Feb 29

Denn Er hat seinen Engeln befohlen über dir (Psalm 91:11-12) – Felix Mendelssohn

 

Psalm 91 Angel (Rae K. Hauck / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)

Psalm 91:11-12 [German]

11 For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.

12 They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.


Denn Er hat seinen Engeln befohlen, MWV B 53, composed by Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847), later made part of Elias/Elijah


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Jul 08

Wer bis an das Ende beharrt [He that shall endure to the end] from Elias [Elijah] (Matthew 24:13) – by Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy

Dieric Bouts - Prophet Elijah in the Desert - ...

Dieric Bouts – Prophet Elijah in the Desert – WGA03015 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Matthew 24:13 [German – though oratorio premiered in English]

13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.

Wer bis an das Ende beharrt [He that shall endure to the end] (chorus) from Elias [Elijah] (1846) by Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1809-1847)


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For SATB & double SATB quartet solos, SATB choir and piano (SATB). Choral Large Works. Oratorio. Classical Period. Difficulty: medium. Vocal score. Choral notation and piano reduction. 198 pages. G. Schirmer #ED43. Published by G. Schirmer

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ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Spiritual Lives of the Great Composers (chapter on Mendelssohn)

The Gift of Music: Great Composers and Their Influence (chapter on Mendelssohn)

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