
Percy Pinkerton (1855–1946), English text
Publisher. Info. Hector Berlioz Werke, Serie VII, Band 16
Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, 1900–07. Plate H.B. 58, H.B. 59.
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Work Title Chant sacré
Alternative. Title
Composer Berlioz, Hector
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Œuvre 2, No.6; H 44 (3 versions)
Key A-flat major
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1829
First Performance. A: Paris, Athénée musical, 18 February 1830
B: Marseilles, December 1843
C: Salle Herz, 3 February 1844
First Publication. 1830 (vocal score)
1843 (full score)
Librettist Thomas Moore (1779–1852), Irish Melodies
Thomas Gounet (1801–69), French translation
Language French
Average DurationAvg. Duration 5 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation A: SSTTBB, pf
B: SSTTBB – 2,2,2+2bclar,2 – 4,0,3,0 – timp, perc (2) – str
C: six solo wind instr., orch (version LOST)

Misc. Comments

Adapted from a section (the Hymne) of the 1828 Prix d’Rome cantata, Herminie. The lost version of 1844 utilised six wind instruments by Belgian instrument maker Adolphe Sax, and represents the first known use of the saxophone (David Cairns, Berlioz: Servitude and Greatness, p.299)

Publication History

  • Paris: January 1830, as Œuvre 2, No.6 (vocal score)
  • Paris: 1863, H 44A included in Collection de 32 Mélodies: no. 12
  • Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, n.d., as part of Hector Berlioz Werke (1900–07), Serie VI, Band XIV (1903) and Serie VII, Band 16 (1904), edited by Charles Malherbe and Felix Weingartner
  • Kassel: Bärenreiter, as part of New Berlioz Edition (1967–2005)
    H 44B in BA 5452/I, Volume 12a (1991), edited by Julian Rushton
    H 44A in BA 5454, Volume 14 (1996), edited by Ian Rumbold

Libretto

Libretto at The Hector Berlioz Website