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ABOUT THE MÉLODIE
From Les nuits d’été, H.81, Op.7, N.2
Voice / Vocal Fach Soprano/ Mezzo / Alto/ Baritone/ Bass
Original key B Major
Language French
Composer Hector Berlioz 1803 – 1869
Poet Théophile Gautier 1811 – 1872
Range Le spectre et la rose
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Le spectre et la rose , a setting by Theophile Gautier, was composed by Hector Berlioz in 1838 (G Major). It is the second song of his song cycle, Les nuits d’été.

Le spectre et la rose is part of Les nuits d’été, a song cycle Berlioz first wrote for piano and mezzo soprano or tenor. He, later, in 1843, orchestrated this song cycle and gave each song to a different voice. Today, it is often sang by one singer throughout. It is interesting to note, Berlioz had already been inspired by that same poem in 1811, when he was composing for a ballet. However, at the time, he had only orchestrated the composition of another composer, Carl Maria von Weber.

In 1841, year where the cycle was first composed, Berlioz was going through delusion and disappointment. His marriage with Harriet Smithson had revealed itself a complete failure and he was left torn between remembering the happy memories of him with Harriet and the certainty that all love among him and his wife was now dead. He would also, this same year, fall in love again and start an adulterous relation with Maria Recio. All those torments may have prompted him to write Les nuits d’été, where each song is infused with Romantic love.

In the poem, a rose given to a beautiful woman, expresses her emotions and faces her soon-to-come death. Berlioz sets the voice in a calm lyric range where the rhythm weighs earthy and atmospherically at the same time. The piano seems to follow someone softly going to sleep, going in and out of an intense dream.
At the end of the song, the melody progressively dies and the piano is left to play only a third over the voice (in the orchestral version, it is a duo voice-clarinet).

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Le spectre et la rose originated was composed by Hector Berlioz. The original lyrics are in French. The melodious note arrangement of Le spectre et la rose ranges from pianissimo (very soft) mellow notes to forte (loud) notes carrying the player and the audience through an array of vivid emotions. The sweet soft beginning of the music piece gradually increases and decreases the loudness in smooth transitions. This music piece is decorated with phrases, slurs and an arpeggio. A perfect composition for piano players to try with an intermediate knowledge in music. Students can make use of this sweet music piece to improve their knowledge in music expressions, ornaments and sight-reading, while all music lovers could enjoy this brilliant extract whole-heartedly. Le spectre et la rose sheet music produced by Lyribox is clear, precise and is transcribed in English by Lyribox. By purchasing Le spectre et la rose sheet music from us, you can simply sing along as you play this masterpiece on your piano. Unlike many sheet music sold online with all black notations, sheet music we offer you is marked using three distinct colors. While piano notation is illustrated in black, the music expressions and the lyrics are given in red and blue respectively. Get Le spectre et la rose by H. Berlioz sheet music from Lyribox today to enjoy and share this wonderful music composition with your friends and family.

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Translation
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