F. Mendelssohn: Elijah Op.70 (Vocal Score)

Books | Choral, Orchestra

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

Immediately after completing “St. Paul” in 1836, Mendelssohn mulled over the idea of composing a further oratorio. However a whole decade elapsed before the composition of “Elijah” which takes as its theme the story of the Biblical prophet from the 1st Book of Kings. When he received the invitation to write a major work for the Birmingham Music Festival, Mendelssohn finally embarked on work on the oratorio. “Elijah” was premiered in 1846 in Birmingham with great success and has enjoyed great popularity ever since.

Following the first performance, Mendelssohn undertook a revision of the oratorio in which whole numbers were removed and new ones substituted. This is the version which was first heard in 1847 in London and which is still performed today.

To mark the Mendelssohn anniversary year 2009, the Mendelssohn specialist Douglass Seaton, Professor at Florida State University prepared a critical new edition of the oratorio. The edition reflects the latest research findings and includes both English and German singing texts.

A critical commentary completes the new edition.

- One of Mendelssohn’s most popular works, in an edition reflecting the latest editorial knowledge.

- Bärenreiter-Urtext, including numbers from the original version for the first time.

- English and German singing texts.

- Critical Commentary (Eng).

- Full score, performance material (BA9070) and vocal score (BA9070-90) available for sale.

Skill Level: Intermediate-Advanced Explain this
Published on: 12 November 2009
No of pages: 323
Language: English, German
Catalogue No: BA9070A
 
     
       

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        An excellent edition which out does all the rest. Clearly printed and laid out in the way you would expect from Barenreiter.
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