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Melodies for High Voice and Piano

By Hector Berlioz

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High voices, piano
Composed by Hector Berlioz (1803-1869). Edited by Ian Rumbold. This edition: urtext edition. Paperback. Barenreiter Urtext. Volume 1. Singing score, Anthology. Baerenreiter Verlag #BA05984. Published by Baerenreiter Verlag (BA.BA05984).

Item Number: BA.BA05984

ISBN 9790006533053. 30 x 23 cm inches.

Berlioz composed songs while still a child and in 1819, at the age of sixteen, he had a romance published at his own expense. Though he later turned primarily to large-scale forms, he never entirely abandoned the art song, for he was constantly inspired by poetry. His settings reveal a wealth of luxuriant melody that he viewed with pride to the end of his days. Many of his songs were subsequently scored for full orchestra.

This volume contains songs from Berlioz's early and middle periods. It is based on the scholarly -critical New Berlioz Edition which gathers together all of his songs for the very first time and presents them in a reliable text at the cutting edge of scholarship. A detailed preface discusses the genesis and transmission of each song and outlines its source materials. Each song is preceded by its words in the original language and in English translation.

Thus, the volume provides an ideal foundation for rediscovering this romantic repertoire.

- With the Urtext of the"New Berlioz Edition
- First scholarly-critical edition
- Detailed preface (Eng ./ Ger.)
- English translation to each song

About Barenreiter Urtext

What can I expect from a Barenreiter Urtext edition?

- A reliable musical text based on all available sources
- A description of the sources
- Information on the genesis and history of the work
- Valuable notes on performance practice
- A Critical Commentary explaining all source discrepancies and editorial decisions

- Page-turns, fold-out pages, and cues where you need them
- A well-presented layout and a user-friendly format
- Excellent print quality
- Superior paper and binding


  • Le depit de la bergere 
  • Le Maure jaloux 
  • Toi qui l'aimas, verse des pleurs 
  • Le Roi de Thule 
  • Le coucher du soleil 
  • La belle voyageuse 
  • L'origine de la harpe 
  • Farewell Bessie 
  • Elegy 
  • Le pecheur 
  • Chant de bonheur 
  • La captive 
  • Le jeune patre breton 
  • Les Champs 
  • Je crois en vous 
  • Le chant des Bretons 
  • Chansonnette 
  • Appendix 
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