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Symphonie Fantastique

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Hector Berlioz

Hector Berlioz (arr. Akira Yodo)

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Subtitle: V. Songe d'une nuit de sabbat

General Info

Year:1830 / 2011
Duration: c. 9:50
Difficulty: VI (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Wind Gallery
Cost: Score and Parts - 30,800 yen


Full Score
Flute I-II-III
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinets Solo-I-II
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Saxophone
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Cornet I-II
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
String Bass
Piano (optional)
Timpani (2 players)
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Chime
  • Glockenspiel
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Xylophone
  • Marimba


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Berlioz’s 1830 Symphonie Fantastique is a piece of program music that, according to the composer’s notes, tells the story of “an artist gifted with a lively imagination who has poisoned himself with opium in the depths of despair because of hopeless love.” In this fifth and final movement, the protagonist of the story sees himself at a witches’ sabbath, in the midst of a hideous gathering of sorcerers and monsters of every kind who have come together for his funeral.

The Symphonie, in whole or in part, is seldom heard in a wind band transcription, and Akira Yodo’s outstanding arrangement will help fill that void.

-Program Note by the Kagoshima Joho High School Wind Orchestra


State Ratings

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Works for Winds by This Composer


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