Le cinq mai, H 74 (Berlioz, Hector)


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Editor Charles Malherbe (1853–1911)
Felix Weingartner (1863–1942)
Translator Percy Pinkerton (1855–1946), English text
Publisher. Info. Hector Berlioz Werke, Serie V, Band 13
Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, 1900–07. Plate H.B. 32.
Misc. Notes Only the English translation is possibly under copyright in the EU.
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General Information

Work Title Le cinq mai, chant sur la mort de l’Empereur Napoléon
Alternative. Title
Composer Berlioz, Hector
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Œuvre 6 ; H 74
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 1
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. before November 1835
First Performance. 1835-11-22 in Paris, Conservatoire.
First Publication. 1844
Librettist Pierre-Jean de Béranger (1780–1857)
Language French
Average DurationAvg. Duration 11 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation voice, chorus, orchestra
Voice - bass solo
Mixed Chorus (SSTTBB)
2 flutes, 2 clarinets (C), 4 bassoons
4 horns (2 in E, 2 in C), 2 trumpets (F), 3 trombones
bass drum, strings

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Publication History

  • Paris: 1844 (full score)
  • Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, n.d.(1903), as part of Hector Berlioz Werke (1900–07), Serie V, Band XIII, edited by Charles Malherbe and Felix Weingartner
  • Kassel: Bärenreiter, 1991, BA 5452/I, as part of New Berlioz Edition (1967–2005), Volume 12a: Choral Works with Orchestra edited by Julian Rushton