Hymne à la France, H 97 (Berlioz, Hector)

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Philip Legge (2009/1/8)

Editor Charles Malherbe (1853–1911)
Felix Weingartner (1863–1942)
Translator Percy Pinkerton (1855–1946), English text
Publisher. Info. Hector Berlioz Werke, Serie VI, Band 14
Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, 1900–07. Plate H.B. 40.
Misc. Notes Only the English translation is possibly under copyright in the EU.
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Editor Philip Legge (1972*)
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Arranger Auguste Wolff (1821-1887), piano reduction
Publisher. Info. Collection de 32 mélodies pour une ou plusieurs voix et choeur par Hector Berlioz.
Paris: S. Richault, n.d.[1863]. Plate R. 13682.
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Work Title Hymne à la France
Alternative. Title Vox populi, No. 2
Composer Berlioz, Hector
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Œuvre 20 No.2 ; H 97
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IHB 27
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4 verses and refrain
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1844
First Performance. 1844-08-01 in Paris, Festival de l’Industrie
First Publication. 1849 (vocal score)
1851 (full score)
Librettist Auguste Barbier (1805–1882)
Language French
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation mixed chorus
Orchestra: 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons
4 horns, 2 trumpets, 2 cornets, 3 trombones, ophecleide (tuba), timpani, percussion, strings

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Publication History

  • Paris: 1849 (vocal score)
Reprint: 1863, in Collection de 32 Mélodies H 139
  • Paris: 1851 (vocal score, as Œuvre 20 No. 2)
  • Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, n.d. (1903), as part of Hector Berlioz Werke (1900–07), Serie VI, Band XIV, edited by Charles Malherbe and Felix Weingartner
  • Kassel: Bärenreiter, 1993, BA 5452/II, as part of New Berlioz Edition (1967–2005), Volume 12b, edited by David Charlton