Roméo et Juliette, H 79 (Berlioz, Hector)

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 I. Introduction: Combats - Tumulte - Intervention du Prince
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 II. Prologue: D'anciennes haines endormies
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 III. Strophes: i. Premiers transports que nul n'oublie
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 VI. Scene d'amour
#79969 - 24.52MB - 18:50 -  10.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1) - - !N/!N/!N - 1488x

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 VII. La Reine Mab, ou la Fee des songes
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 VIII. Convoi funebre de Juliette
#79971 - 12.63MB - 9:42 -  8.7/10 2 4 6 8 10 (3) - - !N/!N/!N - 668x

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 IX. Romeo au tombeau des Capulet
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 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

Copyright:

Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial No Derivatives 3.0 [tag/del]

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Performed 31 May 2003, University of Chicago, Mendel Hall. From Internet Archive.

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 Complete Score
#101611 - 21.60MB, 212 (iv, 208) pp. -  2.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (3- V/V/V - 3705x

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Carolus (2011/5/9)

Editor:

2nd edition

Publisher Info.:

Paris: Brandus, 1857. Plate B. et Cie. 4597.

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View Univ. Toronto scan at archive.org

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 Complete Score
#81778 - 19.41MB, 211 (iii, 208) pp. -  8.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (5- V/V/V - 4991x

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Massenetique (2010/10/15)

PMLP48685-Berlioz - Romeo et Juliette FS.pdf
Editor:

Nouvelle édition

Publisher Info.:

Paris: Brandus, 1857. Plate B. et Cie. 4597.

Reprinted:

Paris: C. Joubert, n.d.(after 1899).

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 Part I: 1. Introduction – Prologue
#21023 - 4.76MB, 42 (t, 41) pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0- V/V/V* - 2738x

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 Part II: 2. Roméo seul; 3. Scène d’amour; 4. La reine Mab
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 Part III: 5. Convoi funèbre; 6. Roméo au tombeau; 7. Finale
#21103 - 9.36MB, 87 (155–241) pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0- V/V/V* - 1621x

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Daphnis (2008/8/17)

PMLP48685-Berlioz - Roméo et Juliette, Op. 17 - Part 1 (orch. score).pdf
Editor:

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

Publisher Info.:

Hector Berlioz Werke, Serie I, Band 3.
Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1901. Plate H.B. 4

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Miami: Edwin F. Kalmus, n.d.(1971-87).

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 Prologue –
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 Strophes –
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 Scherzetto
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 3. Nuit sereine – [Scène d’amour omitted]
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PMLP48685-HB 79-1 Combats-Tumulte FS PML.pdf
Editor:

Philip Legge (1972*)

Publisher Info.:

Philip Legge

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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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Parts

 Flute 1, 2, Piccolo
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 Oboe 1, 2 (English Horn)
#41149 - 3.20MB, 36 (18, 18) pp. -  7.3/10 2 4 6 8 10 (3- V/V/V* - 1161x

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 Clarinet 1, 2 (in A)
#41150 - 3.59MB, 40 (20, 20) pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0- V/V/V* - 742x

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 Bassoon 1, 2, 3, 4
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 Trumpet 1, 2 (in D, F, E, B)
Cornet 1, 2 (in A, B)

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 Trombone 1, 2, 3, Tuba
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 Timpani
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 2 Tambours de basque, 2 Triangles,
Bass Drum, Cymbals and Crotales

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 Harp 1, 2
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 Violins I
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 Violins II
#41159 - 2.90MB, 29 pp. -  4.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1- V/V/V* - 540x

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 Violas
#41160 - 2.53MB, 28 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0- V/V/V* - 907x

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 Cellos
#26242 - 3.70MB, 38 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0- V/V/V* - 806x

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 Basses
#41161 - 1.86MB, 20 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0- V/V/V* - 536x

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PMLP48685-Berlioz-RomeoetJuliette.Flute.pdf
Editor:

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

Publisher Info.:

Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, n.d.(ca.1910)

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New York: Edwin F. Kalmus, n.d.(after 1933).

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Public Domain [tag/del]

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Vocal Scores

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 Complete Score
#114583 - 12.78MB, 117 (i, #3-118) pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0- V/V/V - 1575x

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Massenetique (2011/8/22)

PMLP48685-Berlioz - Romeo et Juliette VS rsl.pdf
Arranger:

Théodore Ritter (1841-1886), piano reduction

Language:

French / German

Publisher Info.:

Leipzig: J. Rieter-Biedermann, n.d.(ca.1872).

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Public Domain [tag/del]

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 Complete Score
#64048 - 8.87MB, 120 (iv, music #3-118) pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0- V/V/V - 1260x

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Carolus (2010/5/13)

PMLP48685-Berlioz-H079VSfg.pdf
Arranger:

Théodore Ritter (1841–1886), piano reduction

Editor:

First edition (later issue)

Language:

French / German

Publisher Info.:

Winterthur: J. Rieter-Biedermann, n.d.(ca.1872). Plate 818.

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Paris: Brandus & Cie., n.d.(1873)

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 Complete Score
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operalala (2009/8/4)

PMLP48685-Berlioz - Romeo et Juliette - vocal score.pdf
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, (ca.1901). Plate V.A. 1845.

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Arrangements and Transcriptions

Complete

For Piano 4 hands (Benoit)

 Complete Score
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 Color Cover
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Morel (2010/2/16)

SIBLEY1802.9612.e09c-39087012868016score.pdf
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

For 2 Pianos 4 hands (Singer)

 Complete Score
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 Color Cover
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SIBLEY1802.9749.04bd-39087011953165score.pdf
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, Symphonie dramatique avec chœurs
Alternative Title Romeo and Juliet, Dramatic symphony
Composer Berlioz, Hector
Opus/Catalogue Number Œuvre 17 ; H 79
Key B minor – F major – B major
Movements/Sections 7 sections in 3 parts
Part I
1. Introduction. Combats – Tumulte – Intervention du Prince
Prologue. D’anciennes haines endormies
Strophes. Premiers transports
Scherzetto. Mab la messagère
Part II
2. Roméo seul. Tristesse – Bruits lontains de concert et bal – Grande Fête chez Capulet
3. Nuit sereine. Le Jardin de Capulet, silencieux et désert.
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
Part III
[Deuxième prologue, omitted after first performance]
5. Convoi funèbre de Juliette
6. Roméo au tombeau des Capulets
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!
Récitatif et Air du Père Laurence. Mais vous avez repris la guerre de famille!
Serment de réconciliation. Jurez donc par l’auguste symbole
Year/Date of Composition 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 (vocal score), 1847 (full score)
Librettist Émile Deschamps (1791–1871), after William Shakespeare (1564–1616)
Language French
Dedication Niccolò Paganini (1782–1840)
Average Duration 95 minutes
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Voices, chorus and orchestra
Solo Voices
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, string orchestra (15–15–10–11–9)
External Links Wikipedia article
Holoman Catalogue entry
online scores (Scorch format) at the Hector Berlioz website
Roméo et Juliette - scores at Sheet Music Plus


Misc. Comments

Publication History

  • Paris: 1839 (vocal score)
  • Paris: Brandus et Cie, 1847 (full score, pub. as Œuvre 17, with revisions by Berlioz)
  • Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, n.d. (1901), as part of Hector Berlioz Werke (1900–07), Serie I, Band II, edited by Charles Malherbe and Felix Weingartner
  • Kassel: Bärenreiter, 1990, BA 5458, as part of New Berlioz Edition (1967–2005), Volume 18, edited by David Kern Holoman


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

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