Roméo et Juliette, H 79 (Berlioz, Hector)

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Carolus (2010/9/29)

11 more: II. Prologue: D'anciennes haines endormies • III. Strophes: i. Premiers transports que nul n'oublie • IV. Strophes: ii. Bientot de Romeo la pale reverie, Scherzetto • V. Romeo seul, Tristesse, Bruit lointain de bal et de concerto, / Grande fete chez Capulet • VI. Scene d'amour • VII. La Reine Mab, ou la Fee des songes • VIII. Convoi funebre de Juliette • IX. Romeo au tombeau des Capulet • X. Final: La foule accourt au cimetiere, Recitatif et Air du Pere Laurence, / Rixe des Capulets et des Montagus, Serment de reconciliation, Recitatif • XI. Air, Rixe des Capulets et des Montagus, Invocation du Pere Laurence • XII. Serment

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Performer Pages Barbara Schubert (conductor)
Performers Buffy Baggott, mezzo; Kenneth Gayle, tenor; Peter Van de Graaff, bass
University of Chicago Motet Choir, Symphony Orchestra and Chorus
Publisher Info. Chicago: University of Chicago Symphony
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Misc. Notes Performed 31 May 2003, University of Chicago, Mendel Hall. From archive.org.
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Editor 2nd edition
Publisher. Info. Paris: Brandus, 1857. Plate B. et Cie. 4597.
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Massenetique (2010/10/15)

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Publisher. Info. Paris: Brandus, 1857. Plate B. et Cie. 4597.
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Editor Charles Malherbe (1853–1911)
Felix Weingartner (1863–1942)
Publisher. Info. Hector Berlioz Werke, Serie I, Band 3
Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, 1901. Plate H.B. 4.
Reprinted Miami: Edwin F. Kalmus, n.d.(1971-87).
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Editor D. Kern Holoman (b. 1947*)
Publisher. Info. New Edition of the Complete Works, Vol.18  (pp.5-361)
Kassel: Bärenreiter-Verlag, 1990. Plate BA 5458.
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6 more: Prologue – • Strophes – • Scherzetto • 2. Roméo seul. Tristesse – Concert et Bal – Grande Fête chez Capulet • 3. Nuit sereine – [Scène d’amour omitted] • 6. Roméo au tombeau des Capulets. Invocation – Réveil de Juliette

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Editor Philip Legge (1972*)
Publisher. Info. Philip Legge
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Misc. Notes See Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike 2.5 Australia  for precise copyright terms. Sections from the dramatic symphony. The Introduction, and the orchestral movements Roméo seul and Roméo au tombeau are complete; the other 4 sections comprise most of the Prologue and the choral introduction to the Scène d’amour.
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14 more: Oboe 1, 2/English Horn • Clarinet 1, 2 (A) • Bassoon 1, 2, 3, 4 • Horn 1 (E, F), 2 (E♭, F, C, A, D) / Horn 3 (G, D, A, B♭, E), 4 (F, C, D, E♭, D♭) • Trumpet 1, 2 (D, F, E♭, B) / Cornet 1, 2 (A, B♭) • Trombone 1, 2, 3, Tuba • Timpani • Tambour de basque 1/2, Triangle 1/2, / Bass Drum, Cymbals, Crotales • Harp 1, 2 • Violins I • Violins II • Violas • Cellos • Basses

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Editor Charles Malherbe (1853–1911)
Felix Weingartner (1863–1942)
Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, n.d.(ca.1910).
Reprinted New York: E.F. Kalmus, n.d.(1933-70).
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Massenetique (2011/8/22)

Arranger Théodore Ritter (1841-1886), piano reduction
Editor First edition (later print)
Language French / German
Publisher. Info. Winterthur: J. Rieter-Biedermann, n.d.[1858]. Plate 22.
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Carolus (2010/5/13)

Arranger Théodore Ritter (1841-1886), piano reduction
Editor First edition (later issue)
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Publisher. Info. Winterthur: J. Rieter-Biedermann, n.d.(ca.1872). Plate 818.
Reprinted Paris: Brandus & Cie., n.d.(1873).
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operalala (2009/8/4)

Arranger Richard Kleinmichel (1846-1901), piano reduction
Editor Charles Malherbe (1853–1911)
Felix Weingartner (1863–1942)
Language French / German / English
Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, n.d.[1901]. Plate V.A. 1845.
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Arranger Camille Benoit (1852-1923)
Publisher. Info. Paris: Brandus & Cie., n.d.[1878]. Plate B. et Cie. 12,363.
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Part II: Roméo seul. Tristesse, Concert et Bal, Grande Fête chez Capulet

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Arranger Otto Singer II (1863-1931)
Publisher. Info. Leipzig: F.E.C. Leuckart, n.d. Plate 5428.
Reissue - Vienna: Universal Edition, n.d.(after 1901).
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General Information

Work Title Roméo et Juliette
Alternative. Title Symphonie dramatique avec chœurs
Name Translations ロメオとジュリエット; Romeo y Julieta; Ромео и Джульетта (Берлиоз); Romeo kaj Julieta
Name Aliases Romeo et Juliette
Authorities WorldCat; Wikipedia; VIAF: 184975093; LCCN: n93099450; BNF: 13908486q; BNE: XX2154823
Composer Berlioz, Hector
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. H 79 ; Op.17
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IHB 55
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 7 sections in 3 parts:
  • Part I.
1. Introduction. Combats – Tumulte – Intervention du Prince (199 bars)
Prologue. D’anciennes haines endormies (98 bars)
Strophes. Premiers transports (48 bars)
Scherzetto. Mab la messagère (10 + 116 + 17 bars)
  • Part II.
2. Roméo seul. (414 bars)
Tristesse – Bruits lontains de concert et bal – Grande Fête chez Capulet
3. Nuit sereine. Le Jardin de Capulet, silencieux et désert (389 bars)
Les jeunes Capulets, sortant de la fête,
passent en chantant des réminiscences de la musique du bal – Scène d’amour
4. Scherzo. La reine Mab, ou la fée des songes (769 bars)
  • Part III.
[Deuxième prologue, omitted after first performance]
5. Convoi funèbre de Juliette (142 bars)
6. Roméo au tombeau des Capulets (227 bars)
Invocation
Réveil de Juliette
Joie délirante, désespoir, dernières angoisses et mort de deux amants
7. Finale. La Foule accourt au cimetière.
Rixe des Capulets et des Montagus. Quoi! Roméo de retour! (135 bars)
Récitatif et Air du Père Laurence. Mais vous avez repris la guerre de famille! (234 bars)
Serment de réconciliation. Jurez donc par l’auguste symbole (88 bars)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1839
First Performance. 1839-11-24 in Paris. Salle du Conservatoire.
Mme. Widemann (Juliette)
Alexis Dupont (Roméo)
Alizard (Le Père Laurence)
Hector Berlioz (conductor)
First Publication. 1839-1858*
Librettist Émile Deschamps (1791-1871), after William Shakespeare (1564-1616)
Language French
Dedication Niccolò Paganini (1782-1840)
Average DurationAvg. Duration 95 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation voices, mixed chorus (SATB), orchestra
InstrDetail
Cast
Juliette (alto)
Roméo (tenor)
Le Père Laurence (bass)

Mixed Chorus

small choir (12vv, ATB), 2 large choirs (STB)

Orchestra

piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes (2nd also English horn), 2 clarinets, 4 bassoons
4 horns, 2 trumpets, 2 cornets, 3 trombones, ophicleïde
timpani (2 players), 2 tambourines, 2 triangles, bass drum, cymbals, crotales (4 players)
2 harps, strings (15, 15, 10, 11, 9)
Discography MusicBrainz
Wikipedia (section)
External Links Wikipedia article
All Music Guide
online scores (Scorch format) at Berlioz website
Scores at Sheet Music Plus
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Compositions and Literary Works by Hector Berlioz
Operas

Les francs-juges, H 23 · Benvenuto Cellini, H 76 · Les Troyens, H 133 · Béatrice et Bénédict, H 138

Symphonies

Symphonie fantastique, H 48 · Harold en Italie, H 68 · Roméo et Juliette, H 79 · Grande symphonie funèbre et triomphale, H 80

Concert Overtures

Grande ouverture de Waverley, H 26 · Grande ouverture du Roi Lear, H 53 · Intrata di Rob-Roy MacGregor, H 54 · Le carnaval romain, H 95 · Le Corsaire, H 101

Liturgical works

Messe solennelle, H 20 · Grande messe des morts, H 75 · Te Deum, H 118

Other choral works

Lélio, ou le retour à la vie, H 55 · La damnation de Faust, H 111 · Tristia, H 119 · Vox populi, H 120 · L’enfance du Christ, H 130

Songs and cantatas

Herminie, H 29 · Cléopâtre, H 36 · Irlande, H 38 · Les nuits d’été, H 81 · Feuillets d’album, H 121 · Fleurs des landes, H 124

Writings

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