Fervaal, Op.40 (Indy, Vincent d')

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Publisher. Info. Paris: Durand & Fils, n.d.(1899). Plate D.& F. 5258.
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Prelude du 3e Acte

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Arranger Gaston Choisnel (1857-1921)
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Arranger Léon Roques (1839-1923) - Nos.1, 3, 4, 5
Jacques Durand (1865-1928) - No.2
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General Information

Work Title Fervaal
Alternative. Title Action musicale en trois actes
Composer Indy, Vincent d'
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.40
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4 (Prologue and 3 acts)
  • Prologue. Fervaal - Arfagard - Guilhen - Les Paysans
  • Acte I
Scène 1: Fervaal - Arfagard
Scène 2: Fervaal - Guilhen
Scène 3: Guilhen - Les Sarrazines
  • Acte II
Scène 1: Fervaal - Arfagard - Kaito - Les Nuées
Scène 2: Les Chefs Celtes - Arfagard - les Guerriers - Prêtres et Prêtresses
Scène 3: Fervaal, les précédents - Peuple de Cravann
  • Acte III
Scène 1: Fervaal - Arfagard
Scène 2: Fervaal - Guilhen
Scène 3: Fervaal - Voix Mystiques
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1889-1895
First Performance. 1897-3-12
First Publication. 1895
Librettist Vincent d'Indy
Language French
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Voices: vocal soloists, mixed chorus
Orchestra: 4 flutes (3 and 4 also piccolo), 3 oboes (3 also English horn),
2 clarinets, 2 bass clarinets (B/A; 2nd also Contrabass Clarinet in B),
4 bassoons, 4 offstage saxophones (soprano, 2 altos, tenor), 4 horns (F),
4 trumpets in C (3 and 4 offstage in Scene III of Act 2),
8 bugles and saxhorns (2 small bugles (E), 2 bugles (B), 2 alto saxhorns (E),
2 baritone saxhorns (B)), 4 tenor trombones, tuba, cornetto (C), timpani,
percussion (bass drum, triangle, cymbals, gong, 2 pitched tam-tams),
harps (in 2 parts), strings
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Roles

  • Fervaal, chef celte (Tenor)
  • Arfagard, druide (Baritone)
  • Guilhen, sarrazine (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Kaito (Contralto)


  • Lennsmor, prêtres (Tenor)
  • Grympuig, prêtres (Baritone)
  • Edwig, chefs celtes (from first Tenors)
  • Chennos, chefs celtes (from first Tenors)
  • Ilbert, chefs celtes (from second Tenors)
  • Ferkemnat, chefs celtes (from second Tenors)
  • Gwellkingubar, chefs celtes (from first Basses)
  • Geywhir, chefs celtes (from first Basses)
  • Berddret, chefs celtes (from first Basses)
  • Penvald, chefs celtes (from second Basses)
  • Melwrig, chefs celtes (from second Basses)
  • Buduann, chefs celtes (from second Basses)
  • Moussah (Tenor)
  • Un Berger (Tenor)
  • Un Messager (Baritone)
  • Un Barde (Tenor)
  • 5 Paysans (2 Tenors, 3 Basses)
  • 2 Paysans sarrazins (1 Tenor, 1 Bass)
  • 4 Ovates (2 Tenors, 2 Basses)


  • Chorus: Paysans, Sarrazins, Prêtres et Prêtresses, Bardes, Guerriers et Peuple de Cravann, Voix des Nuées, Voix Mystiques

A German vocal score, with German translation by Emma Klingenfeld, was published by A. Durand et fils in 1897 according to BdlF.