List of works by Jules Massenet

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The table below gives the following informaton for works by Jules Massenet (where applicable):

  • Date — the year(s) of composition or arrangement, where known (if unknown, the year of first performance or publication is used).
  • Title — as used on IMSLP; these are usually given in French.
  • Forces — the instrumentation used.
  • Key — the principal key of the work.
  • Premiere — the date and location of the work's first performance, where known.
  • Genre — works are grouped in the following categories: Orchestral, Opera, Oratorio, Ballet, Incidental music, Choral, Vocal, Chamber and Keyboard.
  • Notes — concerning versions of works, texts, etc.

This table does not include insignificant, suppressed, destroyed, lost, or incomplete works.

For mélodies and duos published in the original eight-volume vocal anthology, see Jules Massenet: Collected Songs; these works are not included here.


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Date Title Forces Key Premiere Genre Notes
1866 La grand'tante Voices, Orchestra 1867-04-03, Paris: Opéra-Comique Opera Opéra comique in 1 act by J. Adenis and C. Grandvallet
1872 Don César de Bazan Voices, Chorus, Orchestra 1872-11-30, Paris: Opéra-Comique Opera Opéra comique in 3 acts by A. d’Ennery, P. P. Dumanoir and J. Chantepie; rev. and reorch. 1888
1877 Le roi de Lahore Voices, Chorus, Orchestra 1877-04-27, Paris: Opéra Opera Opéra in 5 acts by L. Gallet
1881 Hérodiade Voices, Chorus, Orchestra 1881-12-19, Brussels: Monnaie Opera Opéra in 3 acts by P. Milliet and G. Hartmann (as H. Grémont); rev. in 4 Acts 1884
1884 Manon Voices, Chorus, Orchestra 1884-01-19, Paris: Opéra-Comique Opera Opéra comique in 5 acts by H. Meilhac and P. Gille, after Prévost
1885 Le Cid Voices, Chorus, Orchestra 1885-11-30, Paris: Opéra Opera Opéra in 4 acts by A. d'Ennery, E. Blau and L. Gallet, after P. Corneille
1889 Esclarmonde Voices, Chorus, Orchestra 1889-05-15, Paris: Opéra-Comique Opera Opéra romanesque in 4 acts by A. Blau and L. de Gramont
1891 Le mage Voices, Chorus, Orchestra 1891-03-16, Paris: Opéra Opera Opéra in 5 acts by J. Richepin
1887 Werther Voices, Chorus, Orchestra 1892-02-16, Vienna: Hofoper (in German) Opera Drame lyrique in 4 acts by E. Blau, P. Milliet and G. Hartmann; French premiere 1893-01-16, Paris: Opéra-Comique
1894 Thaïs Voices, Chorus, Orchestra 1894-03-16, Paris: Opéra Opera Comédie lyrique in 3 acts by L. Gallet, after A. France; rev. 1898
1894 Le portrait de Manon Voices, Chorus, Orchestra 1894-05-08, Paris: Opéra-Comique Opera Opéra comique in 1 act by G. Boyer
1894 La Navarraise Voices, Chorus, Orchestra 1894-06-20, London: Covent Garden Opera Épisode lyrique in 2 acts by J. Claretie and H. Cain
1891-1910 Amadis Voices, Chorus, Orchestra 1922-04-01, Monte Carlo: Opéra Opera Opéra légendaire in 4 acts by J. Claretie
1897 Sapho Voices, Chorus, Orchestra 1897-11-27, Paris: Opéra-Comique Opera Pièce lyrique in 5 acts by H. Cain and A. Bernède, after A. Daudet; rev. 1909
1898 Cendrillon Voices, Chorus, Orchestra 1899-05-24, Paris: Opéra-Comique Opera Conte de fées in 4 acts by H. Cain, after C. Perrault
1901 Grisélidis Voices, Chorus, Orchestra 1901-11-20, Paris: Opéra-Comique Opera Conte lyrique in 3 acts by A. Silvestre and E. Morand
1901 Le jongleur de Notre-Dame Voices, Chorus, Orchestra 1902-02-18, Monte Carlo: Opéra Opera Miracle in 3 acts by M. Léna, after A. France
1904 Chérubin Voices, Chorus, Orchestra 1905-02-14, Monte Carlo: Opéra Opera Comédie chantée in 3 acts by F. Croisset and H. Cain
1906 Ariane Voices, Chorus, Orchestra 1908-10-31, Paris: Opéra Opera Opéra in 5 acts by C. Mendès
1906 Thérèse Voices, Chorus, Orchestra 1907-02-07, Monte Carlo: Opéra Opera Drame musical in 2 acts by J. Claretie
1909 Bacchus Voices, Chorus, Orchestra 1909-05-05, Paris: Opéra Opera Opéra in 4 acts by C. Mendès
1909 Don Quichotte Voices, Chorus, Orchestra 1910-02-19, Monte Carlo: Opéra Opera Comédie-héroïque in 5 acts by H. Cain, after J. Le Lorrain
1911—2 Roma Voices, Chorus, Orchestra 1912-02-17, Monte Carlo: Opéra Opera Opéra tragique in 5 acts by H. Cain, after A. Parodi
1912 Panurge Voices, Chorus, Orchestra 1913-04-25, Paris: Gaité Opera Haulte farce musicale in 3 acts by M. Boukay and G. Spitzmüller, after Rabelais
1912 Cléopâtre Voices, Chorus, Orchestra 1914-02-23, Monte Carlo: Opéra Opera Drame passionel in 4 acts by L. Payen
1891 Le carillon Orchestra 1892-02-21, Vienna: Burgtheater, as Das Glockenspiel Ballet Légende mimée et dansée in 1 act by C. de Roddaz and E. van Dyck
1901 Les rosati Orchestra 1901-12-09, Paris: Opéra-Comique Ballet Divertissement des roses in 1 act by Mme. Marquita
1903 Cigale Voices, Orchestra 1904-02-04, Paris: Opéra-Comique Ballet Divertissement-ballet in 2 acts by H. Cain
1908 Espada Orchestra 1908-02-13, Monte Carlo: Opéra Ballet Ballet in 1 act by H. de Rothschild (as R. Maugars)
1872 Les Érinnyes Voices, Orchestra 1873-01-08, Paris: Théâtre de l'Odéon Incidental music Tragédie antique in 2 Acts by Leconte de Lisle; rev. 1875—6
1883 Nana Sahib Orchestra 1883-12-20, Paris: Théâtre de la Porte Saint Martin Incidental music Drama by J. Richepin; unpublished
1884 Théodora Voices, Orchestra 1884-12-26, Paris: Théâtre de la Porte Saint Martin Incidental music Drama in 5 acts by V. Sardou; unpublished except Chanson de Théodora
1886 Le crocodile Orchestra 1886-12-21, Paris: Théâtre de la Porte Saint Martin Incidental music Drama in 5 acts by V. Sardou
1900 Phèdre Orchestra 1900-12-08, Paris: Théâtre de l'Odéon Incidental music Tragédie in 5 acts by Racine; Overture comp. 1873
1904 Le grillon du foyer Orchestra 1904-10-01, Paris: Théâtre de l'Odéon Incidental music Comédie in 3 acts by L. de Francmesnil, after Dickens; published 1923
1911 Jérusalem Female chorus, Orchestra 1914-01-14, Monte Carlo: Opéra Incidental music Drama in 5 acts by G. Rivollet ; published 1912
1871—2 Marie-Magdeleine Voices, Chorus, Orchestra 1873-04-11, Paris: Théâtre de l'Odéon Oratorio Drame sacré in 3 acts by L. Gallet
1874 Ève Voices, Chorus, Orchestra 1875-03-18, Paris: Cirque d'Été Oratorio Mystère in 3 acts by L. Gallet
1877—8 La vierge Voices, Chorus, Orchestra 1880-05-22, Paris: Opéra Oratorio Légende sacrée in 4 acts by C. Grandmougin
1897—9 La terre promise Voices, Chorus, Orchestra 1900-03-15, Paris: St. Eustache Oratorio Oratorio in 3 parts after the Vulgate
1880 Ave maris stella 2 Voices, Cello ad lib. Vocal Motet; published 1886
1880 Souvenez-vous, Vierge Marie!, prière de Saint Bernard Tenor, SATB chorus, Organ, Orchestra E major 1881-01-27, Paris - cond. Pasdeloup Vocal Words by G. Boyer; published 1881
1886 Biblis 3 Voices (Mez/Ten/Bar), SATB chorus, Orchestra 1887-01-27 Choral Scène religieuse by G. Boyer; published 1887
1884 Pie Jesu Voice, Cello ad lib., Organ Vocal First published 1893
1894 O salutaris Soprano, SATB Chorus, Harp, Organ Choral
1910 Panis angelicus Voice, Organ Vocal
1911 Élévation Organ D major Keyboard
1912 Prélude en ut majeur Organ C major Keyboard
1889? Cantate en l'honneur du Bienheureux Jean-Gabriel Perboyre, missionnaire Lazariste Baritone, Male chorus, Organ ad lib. Vocal First published 1890
1884—5 Apollon aux muses Tenor, Orchestra Vocal Words by P. Collin
1866 Alleluia SATB Chorus Choral Words by G. Chouquet
1877? Narcisse Tenor, SATB Chorus, Orchestra E major 1878-02-11, Paris: Société Guillot-Sainbris Choral Idylle antique by P. Collin ; First published 1879
1890 La fédérale Unison Chorus Choral Words by G. Boyer
1899 Les bluets Female chorus, Piano 4 hands Choral Words by J. Chaffotte
1904 A la jeunesse 2 Female voices a cappella Vocal Words by J. Combarieu
1860 1812 TTBB Chorus Choral Words by E. Moreau ; First published 1886
1866? Le moulin TTBB Chorus Choral Words by G. Chouquet
1867? La caravane perdue TTBB Chorus Choral Words by Noilan-Lamontier
1872 Villanelle TTBB Chorus Choral Words by J. Ruelle
1877? Moines et forbans TTBB Chorus Choral Words by G. Chouquet
1879 Le sylphe TTBB Chorus Choral Words by E. Bernier
1880 Amour TTBB Chorus Choral Words by P. Milliet
1880/6? Alerte! TTBB Chorus Choral Words by J. Maissiat
1886? Donnons TTBB Chorus Choral Words by G. Boyer
1893 Chant de concorde TTBB Chorus Choral Words by S. Salmona
Mort à Néron! TTBB Chorus Choral Words by M. Galerne ; First published 1913
1862 La fleur et le papillon Voice, Piano Vocal Words by V. Hugo ; Unpublished
1862 Le crucifix Voice, Piano Vocal Words by A. de Lamartine ; Unpublished
1863 Souvenirs d'enfance Voice, Piano Vocal Words by H. Moreau ; Unpublished
Écoute-moi Madeleine! Voice, Piano Vocal Words by V. Hugo ; Unpublished
1868? 3 Mélodies, deux duos et un trio Voices, Piano Vocal Op. 2 ; Words by C. Distel ; First published ca.1872
1866—9 Chants intimes Voice, Piano Vocal Words by G. Chouquet ; rev. 1870
1868 Quatre mélodies Voice, Piano Vocal Op. 12 ; L'esclave (T. Gautier), Sérénade aux mariés (J. Ruelle), La vie d'une rose (J. Ruelle), Le portrait d'une enfant (P. de Ronsard)
1866? Poème d'avril Voice, Piano Vocal Words by A. Silvestre ; First published 1868
1868? Poème du souvenir Voice, Piano Vocal Words by A. Silvestre ; First published ca.1878
1869 Nouvelle chanson sur un vieil air Voice, Piano Vocal Words by V. Hugo ; Unpublished
1870—2 Poème pastoral Voice, Piano Vocal Words by Florian and A. Silvestre ; First published 1872
1870 Le soir 2 Female Voices, Piano Vocal Words by L. Baillet ; First published 1872
1871 Dialogue nocturne Soprano, Tenor, Piano Vocal Words by A. Silvestre ; First published 1872
1871 Au large Mezzo-soprano, Baritone, Piano Vocal Words by L. Sieffert ; Unpublished
1871 Rêvons, c'est l'heure Soprano, Baritone, Piano Vocal Words by P. Verlaine ; First published 1872
1872? Salut, printemps! 2 Voices, Piano Vocal Words by L. Baillet ; First published 1879
1876? Poème d'octobre Voice, Piano Vocal Words by P. Collin ; First published 1877
1878—80 Poème d'amour Voice, Piano Vocal Words by P. Robiquet ; First published 1880
1882 Poème d'hiver Voice, Piano Vocal Words by A. Silvestre
1884 Où que s'envole Voice, Piano Vocal Words by P. Bourguignat
1888 Fleurs cueillies Voice, Piano Vocal Words by L. Bricourt
1890 Lui et elle 2 Voices, Piano Vocal Words by T. Maquet
1891 Aux étoiles 2 Female Voices, Piano Vocal Words by T. Maquet
1891 L'âme des fleurs Voice, Piano Vocal Words by P. Delair
1891 Les mères Voice, Piano Vocal Words by G. Boyer ; First published 1892 ; rev. 1901
1891 Rien n'est que la France Voice, Harp or Harpsichord Vocal Published in A. Silvestre's Floréal under the pseudonym Eurotas
1891 Épithalame 2 Voices, Unison Chorus, Harpsichord Vocal Published in A. Silvestre's Floréal under the pseudonym Eurotas
1893 Mienne! Voice, Piano Vocal Words by E. Laroche ; First published 1894
1893 Soir de printemps Voice, Piano Vocal Déclamatorium by G. Martin ; First published 1894
1894 Les fleurs Soprano, Baritone, Piano Vocal Words by J. Normand ; Also orchestrated
1894 Tristesse Voice, Piano Vocal Words by P. Carrier
1895 La chevrière 2 Female Voices, Piano Vocal Petit conte rustique by E. Noël ; Orchestrated 1901
1895 Noël 2 Female Voices, Piano Vocal
1895 Poème d'un soir Voice, Piano Vocal Words by G. Vanor
1899 Passionément Voice, Piano Vocal Words by C. Fuster
1899 Éternité Voice, Piano Vocal Words by M. Girard
1900 Chansons des bois d'Amaranthe 4 Voices (SATB), Piano Vocal Words by M. Legrand, after Redwitz ; First published 1901 ; Also orchestrated
1902 Quelque chansons mauves Voice, Piano Vocal Words by A. Lebey
1902—12 Expressions lyriques Voice, Piano Vocal 10 mélodies with words by M. Varenne, M. Roch de Louvencourt, T. Maurer, J. Dortzal, R. de Gontaut Biron, S. Poirson, M. Grain ; 4 songs also orchestrated ; First published 1913
1903 Trois poèmes chastes Voice, Piano Vocal Le pauv'petit (G. Boyer), Vers Bethléem (P. Le Moyne), La légende du baiser (J. de Villeurs)
1904 Avant la bataille Voice, Piano Vocal Words by J. de Villeurs
1905 Dors, Magda Voice, Piano Vocal Words by A. Silvestre
1905 Tes cheveux Voice, Piano Vocal Words by C. Bruno
1905 Je mourrai plus que toi! Voice, Piano Vocal Words by P. Verlaine
1905 Chant de nourrice Alto, Baritone, Piano Vocal Mélodie avec déclamation by J. Alcard
1906 C'est le printemps Voice, Piano Vocal Words by A. Gillouin
1906 En chantant Voice, Piano Vocal Words by G. Boyer
1906 La mélodie des baisers Voice, Piano Vocal Words by A. Alexandre
1907 Le temps et l'amour Tenor, Baritone, Piano Vocal Words by L. Landau (as Ludana)
1907 L'heure douce Voice, Piano Vocal Words by E. Chabroux
1907? Le poème des fleurs Female Voices, Piano Vocal Words by A. Gasquy, after B. Allievo ; First published 1908
1908 L'heure solitaire Soprano, Alto, Piano Vocal Words by J. Ader
1908 Dormons parmi les lis Voice, Piano Vocal Words by H. Picard
1909 Ton souvenir Voice, Piano Vocal Words by E. Feillet
1909 Immortalité 2 Voices a capella Vocal Canon à deux voix by J. Combarieu
1909? Parfums Voice, Piano Vocal Words by J. Dortzal ; First published 1914
1910 Toujours Voice, Piano Vocal Words by P. Max
1910 Dieu créa le désert Voice, Piano Vocal Words by M. Grain
1911 Retour d'oiseau Voice, Piano Vocal Words by P. Stuart
1912 Effusion Voice, Piano Vocal Words by H. Allorge
1912 La chanson du ruisseau 2 Female Voices, Piano Vocal Words by A. Lugnier
1912 La vision de Loti 4 Voices (SATB), Piano Vocal Words by E. Noël, after P. Loti
1912? L'oiseau de paradis Voice, Piano Vocal Words by J. Princet ; First published 1913
1912? Le coffret d'ébène Voice, Piano Vocal Words by V. Jannet ; First published 1914
La verdadera vida Voice, Piano Vocal Coplas by G. de Saix ; First published 1933
1863 Ouverture en sol Orchestra G major Orchestral Op. 1 ; Transcribed for Piano 4 hands and first published as Ouverture de concert (1870)
1864?—75 Scènes napolitaines Orchestra 1876 Orchestral Suite d'orchestre No. 5
1865 Suite d'orchestre No. 1 Orchestra F major 1867-03-24, Paris - cond. Pasdeloup Orchestral
1866 Deux fantaisies pour orchestre Orchestra 1866-07, Paris: Concerts des Champs-Élysées Orchestral Une noce flamande, Le retour d'une caravane
1870? Scènes hongroises Orchestra C major 1871-11-26, Paris - cond. Pasdeloup Orchestral Suite d'orchestre No. 2 ; Arr. of pieces originally written for piano 4 hands (1869—70) ; First published 1880
1872? Scènes pittoresques Orchestra D major 1874-03-22, Paris - cond. Colonne Orchestral Suite d'orchestre No. 4 ; First published 1874
1873 Concert tzigane Orchestra Orchestral Unpublished
1873 Phèdre Orchestra G minor 1874-02-22, Paris - cond. Colonne Orchestral Complete incidental music composed 1900
1874 Scènes dramatiques Orchestra 1875-01-10, Paris: Conservatoire Orchestral Suite d'orchestre No. 3
1874 Ronde nocturne dans le jardin de Juliette Orchestra Orchestral Reworked as Improvisations, No. 7 (1875)
1879 Marche héroïque de Szabadi Orchestra 1879-06-07, Paris: Opéra Orchestral Transcribed for piano solo by Liszt, S.572
1880—1 Scènes de féerie Orchestra 1881-03, London Orchestral Suite d'orchestre No. 6 ; First published 1882
1882 Scènes alsaciennes Orchestra D major 1882-03-19, Paris - cond. Colonne Orchestral Suite d'orchestre No. 7
1887 Parade militaire Orchestra D major Orchestral Morceau de genre pour orchestre
1891 Visions Orchestra A minor Orchestral Unpublished
1896—7 Fantaisie pour violoncelle et orchestre Cello, Orchestra D major Orchestral First published 1897
1864 Devant la Madone Orchestra Orchestral Souvenir de la campagne de Rome ; First published 1897 ; Also published in piano reduction
1881 Marche solennelle Orchestra Orchestral Composed for the inauguration of "Salle Beethoven" in Barcelona ; First published 1897 ; Also published for piano 4 hands
1901 Pièces pour petit orchestre Orchestra Orchestral Arr. of mélodies On dit! and Sœur d'élection
1900 Brumaire Orchestra 1901-03-10, Paris - cond. Colonne Orchestral Ouverture pour le drame d'Édouard Noël ; First published 1901
1902?—12 Suite parnassienne Narrator, SATB Chorus, Orchestra Orchestral Fresque musical by M. Léna ; First published 1913
1902?—12 Suite théatrale Narrator, Voices, Orchestra Orchestral Words by M. Léna ; First published 1913
1903 Piano Concerto Piano, Orchestra E major 1903-02-01, Paris: Conservatoire - L. Dièmer, piano Orchestral
1866? Deux pièces Cello, Piano Chamber First published 1877
1867 Adagio religioso Violin, Organ Chamber Unpublished
1867 Duo Cello, Double bass Chamber First published 1974
1899 Les grands violons du roi Louis XV 2 Violins (or String Orchestra) Chamber
1867 3 Pièces pour piano à 4 mains Piano 4 hands Keyboard Op. 11 ; Published as Première suite
1866? Scènes de bal Piano 4 hands Keyboard Op. 17 ; First published ca.1870
1869 Ouverture de concert Piano 4 hands Keyboard Transcription of Ouverture en sol
1869—70 Six danses Piano 4 hands Keyboard Unpublished
1870 Trois marches Piano 4 hands Keyboard Unpublished
1870 Deux berceuses Piano 4 hands Keyboard Unpublished
1871 Simplicité Piano 4 hands Keyboard Valse à ne pas danser ; collab. Georges Bizet (prima by Massenet, seconda by Bizet)
1897 Année passée Piano 4 hands Keyboard Suite de 12 pièces en 4 livres
1861 Grande fantaisie de concert sur Le pardon de Ploërmel de G. Meyerbeer Piano solo Keyboard
1866 Dix pièces de genre Piano solo Keyboard Op. 10
1871 Le roman d'Arlequin Piano solo C major Keyboard Pantomimes enfantines ; First published 1872 ; Orchestrated ca.1880
1872? Ma cousine Piano solo Keyboard Pantomime ; Unpublished
1874 Improvisations Piano solo Keyboard First published 1875
1892 Toccata Piano solo B major Keyboard
1896 Deux impromptus Piano solo Keyboard Eau dormante, Eau courante
1897? Un momento musicale Piano solo Keyboard
1898 Valse folle Piano solo D major Keyboard
1901 Valse très lente Piano solo C major Keyboard Also orchestrated
1902 Musique pour bercer les petits enfants Piano solo G major Keyboard
1907 Deux pièces pour piano Piano solo Keyboard Papillons noirs, Papillons blancs
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