Festgesang zum Gutenbergfest, WoO 9 (Mendelssohn, Felix)

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Ambox notice.pngFor the carol Hark the Herald Angels Sing, created posthumously to music from this work, see Hark! The Herald Angels Sing (Cummings, William Hayman).


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Julius Rietz (1812-1877)

Publisher Info.:

Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdys Werke, Serie 15
Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1874-82. Plate M.B. 120.

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Work Title Festgesang
Alternative Title Festgesang für Männerchor und Orchester, WoO 9
Composer Mendelssohn, Felix
Opus/Catalogue Number WoO 9
Movements/Sections 4 sections
  1. Choral. Begeht mit heil’gem Lobgesang
  2. Lied. Vaterland, in deinen Gauen
  3. Allegro molto. Der Herr, der sprach: Es werde Licht!
  4. Choral. Heil ihm! Heil uns!
Year/Date of Composition 1840
First Performance 1840-06-24 in Leipzig, open air (Gutenberg-Festival)
Librettist Adolf Eduard Prölss (1803-1882)
Language German
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation TTBB, 2 Orchestras (I: 4 trumpets, 4 horns, 3 trombones, ophicleide, timpani – II: 2 trumpets, 2 horns, 3 trombones)
Related Works In 1855 the English organist William Hayman Cummings adapted part of movement 2 to Charles Wesley’s Christmas hymn text, 'Hark! The Herald Angels Sing'.
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