Grand traité d'instrumentation et d'orchestration modernes, Op.10 (Berlioz, Hector)

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General Information

Work Title Grand Traité d’Instrumentation et d’Orchestration Modernes
Alternative Title Treatise on Instrumentation and Modern Orchestration
Composer Berlioz, Hector
Opus/Catalogue Number Œuvre 10
Year/Date of Composition 1843-44, enlarged 1855
First Publication 1843-44, enlarged 1855
Language French
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Book
External Links Wikipedia article
On-line scores (Scorch format) of excerpts at the Berlioz website


Misc. Comments

Publication History

  • Paris: 1843–44 (serialised)
  • Paris: 1844, Œuvre 10 (Publication noted in the Bibliographie de la France 2e série, 33e année (47e de la collection), Nº 25, 22 Juin 1844, p.324, r.65.)
Reissue – 1855, enlarged and revised, with new chapter on the orchestral conductor and the theory of the art (Le Chef d’orchestre – théorie de son art)
  • 1904
  • Kassel: Bärenreiter, 2003, BA 5464, as part of New Berlioz Edition (1967–2005), Volume 24, edited by Peter Bloom


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


Scores illustrated by Berlioz (initial version of the Grand Traité)

Beethoven

  • Fidelio, Act II ‘Nur hurtig fort, nur frisch gegraben’ (double bass), ‘Und spür’ich nicht linde’ (oboe)
  • Symphony No.3, 3rd movement, Trio, bars 166–260 (horn); *4th movement, bars 348–372 (oboe)
  • Symphony No.4, 2nd movement, bars 26–34 (violin), 96–104 (timpani)
  • Symphony No.5, 1st movement, bars 398–423 (violin); 2nd movement, bars 1–11 (viola); 3rd movement, bars 281–302 (bassoon), 302–316 (violin pizzicato), 317–373 and bars 1–4 of 4th movement (timpani)
  • Symphony No.6, 3rd movement, bars 87–122 (oboe); 4th movement [storm], bars 45–70 (double bass), 93–108 (piccolo)
  • Symphony No.7, 1st movement, bars 300–310 (oboe); 2nd movement, bars 147–183 (trumpet); 3rd movement, bars 181–208 (horn)
  • Piano Concerto No.5, 2nd movement, bars 64–82 (piano)

Gluck

  • Alceste, Act I (flute), ‘Apollon est sensible à nos gémissements’ (violin tremolo), ‘Divinités du Styx’ (trombone); Act II ‘Caron t’appelle’ (horn)
  • Alceste italienne, Act II ‘Chi mi parla!’ (violin, con sordino)
  • Armide, Act III ‘Venez, venez, haine implacable’ (oboe), ‘Suis l’amour puisque tu le veux’ (voices)
  • Iphigénie en Aulide, Act I ‘Peuvent-ils ordonner qu’un père’ (oboe); Act II ‘Vengeons et la nature’ (trombone)
  • Iphigénie en Tauride, Act I Prelude (trumpet; piccolo); Act I Ballet (triangle), Act I ‘O songe affreux’ (voices), Act I ‘Les dieux apaisent leur courroux’ (cymbals); Act II ‘Le calme rentre dans mon cœur’ (viola); Act IV ‘Chaste fille de Latone’ (voices)
  • Orphée, Act II Ballet 2 (Pantomime) (flute), Act II ‘Que la peur, la terreur’ (double bass)

Halévy

Meyerbeer

  • Les Huguenots, Act I ‘Ah, quel spectacle enchanteur’ (viola d’amore solo); Act II ‘Jeunes beautés sous ce feuillage’ (bassoon); Act IV ‘Tu l’as dit’ (cor anglais), ‘Entends tu ces sons funèbres’ (bells); Act V ‘Savez vous qu’en joignant vos mains’ (bass clarinet)
  • Robert le Diable, Act III (gong; bassoon); Act V ‘O mon fils’ (cornet)

Méhul

  • Phrosine et Mélidore ‘Jules, tu seras mon vengeur’ (horn)

Mozart

Rossini

  • Guillaume Tell, Act III ‘Sois immobile’ (voices), ‘A nos chants viens mêler’ (voices)

Spontini

  • La Vestale, Act II ‘Toi que j’implore avec effroi’ (voices); Act III ‘Périsse la Vestale impie’ (trombone)

Weber

  • Der Freischütz overture, bars 87–129 (clarinet); Act II ‘Leise, leise, fromme Weise’ (cello)
  • Oberon overture, bars 14–22 (cello)

Scores cited by Strauss (revised version of the Grand Traité)

Wagner

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