Berlioz, Hector: Les Nuits d’ Eté (Summer Nights)
Mezzo-soprano or Tenor and Piano.
A completely revised edition of the original Augener publication based on the 1841 Paris version of the renowned song cycle, later adapted by the composer to be sung with Orchestra. The introduction and variants in this piano score enable the singer to rehearse and perform the songs in any other published version. Robin Bowman, who is well known in Europe as a most authoritative coach and accompanist of French song, has provided an excellent literal translation of the songs for English-speaking singers (and conductors).
Villanelle (Villanelle) E – F sharp
Le Spectre de la Rose (The Ghost of the Rose) C sharp – A flat
Sur les Lagunes: Lament (On the Lagoons: Lament) D flat – A flat
Absence (Absence) C sharp – F sharp
Au Cimitière: Clair de Lune (In the Cemetery: Moonlight) E – G
L’Ile Inconnue (The Unknown Island) D flat – G