List of compositions and literary works by Hector Berlioz

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This is a list of works by the French composer Hector Berlioz. It includes his literary works as well as his music. The musical compositions are arranged by both opus number and genre. (Note: many of Berlioz's works resist easy categorisation and assigning them to a genre is often impossible. The genres given below should be regarded as merely a guideline).

Musical compositions arranged by genre[edit]

NB: Date of composition is given first, followed by date of first performance.

Orchestral works[edit]

Symphonies[edit]

Overtures[edit]

  • Waverley (1828)
  • Le roi Lear (1831)
  • Rob Roy (1831)
  • Le carnaval romain (1844)
  • Le corsaire (1844)

Other orchestral[edit]

  • Romance: Rêverie et caprice, for violin and orchestra

Choral and vocal works[edit]

Operas[edit]

Liturgical music[edit]

Oratorio[edit]

Concert drama[edit]

Prix de Rome cantatas[edit]

  • La mort d’Orphée (1827)
  • Herminie (1828)
  • Cléopâtre (1829)
  • Sardanapale (1830)

Other choral works[edit]

  • La révolution grecque: scéne héroïque (1825; 1828)
  • Huits scènes de Faust (1828–29; one number performed 1829)
  • Le ballet des ombres (1829; withdrawn)
  • Lélio, ou le retour à la vie (1831; 1832)
  • Sara la baigneuse (1834; 1834)
  • Le cinq mai (1831–35; 1835)
  • Hymne à la France (1844; 1844)
  • Chant des chemins de fer (1846; 1846)
  • Tristia (written between 1831 and 1844: published 1852)

Songs[edit]

  • La dépit de la bergère
  • Le maure jaloux
  • Amitié reprends ton empire
  • Pleure, pauvre Colette
  • Canon libre à quinte
  • Le montagnard exilé
  • Toi qui l'aimas, verse des pleurs
  • Nocturne
  • Le pêcheur
  • Le roi de Thulé
  • Le coucher du soleil
  • Hélène
  • La belle voyageuse
  • L'origine de la harpe
  • Adieu Bessy
  • Elégie en prose
  • La captive
  • Le jeune pâtre breton
  • Les champs
  • Sara la baigneuse
  • Je crois en vous
  • Le chant des Bretons
  • Chansonette
  • Les nuits d'été (1841):
  1. Villanelle
  2. Le spectre de la rose
  3. Sur les lagunes
  4. L'absence
  5. Au cimitière
  6. L'île inconnue
  • La mort d'Ophélie
  • La belle Isabeau
  • Le chasseur danois
  • Zaïde
  • Le trébuchet
  • Nessun maggior piacere
  • Le matin
  • Petit oiseau

Arrangements[edit]

Works by opus number[edit]

Dates given are those of publication.

Works by Holoman number[edit]

For a comprehensive list of works by Holoman number, named after D. Kern Holoman of University of California, Davis, cross-referenced with Breitkopf & Härtel's Old Berlioz Edition (1900–1907) and with Bärenreiter's New Berlioz edition (1967–2006), see List of works by Hector Berlioz at the International Music Score Library Project (IMSLP).

Literary works[edit]

References[edit]

  • Hugh Macdonald: Berlioz ("The Master Musicians", J.M.Dent, 1982)