12 Gesänge, Op.8 (Mendelssohn, Felix)

Collaborative Work
This work was co-authored by Felix's sister Fanny Hensel (Nos.2, 3 and 12).



Sheet Music


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Editor Julius Rietz (1812–1877)
Publisher. Info. Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdys Werke, Serie 19
Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1877. Plate M.B. 141.
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Editor Max Friedlaender (1852–1934)
Publisher. Info. Sämtliche Lieder. Ausgabe für tiefe Stimme (pp.107-28)
Leipzig: Edition Peters, n.d. Plate 9995.
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Arrangements and Transcriptions

Romanze (No.10)

For Cello and Piano

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Arranger Unnamed
Publisher. Info. Lyrische Stücke für Violoncello und Pianoforte, No.27
Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, n.d.
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General Information

Work Title 12 Gesänge
Alternative. Title
Composer Mendelssohn, Felix
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.8
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. None [force assignment]
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 12 songs (9 by Felix, 3 by Fanny Hensel):
  1. Minnelied im Mai, MWV K 30
    (Andante, F major, 45 bars)
  2. Hensel: Das Heimweh
    (Vivace ed agitato, D minor)
  3. Hensel: Italien
    (Allegretto, G major)
  4. Erntelied, MWV K 37
    (Andante con moto, A minor, 40 bars)
  5. Pilgerspruch, MWV K 31
    (Andante, F major, 30 bars)
  6. Frühlingslied, MWV K 17
    (Allegretto, E major, 77 bars)
  7. Maienlied, MWV K 32
    (Allegretto, G major, 24 bars)
  8. Andres Maienlied (Hexenlied), MWV K 33
    (Allegro vivace, G minor, 79 bars)
  9. Abendlied, MWV K 34
    (Andante, E major, 17 bars)
  10. Romanze, MWV K 35
    (Andante, G minor, 26 bars)
  11. Im Grünen, MWV K 36
    (Allegro vivace, E major, 46 bars)
  12. Hensel: Suleika und Hatem
    (Allegretto, E major)
Text Incipit 1. Holder klingt der Vogelsang
2. Was ist’s, das mir den Athem hemmet
3. Schöner und schöner schmückt sich der Plan
4. Es ist ein Schnitter, der heißt Tod
5. Lass dich nur nichts nicht dauern
6. Jetzt kommt der Frühling
7. Man soll hören süßes Singen
8. Die Schwalbe fliegt
9. Das Tagewerk ist abgetan
10. Einmal aus seinen Blicken
11. Willkommen im Grünen
12. An des lust’gen Brunnens Rand
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1824–27
First Publication. 1827 - Berlin: Schlesinger'sche Buch- und Musikhandlung
Librettist 1. Ludwig Christoph Heinrich Hölty (1748–1776)
2. Friederike Robert (1795–1832)
3. Franz Grillparzer (1791–1872)
4. from Des Knaben Wunderhorn
5. Paul Fleming (1609–1640)
6. Friederike Robert (1795–1832)
7. Johann Ludwig Tieck (1773-1853) after Jakob von Warte
8. Ludwig Christoph Heinrich Hölty (1748–1776)
9. Johann Heinrich Voss (1751–1826)
10. Unknown
11. Johann Heinrich Voss (1751–1826)
12. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749–1832)
Language German
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Classical
Instrumentation voice, piano (No.12 = 2 voices, piano)
External Links All Music Guide
Extra Locations Fanny Hensel’s compositions also in her 3 Songs