||Julian Rushton (b. 1941)
||New Edition of the Complete Works, Vol.12a (pp.267-279)|
Kassel: Bärenreiter-Verlag, 1991. Plate BA 5452/I.
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Version A (Op.2 No.6)
|Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No.
||Op.2 No.6; H 44 (3 versions)
|I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No.
|Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp.
||1830/02/18 in Paris, Athénée musical A|
1843/12 in Marseilles B
1844/02/03 in Salle Herz C
||1830 (vocal score)|
1843 (full score)
||Thomas Moore (1779-1852), Irish Melodies|
Thomas Gounet (1801-1869), French translation
|Average DurationAvg. Duration
|Composer Time PeriodComp. Period
||Version A: mixed chorus (SSTTBB), piano|
Version B: mixed chorus (SSTTBB), orchestra
- 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets (2nd also bass clarinet), 2 bassoons
4 horns, 3 trombones, timpani, percussion, strings
Version C 6 solo wind instruments, orchestra (version LOST)
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)
- 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 at The Hector Berlioz Website