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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)

Elijah: He that shall endure

Performed by Seattle Pro Musica under the direction of the Karen P. Thomas


MP3: He that shall endure to the end / Robert Shaw & Atlanta Symphony Orchestra / Telarc


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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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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Psalm 42:1-11 [German]

As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God.

My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God: when shall I come and appear before God?

My tears have been my meat day and night, while they continually say unto me, Where is thy God?

When I remember these things, I pour out my soul in me: for I had gone with the multitude, I went with them to the house of God, with the voice of joy and praise, with a multitude that kept holyday.

Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted in me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him for the help of his countenance.

O my God, my soul is cast down within me: therefore will I remember thee from the land of Jordan, and of the Hermonites, from the hill Mizar.

Deep calleth unto deep at the noise of thy waterspouts: all thy waves and thy billows are gone over me.

Yet the Lord will command his lovingkindness in the day time, and in the night his song shall be with me, and my prayer unto the God of my life.

I will say unto God my rock, Why hast thou forgotten me? why go I mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?

10 As with a sword in my bones, mine enemies reproach me; while they say daily unto me, Where is thy God?

11 Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God.

Psalm 42, (‘Wie der Hirsch schreit’), for chorus, soloists, and orchestra, Op.42 (1837) by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (1809-1847)

Mendelssohn - Psalm 42 - 'Wie der Hirsch schreit' - Radio Filharmonisch Orkest - Live Concert [HD]

Performed by Radio Filharmonisch Orkest, Groot Omroepkoor, conductor Philippe Herreweghe


Der 42. Psalm (Psalm 42) (Psaume 42) by Felix Bartholdy Mendelssohn (1809-1847). Edited by Gunter Graulich. For Soli STTBB, SATB Choir, 2 Flutes, 2 Oboes, 2 Clarinets, 2 Bassoons, 2 Horns, 2 Trumpets, 3 Trombones, Timpani, 2 Violins, Viola, Cello, Contrabass, Organ. This edition: paperbound. German Psalms; Language: German/English. Composed 1837. 42. 32 pages. Duration 24 min. Published by Carus Verlag


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