Universal Edition - Luciano Berio – Corale

Luciano Berio

Luciano Berio

Year of composition: 1981
Subtitle: [su ‘sequenza VIII’]
Scored for: for violin, 2 horns and strings
Composer: Luciano Berio
Soloists: violin
Instrumentation: 2 hn(F), str(at least 6 6 4 4 3)
Instrumentation details:
1st horn in F
2nd horn in F
violin I(min. 6)
violin II(min. 6)
viola(min. 4)
violoncello(min. 4)
contrabass(min. 3)
Duration: 15′
Dedication: pour Maya et Paul Sacher, affectueusement
Please check your input!

  • Berio Luciano

  • Corale

  • (deliveryaddress if different)

  • What kind of material would you like to order?
    (Eg: piano reduction)
Request material on perusal Request performance material Licensing Request

Audio Excerpt


World Première

Location: Zürich / Switzerland
Date: 17.01.1982
Orchestra: Collegium Musicum Zürich
Conductor: Paul Sacher
Main Soloists: Carlo Chiarappa

Work Introduction

Perhaps Corale should actually be called Chemins; it is based on the same essentials as Berio’s other “commentaries” on his Sequenze. Although he had a special affinity for the violin – he called Corale a kind of homage to that instrument – he did not write a full-fledged violin concerto.

Yet despite its rather small number of players and its short duration, Corale could still be considered a violin concerto. The music travels over chequered landscapes, Berio giving a patina to the solo violin part with touches of playing techniques gleaned from musical history.

Score – Chorale su Sequenza VIII

CORALE von Berio basiert auf der 1976 komponierten Sequenza VIII per violino solo (UE 15990). Zur Solovioline treten nun ein Streichorchester und zwei Hörner hinzu - faszinierender Klangreiz.

  • for violin, 2 horns and strings
  • Edition type: score
  • UE17545
  • ISBN: 978-3-7024-1533-4
  • ISMN: 979-0-008-02728-4
EUR 66,50

Prices incl. VAT plus shipping costs

Pay by credit card, PayPal and direct bank transfer (in some countries)

Shipping costs

We are happy to offer the following shipping methods for your order:

Standard Post 1–3 working days EUR 3.00
Economy Airmail 6–10 working days EUR 9.95
World (i.e. outside Europe)*   
Economy Airmail 10–15 working days EUR 14.95
Standard Airmail 5–10 working days EUR 19.95

* While we send your music as quickly as possible (usually by the next day), we unfortunately do not have any influence on the time it takes your music to reach you. The further you are away from our warehouse in Germany, the longer your music will take to reach you. From experience, that can take a couple of weeks to the USA and three or even four to Asia and South America.