Béatrice et Bénédict, H 138 (Berlioz, Hector)

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PMLP27874-Berlioz - Béatrice et Bénédict (full score).pdf
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Charles Malherbe (1853–1911)
Felix Weingartner (1863–1942)

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Emma Klingenfeld (1846–1935) and Felix Weingartner, German text

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Hector Berlioz Werke, Serie IX, Band 19–20.
Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1907. Plate H.B. 13 (Overture), 116

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Editor:

Hugh Macdonald (1940*)

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Hector Berlioz: New Edition of the Complete Works, vol.3 .
Kassel: Bärenreiter-Verlag, 1980. Plate BA 5443 (issued 1980)

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PMLP27874-Berlioz - Beatrice et Benedict Ov FS rsl.pdf
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Leipzig: Ernst Eulenburg, 1900. Plate 4004.

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Instrumentation : piccolo, flute, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 2 trumpets, cornet, 3 trombones, timpani, strings

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Berlioz - beatrice et benedict overture.pdf
Editor:

Charles Malherbe (1853–1911)
Felix Weingartner (1863–1942)

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Hector Berlioz Werke, Serie II, Band 5.
Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1901. Plate H.B. 13

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Mineola: Dover Publications, 1995.

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Instrumentation : piccolo, flute, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 2 trumpets, cornet, 3 trombones, timpani, strings

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Richard Pohl (1826–1896), piano reduction

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First edition (later issue)

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French

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Paris: G. Brandus & S. Dufour, n.d.(1863). Plate B. & Cie. 12,857.

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General Information

Work Title Béatrice et Bénédict
Alternative Title Opéra-comique en deux actes
Composer Berlioz, Hector
Opus/Catalogue Number H 138
Movements/Sections 2 Acts
  • Overture
  • Act One
1. Chœur: Le More est en fuite
2. Chœur: Le More est en fuite
2bis. Danse nationale: Sicilienne
3. Air (Héro): Je vais le voir
4. Duo (Béatrice et Bénédict): Comment le dédain pourrait-il mourir?
5. Trio (Bénedict, Claudio, Don Pédro): Me marier? Dieu me pardonne!
6. Epithalame grotesque 1er. Couplet: Mourez, tendres époux
6a. Epithalame grotesque 2e. Couplet: Mourez, tendres époux
7. Rondo (Bénédict): Ah! Je vais l’aimer
8. Duo (Héro et Ursule): Vous soupirez, madame?
  • Act Two
9. Improvisation et Chœur à boire: Le vin de Syracuse accuse
10. Air (Béatrice): Dieu! Que viens-je d’entendre
11. Trio (Héro, Béatrice, Ursule): Je vais d’un cœur aimant
12. Chœur lontain: Viens! Viens, de l’hyménée Victime fortunée
13. Marche nuptiale (Béatrice, Héro, Ursule, Bénédict, Claudio, Don Pédro et Chœur):
Dieu qui guidas nos bras
14. Enseigne (Héro, Ursule, Claudio, Don Pédro et Chœur): Ici l’on voit Bénédict
15. Scherzo Duettino (Béatrice, Bénédict, Héro, Ursule, Claudio, Don Pédro et Chœur):
L’amour est un flambeau
Year/Date of Composition 1860–62
First Performance 1862-08-09 in Baden-Baden. Stadttheater
First Publication 1863 (vocal score)
1892 (overture, full score)
1907 (complete, full score)
Librettist Composer, after “Much ado about nothing” by William Shakespeare (1564–1616)
Language French
Dedication M. Edouard Bénazet (1801–67)
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Vocal soli and Mixed Chorus with Orchestra
2 flutes (2nd also piccolo), 2 oboes (2nd also english horn), 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons
4 horns, 2 trumpets, cornet, 3 trombones
timpani, tambourine, glasses, cymbals, bass drum, guitar, 2 harps, strings
External Links Wikipedia article
Holoman Catalogue entry
Libretto (Berlioz Website)
Online scores (Scorch format) of Overture and Sicilienne at Berlioz website


Misc. Comments

Personages

  • Don Pédro, General of the Sicilian army, Bass
  • Claudio, aide-de-camp to the General, Baritone
  • Bénédict, Sicilian officer and friend of Claudio, Tenor
  • Léonato, Governor of Messina, speaking role
  • Héro, daughter of Léonato, Soprano
  • Béatrice, niece of Léonato, Soprano
  • Ursule, lady-in-waiting to Hero, Mezzo-soprano
  • A messenger, speaking role
  • A notary, speaking role
  • Two servants, speaking roles
  • Somarone, director of music, Bass
  • Choir: musicians, choristers, Sicilian people, ladies and gentlemen of the governor’s court (SSTTBB)

Publication History

  • 1863 (vocal score)
  • 1892 (overture, full score)
  • Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, n.d.(1907), as part of Hector Berlioz Werke (1900–07), Serie IX, Band XIX–XX, edited by Charles Malherbe and Felix Weingartener (complete, full score); overture published separately in Serie II, Band V (1901)
  • Kassel: Bärenreiter, 1980, BA 5443, as part of New Berlioz Edition (1967–2005), Volume 3, edited by Hugh Macdonald


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

Grand traité d’instrumentation et d’orchestration modernes · Les Soirées de l’Orchestre · Les Grotesques de la Musique · À Travers Chants · Mémoires

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