Giacomo Meyerbeer

Giacomo Meyerbeer Sheet Music

  • Born
    5th September 1791
  • Died
    2nd May 1864
  • Birthplace
    Berlin, Germany

Giacomo Meyerbeer (born Jacob Liebmann Beer) was a Prussian opera composer of Jewish birth who has been described as perhaps the most successful stage composer of the nineteenth century. With his 1831 opera Robert le diable and its successors he gave the genre of grand opera 'decisive character'. Meyerbeer's grand opera style was achieved by his merging of German orchestra style with Italian vocal tradition. These were employed in the context of sensational and melodramatic libretti created by Eugène Scribe, and were enhanced by the up-to-date theatre technology of the Paris Opéra. They set a standard which helped to maintain Paris as the opera capital of the nineteenth-century.

Title Form Instrument
Ballade de la reine Marguerite de Valois Ballade Voice(s) and Piano
Der Wanderer und die Geister an Beethovens Grabe Chorale Voice(s) and Piano
Fackeltanz No.1 Dance Wind Ensemble
Fackeltanz No.3 Dance Wind Ensemble
Fackeltanz No.4 Dance Wind Ensemble
Fantaisie Fantasy Voice(s) and Piano
Festmarsch zu Schillers 100 jähriger Geburtstagsfeier March Orchestra
Schiller-Marsch March Orchestra
Il crociato in Egitto Melodrama Voice(s) and Orchestra
Ein Feldlager in Schlesien Opera / Operetta Voice(s) and Orchestra
L'Africaine Opera / Operetta Voice(s) and Orchestra
Le pardon de Ploërmel Opera / Operetta Voice(s) and Orchestra
Le prophète Opera / Operetta Voice(s) and Orchestra
Les Huguenots Opera / Operetta Voice(s) and Orchestra
L'étoile du nord Opera / Operetta Voice(s) and Orchestra
Margherita d'Anjou Opera / Operetta Voice(s) and Orchestra
Robert le diable Opera / Operetta Voice(s) and Orchestra
Fest-Ouvertüre im Marschstyl Overture Orchestra
Pater noster Sacred Mass Choir
Brautgeleite aus der Heimat Serenade / Divertimento / Cassation Choir