Tristia, Op.18, H 119 (Berlioz, Hector)

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Publisher. Info. Paris: Richault et Cie., n.d.[1851]. Plates 11,220-222 R.
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Editor Charles Malherbe (1853–1911)
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Publisher. Info. Hector Berlioz Werke, Serie VI, III, Band 14, 7
Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, 1903, 1902. Plate H.B. 34, 38, 21.[[Category:Scores published in the Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character ","th century]]
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Publisher. Info. Choral Public Domain Library, 2001
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Publisher. Info. Paris: Costallat & Cie., n.d.(ca.1900). Plate C. & C. 708
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Percy Edward Pinkerton (1855–1946), English text
Publisher. Info. Hector Berlioz Werke, Serie VII, Band 16
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Arrangements and Transcriptions

Méditation religieuse, H 56B

For Mixed chorus, Violin, Cello and Piano (Matteman)

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Publisher. Info. Collection de 32 mélodies pour une ou plusieurs voix et choeur par Hector Berlioz.
Paris: S. Richault, n.d.[1863]. Plate R. 13682.
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General Information

Work Title Tristia
Alternative. Title
Composer Berlioz, Hector
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Œuvre 18 ; H 119
Key see below
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 2 or 3 sections
Original version (chorus and piano)
  1. Méditation religieuse, H 56B (G major)
  2. La mort d’Ophélie, ballade, H 92A (A major)
Revised version (chorus and orchestra)
  1. Méditation religieuse, H 56B (G major)
  2. La mort d’Ophélie, ballade, H 92B (A major)
  3. Marche funèbre pour la dernière scène d’Hamlet, H 103 (A minor)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1849, revised 1851
First Publication. 1849 (vocal score)
1851 (full score)
Librettist I: Anne-Louise Swanton-Belloc (1796–1881)
II: Ernest Legouvé (1807–1903)
Language French
Dedication à Prince Eugen von Sayn-Wittgenstein
Average DurationAvg. Duration 16 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation 2,2(ca),2,2(4) – 4,2+2cornet,3,1+oph(btub) – timp, perc (6) – str
External Links Wikipedia article
On-line score (Scorch format) of No.3


Misc. Comments

Libretto

Libretti at The Hector Berlioz Website: Méditation religieuse and La mort d’Ophélie

Publication History

  • Paris: 1849 as Œuvre 18, H 119A (vocal score, comprising reduction of H 56B, and H 92A)
  • Paris: 1851 as Œuvre 18, H 119B (full score, comprising H 56B, H 92B, with addition of H 103)
  • Paris: 1863, piano-vocal reductions of H 56B and H 92B in Collection de 32 Mélodies H 139: nos. 20–21
  • Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, n.d., as part of Hector Berlioz Werke (1900–07), edited by Charles Malherbe and Felix Weingartner
    H 103 in Serie III, Band VI (1902)
    H 56B and H 92B in Serie VI, Band XIV (1903)
    H 92B piano-vocal reduction in Serie VII, Band XVI (1904)
    H 92A in Serie VII, Band XVII (1904)
  • Kassel: Bärenreiter, as part of New Berlioz Edition (1967–2005)
    H 119B in BA 5452/II, Volume 12b (1993), edited by David Charlton
    H 92A in BA 5455, Volume 15 (2005), edited by Ian Rumbold
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

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