Collection of music by Hector Berlioz. Edit


Component Unique Identifier
MS.3428 [HB.MS.1-9]
Level of Description


  • Early 19th century-mid 19th century. (Creation)


  • 35 Leaves (Whole)



  • Conditions Governing Access

    Normal access conditions apply.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Normal reproduction conditions apply, subject to any copyright restrictions.

  • Arrangement

    35 folios.

  • Scope and Contents

    The following is based on the fuller description in Cecil Hopkinson, ‘A bibliography of the musical and literary works of Hector Berlioz’.

    HB.MS.1. 'Romance de Nina, ou la folle par amour.' Full score of the song from Dalayrac's opera 'Nina', copied by Hector Berlioz. (Folio 1.)

    HB.MS.2. "Air de Cellini, transposé pour voix de Basse par l'auteur." Full score of No. 15 from the opera 'Benvenuto Cellini'. This transposition is unpublished. (Folio 2.)

    HB.MS.3. 'Le Temple Universel' (Opus 28). Vocal score, first version. (Folio 8.)

    HB.MS.4. 'Le paysan Breton. Fragment du Roman de Marie de Mr. Brizeux' ('Le Jeune Pâtre Breton', Opus 13, Number 4). Vocal score, with second and third verses. (Folio 10.)

    HB.MS.5. 'Symphonie Fantastique.' Fragment from the 'Scène de Bal'. (Folio 13.)

    HB.MS.6. 'Le Spectre de la Rose' ("Les Nuits d'Été", Opus 7, Number 2). Vocal score by a copyist, with dedication to 'Mlle. Falconi' and markings throughout by Berlioz. (Folio 14.)

    HB.MS.7. 'Villanelle' ("Les Nuits d'Été", Opus 7, Number 1). Full score by a copyist, with title page and dedication to Mademoiselle Wolf in Berlioz's hand. (Folio 20.)

    HB.MS.8. 'La Marseillaise’. Copyist's manuscript of four versions of the melody, one of them by Berlioz. (Folio 30.)

    HB.MS.9. 'Les Troyens’. Full score by a copyist of Act II, Scene I ('O lumière de Troie'). (Folio 31.)

  • Bibliography

    Hopkinson, Cecil. ‘A bibliography of the musical and literary works of Hector Berlioz’ (Edinburgh, 1951).