Hamlet (incidental music), Op.67a (Tchaikovsky, Pyotr)

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Editor Irina Iordan (1910-1976)
Language French/Russian
Publisher. Info. Complete Collected Works (Полное собрание сочинений), vol.14
Moscow: Muzgiz, 1962. Plate M. 29924 Г.
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Editor Irina Iordan (1910-1976)
Language French/Russian
Publisher. Info. Complete Collected Works (Полное собрание сочинений), vol.14
Moscow: Muzgiz, 1962. Plate M. 29924 Г.
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20 more: Oboe 1, 2 • Clarinet 1, 2 (B♭) • Bassoon 1, 2 • Horn 1, 2 (F) • Trumpet 1, 2 (B♭) • Bass Trombone • Timpani • Tam-Tam/Bell • Offstage Oboe 1/2 • Offstage Clarinet 1/2 (B♭) • Offstage Bassoon 1/2 • Offstage Horn 1/2 (F) • Offstage Trumpet 1/2 (B♭)* • Offstage Bass Trombone • Offstage Tambourine • Violins I • Violins II • Violas • Cellos • Basses

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Publisher. Info. Moscow: P. Jurgenson, 1892. Plate 17523.
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Arrangements and Transcriptions

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For Piano 4 hands (Langer)

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Arranger Eduard Langer (1835–1905)
Publisher. Info. Moscow: P. Jurgenson, n.d.(1892).
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Marche funèbre (Act V, No.14)

For Piano 4 hands (Langer)

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Arranger Eduard Langer (1835–1905)
Publisher. Info. Moscow: P. Jurgenson, n.d.(1892). Plate 19707.
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Re-titled as a Funeral March in memory of Tsar Alexander III.
Marche Funèbre exécutée par l'orchestre de la Cour Impériale pendant les funérailles de S.M. l'Empereur Alexandre III.
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General Information

Work Title Hamlet
Alternative. Title Гамлет
Composer Tchaikovsky, Pyotr
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.67a ; TH 23
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IPT 44
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's Overture and 5 acts, 16 numbers:
Overture:
Lento lugubre—Allegro vivacissimo (256 bars)
Act 1:
1. Mélodrame. Moderato assai (23 bars)
2. Fanfare. Allegro vivo (9 bars)
3. Mélodrame. Moderato assai (10 bars)
4. Mélodrame. Allegro giusto ed agitato (112 bars)
Act 2:
5. Entr'acte. Allegro semplice (138 bars)
5a. Fanfare (4 bars)
6. Fanfare. Allegro (8 bars)
Act 3:
7. Entr'acte. Andante quasi Allegretto (28 bars)
8. Mélodrame. Allegro guisto ed agitato (73 bars)
Act 4:
9. Entr'acte (Elégie). Andante non troppo (103 bars)
10. 'Scène d'Ophélie. Andantino (44 bars)
11a. Deuxième scène d'Ophélie. Moderato (15 bars)
11b. Fin de la deuxième scène d'Ophélie. Allegro vivo (73 bars)
Act 5:
12. Entr'acte. Marcia. Moderato assai (72 bars)
13. Chant du Fossoyeur. Andantino (14 bars)
14. Marche funèbre. Marcia. Moderato assai (72 bars)
15. Fanfare. Allegro giusto (8 bars)
16. Marche finale. Allegro risoluto ma non troppo (19 bars)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1891
First Performance. 1891/2/21 — St. Petersburg, Mikhailovsky Theatre
First Publication. 1892 — Moscow: P. Jurgenson. Full score. Plate 17522
1896 — Moscow: P. Jurgenson. Vocal score (Tchaikovsky and Eduard Langer).
Librettist Alexandre Dumas (1824–1895) and Paul Meurice (1818–1905), after William Shakespeare (1564–1616)
Language French
Average DurationAvg. Duration 48 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation 2 voices and orchestra
InstrDetail
Voices: Ophélie (Офелия) — soprano; Fossoyeur (Могильщик) — baritone
Orchestra: 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons,
2 horns, 2 trumpets, bass trombone, timpani, side drum, tam-tam, bell, strings
Related Works The Overture is a condensed version of Tchaikovsky's overture-fantasia Hamlet (Op.67). He also re-used several numbers from earlier works.
External Links Tchaikovsky Research
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Extra Information Written to accompany a French production of Shakespeare's tragedy in St. Petersburg.
Vocal score arranged by Tchaikovsky and Eduard Langer, 1891