This section is intended to provide the texts and libretti of Berlioz’s vocal music, including his operas, masses, songs and other works accompanied with voices. All texts are given only in the original language (mostly French, except for sacred works in Latin).
For a full listing of all Berlioz’s musical works see Berlioz: A Listing of his Musical Works. You will also find details of major recordings of most of the works listed here in our Berlioz Discography pages.
This page is also available in French.
We would like to express our deep gratitude to Mr Pepijn van Doesburg, without whose help this section would not have been possible; he provided us with almost all of Berlioz libretti and texts, and suggested the creation of this section.
We are most grateful to our friend Gene Halaburt for kindly providing us with the text of the Invitation à louer Dieu and Edouard Bouscatel’s 1860 French translation of the text of Erlkönig (Le Roi des Aulnes) which was used by Berlioz for his orchestral version. Our thanks also go to Alexei Zubkov for his contribution to the page on Les Francs-Juges, and to M. Martial Boens for his new French translation of Erlkönig (Le Roi des Aulnes).
Copyright notice: The texts, photos, images and musical scores on all pages of this site are covered by UK Law and International Law. All rights of publication or reproduction of this material in any form, including Web page use, are reserved. Their use without our explicit permission is illegal.
Note: The numbers in brackets refer to the numbers in D Kern Holoman’s Catalogue of the Works of Hector Berlioz (Bärenreiter, 1987).
and other sacred works
Orchestral works with vocal accompaniment
Prix de Rome cantatas
Les Nuits d’été
Neuf mélodies – Irlande
Fleurs des landes 
Dépit de la bergère [H7]
Méditation religieuse [H56]
Quartetto e coro dei maggi [H59]
La Captive [H60]
Le Jeune pâtre breton [H65]
Les Champs [H67]
Sara la baigneuse [H69]
Je crois en vous [H70]
Le Chant des Bretons [H71]
Chansonnette de Mr Léon de Wailly [H73]
Cinq mai [H74]
Vox Populi [H120]
Feuillets d’album [H121]
Hymne des Marseillais [H51]
The Hector Berlioz Website was created by Monir Tayeb and Michel Austin on 18 July 1997; The Berlioz Libretti pages created on 13 April 2003.
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