Symphonie funèbre et triomphale

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Symphonie funèbre et triomphale (‘Funereal and triumphal symphony’). Work by Berlioz, sometimes known as Grande Symphonie funèbre et triomphale, composed 1840 to commission by French Government to mark 10th anniversary of 1830 Revolution. Originally scored for large military band and perf. out of doors. Berlioz in 1842 added parts for optional str. orch. and later also for chorus to patriotic text by A. Deschamps. In 3 movts.: 1. Marche funèbre in F minor; 2. Oraison funèbre in G; 3. L'Apothéose in B♭. Probably comp. from earlier sketches.