Felix Mendelssohn: Elijah (Vocal Score)

Books | Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Baritone, SATB Chorus, Piano Accompaniment

Publisher: Novello
Composer: Felix Mendelssohn
Format: Sheet Music | Vocal Work

Mendelssohn’s Elijah is an oratorio for SATB soli, SATB chorus, orchestra and organ, with the text derived from the Lutheran Bible by Julius Schubring. The English version of the text was translated by William Bartholemew.

This New Novello Choral Edition of the vocal score contains comprehensive performance notes and detailed editorial markings and suggestions, as edited by Michael Pilkington. The German text is also included in the vocal score, and a German translation of the performance notes is also provided.

ISBN: 9780853603214
Skill Level: Intermediate-Advanced Explain this
Published on: 29 April 1993
No of pages: 206
Language: English, German
Catalogue No: NOV070201

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        Scores 8.5 out of 10 based on 19 reviews
        8 out of 10


        Birmingham GB
        Just started rehearsing Elijah but so far happy with the print and easy to follow.
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        Confirmed purchase: 17 January 2018
        Published on: 13 February 2018
        8 out of 10


        Minehead GB Long-time singer.
        Excellent, scholarly edition with a lot of historical and musical information. It seems to be the discerning conductor's edition of choice.
        But - the score is not easy to follow - the print is too small and could do to be darker.

        Presumably this why there is a large print edition. But while this may be useful for conductor and soloists, it is far too large a volume for choir members to hold.
        Confirmed purchase: 08 January 2018
        Published on: 08 February 2018
        7 out of 10


        Glasgow GB experienced music teacher, singer
        The music is clearer and easier to read in this version.
        It's too floppy. I bought this to replace the old green novello book, hoping the print would be larger, as is most of the new Novello editions. Unfortunately as it now includes German text as well as English in the same number of pages, the print is actually smaller and harder for me to read the text.
        Confirmed purchase: 28 June 2017
        Published on: 16 July 2017

        Musicroom Reviews

        excellent clear score.. We sang this in our choir years ago and i miss it, so decided to buy the score. Can't go wrong ...english AND german text underneath the notes.
        Anonymous - (Crewe, United Kingdom)
        The classic version, English and German
        Anonymous - (Cambridge, United Kingdom)
        Goods arrived in excellent condition and are just what I wanted, thank you.
        Anonymous - (Brodick, United Kingdom)
        A comprehensive vocal score in both English and German with piano accompaniment. The preface includes a history about the composing of the work, information about the translation and a few notes on metronome marks followed by an explanation of editorial procedure. Both text and notation are easy to follow. The size and weight of the score, determined by the length of the work, make it a little difficult to handle during performance. Otherwise an excellent buy and a very popular version.
        Anonymous - (Poole, United Kingdom)
        The New Novello Choral Editions have earned a superb reputation for clarity, greatly aiding sight-reading. Unfortunately this score, Elijah, is not up to scratch. Introducing multiple languages on the page wastes space and reduces clarity. If there is demand for multiple language editions these should be published separately so that customers can selct the appropriate version for their needs. Not amalgamated. Please Novello ... it's not just the extra lines of text ... it's also the alternative rhythms to support them ... all mixed up ... it's a mess. Novello's approach may maximise short term profit .... but at the expense of quality and the long term image of the brand.
        Anonymous - (Stroud, United Kingdom)
        good value. for me it would be generally more clear without the german text.
        Anonymous - (Cheadle, United Kingdom)
        I am really pleased with your service and with the score itself - clear and easy to read. masny thanks.george jackson
        Anonymous - (Shipston-on-Stour, United Kingdom)

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