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Les Troyens Hol. 133

Grand Opera en cinq actes

By Hector Berlioz

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3 soprano voice solos, 2 mezzo-soprano voice solos, alto voice solo, 4 tenor voice solos, 2 baritone voice solos, 7 bass voice solos, SSTTBB choir, piano (3Soprano Voice Solo, 2 Mezzo Voice Solo, Alto Voice Solo, 4Tenor Voice Solo, 2 BarSolo, 7Bass Voice Solo, Mixed choir: SSTTBB, Fl-Picc, 2 Fl, Fl-Picc, 2 Ob, 2 clarinet, 4bassoon, 4Hn, 2 Trp, 2 Pist, 3trombone, Op, Tb, timpani, percussion, 6, 8harp, Str, B)
Grand Opera en cinq actes. Composed by Hector Berlioz (1803-1869). Edited by Hugh MacDonald. Arranged by Eike Wernhard. This edition: urtext edition. Hardback. Barenreiter Urtext. Die Trojaner. Vocal score. Holoman 133. Duration 2 hours, 30 minutes. Baerenreiter Verlag #BA05442-90. Published by Baerenreiter Verlag (BA.BA05442-90).

Item Number: BA.BA05442-90

ISBN 9790006506484. 27.5 x 20 cm inches. Translation: Simon Werle. Text: Berlioz, Hector.

The vocal score toLes Troyenspresents the text Berlioz conceived as a great five act opera. During the composition of this work between 1856 and 1858 and up until June 1863, Berlioz perceivedLes Troyensas one opera. Because of performance difficulties, the composition had to be divided into two operas,La Prise de TroieandLes Toyens a Carthage.

Berlioz began to write the libretto in Paris in April 1856 and completed it on June 26th of that same year. The dramatic material of acts III-V is taken from books 1 and 4 of Virgil'sAeneid.

The two trojan acts are loosely based on books 1 and 2 by Virgil.

Berlioz wrote in May 1861:I am sure that I have created a great work, greater and superior to anything I have ever written before.

The vocal score is based on the three-volume New Berlioz Edition and also on the one-volume vocal score edition that under Berlioz's supervision, was privately printed in 1861-62 and then distributed. The appendix contains two complete scenes: The Sinon scene from the first act and the original finale from the fifth act.

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