Die Hebriden, Op.26 (Mendelssohn, Felix)

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Publisher. Info. Holograph manuscript, n.d.(ca.1830)
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Misc. Notes "Ouverture zur einsamen Insel : Mendelssohns erste Bearbeitung der Hebriden". Copy of first version dated 16 December 1830. RCM Library item MS 378, formerly owned by George Grove.
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Misc. Notes "Overture to the Isles of Fingal". Copy of first revised version dated June 1832, GB-Lcm MS 379. This score is complete apart from the Clarinet parts, which are entirely missing although the list of instruments on the first page of score includes them. It includes some substantial differences from the final 1833 revision.
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Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, n.d.[1834]. Plate 5543.
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Massenetique (2011/9/12)

Editor Julius Rietz (1812–1877)
Publisher. Info. Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdys Werke, Serie 2
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Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, n.d.(ca.1890). Plate Orch.B. 4904.
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Misc. Notes Apparently the parts extracted from the score above (#01730). See Discussion for some notes about these parts.
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Publisher. Info. Gilmore Band Library (No.27)
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Arranger Friedrich Hermann (1828–1907)
Publisher. Info. Leipzig : C.F. Peters, n.d. Plate 6026.
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Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, n.d. Plate 9930.
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Arranger Johannes N. Rauch
Publisher. Info. Braunschweig: Henry Litolff's Verlag, n.d.[1878]. Plate 10445.
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Arranger August Horn (1825-1893)
Publisher. Info. 9 Overtüren von Mendelssohn, Kreutzer, Nicolai (pp.22-29)
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General Information

Work Title Die Hebriden
Alternative. Title Zur einsamen Insel
Composer Mendelssohn, Felix
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.26, MWV P 7
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IFM 55
Key B minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 1 overture (268 bars)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1829-08-07 to 1830-12-16; revised 1832-06-06 and 06-20, 1833-11-29
First Performance. 1832-05-14 in London
First Publication. 1833 - London: Mori & Lavenu // Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel (piano arr.)
1834, 1835 - Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel (parts, score)
Dedication Franz Hauser (German first edition)
Philharmonic Society (English first edition)
Friedrich Wilhelm IV (first full score)
Average DurationAvg. Duration 9 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation orchestra
InstrDetail 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons
2 horns, 2 trumpets, timpani, strings
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