Mélodie Op. 10, No. 5 - Invocation - Melody - Elegy - Les Érinnyes
This Mélodie-Élégie by Jules Massenet was composed around 1866 as No. 5 of the 10 Pièces de genre, Op. 10 for the piano.
In 1872, Massenet used this Mélodie in his incidental music for Les Érinnyes : tragédie antique by Leconte de Lisle (1818-1894).
In Les Érinnyes, this melody is entitled Invocation.
It is played by a solo cello with orchestral accompaniment.
It is an elegy to accompany Electra's lament at the grave of her father.
In 1885, Massenet published an arrangement of this Élégie-Mélodie for violoncello with piano accompaniment.
This score is a transcription for viola with piano accompaniment.
The viola part is appropriate for Grade 6 viola students.
Duration : 02:03
Source : Jules Massenet, 10 Pièces de genre, Op. 10.
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