Elijah, Op.70 (Mendelssohn, Felix)

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For Clarinets (Hughes)

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Allegroamabile (2015/12/28)

Performer Pages Matthew Hughes (clarinets)
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Quartet: Cast Thy Burden upon the Lord (No.15)

For Mixed Chorus (Van Ryckeghem)

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Aria: O Rest in the Lord (No.31)

For Mixed Chorus (Freistedt)

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wrshannon (2012/3/17)

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Chorus: He That Shall Endure to the End (No.32)

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Jürgen Knuth (2011/9/21)

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Sheet Music

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Editor First edition
Publisher. Info. Bonn: N. Simrock, 1847. Plate 4651.
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Misc. Notes Sächsische Landesbibliothek, Dresden (D-Dl): Mus.5543.D.515
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Caprotti (2008/10/20)

Editor Julius Rietz (1812-1877)
Publisher. Info. Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdys Werke, Serie 13
Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1875. Plate M.B. 86.
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Parts

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13 more: Oboe 1, 2 • Clarinet 1, 2 (B♭, A, C) • Bassoon 1, 2 • Horn 1, 2 (D, E, C, G, F, A, E♭) • Horn 3, 4 (B♭, F, C, D, E, A) • Trumpet 1, 2 (D, C, E♭, B♭, E, A) • Trombone 1, 2, 3 (alto, tenor, bass clefs), Ophicleïde (Tuba) • Timpani • Organ • Violins I • Violins II • Violas • Cellos / Basses

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Editor Julius Rietz (1812-1877)
Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, n.d.(ca.1880), Orch.B.
Reprinted New York: E.F. Kalmus, n.d.(1933-70).
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Errors: Horn IV Nos.10,11 should be in B-flat.
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Vocal Scores

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Carolus (2008/7/19)

Editor Hermann Kretzschmar (1848-1924)
Language German / English
Publisher. Info. Leipzig: C.F. Peters, n.d.(ca.1890). Plate 7618
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Publisher. Info. New York: G. Schirmer, 1892. Plate 10188.
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Language French / German
Translator Maurice Bourges, French text
Publisher. Info. Paris: Brandus & Cie., n.d.[1872]. Plate B. & Cie. 8851.
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Publisher. Info. New York: G. Schirmer, n.d.[1892]. Plate 36349.
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Editor Jürgen Knuth
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Arrangements and Transcriptions

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For Piano solo (Wittmann)

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Arranger Robert Wittmann (1804-?)
Publisher. Info. Leipzig: C.F. Peters, n.d.(ca.1878). Plates 6011 and 6054.
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For Organ (Calkin)

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Arranger George Calkin (1829-1911)
Publisher. Info. London: Novello, Ewer & Co., n.d.(ca.1881). Plates 6466a–b.
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Duet: Lord, Bow Thine Ear (No.2)

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For 2 Sopranos and Piano (Abt)

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Arranger Franz Abt (1819-1885)
Language German
Publisher. Info. Sämmtliche Lieder und Gesänge für 2 Singstimmen (pp.60-63)
Braunschweig: Collection Litolff, n.d.(ca.1900). Plate 965.
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Doublequartet: For He Shall Give His Angels (No.7)

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Misc. Notes 2 oboes, oboe d'amore, 2 English horns, bass oboe, 2 bassoons (or 2 oboes, oboe d'amore, 3 English horns, 2 bassoons)
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Quartet: Cast Thy Burden upon the Lord (No.15)

For Mixed Chorus (van Ryckeghem)

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Arranger André Van Ryckeghem
Language German
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Chorus: Be Not Afraid (No.22)

For Organ (Boyse)

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Arranger Arthur Boyse (fl.1890-1920)
Publisher. Info. London: J. & W. Chester, 1917. Plate J. & W.C. 3006.
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Arie: O Rest in the Lord (No.31)

For Mixed Chorus (Freistedt)

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For Voice, Violin and Organ (Jolliet)

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Arranger Elie Jolliet (b. 1994)
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For Harp (Aptommas)

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Arranger Thomas Aptommas (1829-1913)
Publisher. Info. New York: J.F. Browne, 1854.
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General Information

Work Title Elijah
Alternative. Title Elias, ein Oratorium nach Worten des alten Testaments
Name Translations Elias (oratorio); Elias (Mendelssohn); Elias (oratorium); エリヤ (メンデルスゾーン); אליהו (אורטוריה); Elia; Elías; Eliáš; Elies
Name Aliases Elija (Mendelssohn); Elias
Authorities WorldCat; Wikipedia; VIAF: 175006920; LCCN: n80122964; GND: 300101392; BNF: 139161916
Composer Mendelssohn, Felix
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.70 ; MWV A 25
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IFM 31
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 42 movements in 2 parts
  • Part I.
Introduction (Elijah): As God the Lord of Israel liveth
Overture (orchestra)
1. Chorus (SATB): Help, Lord!
2. Duet (SS) with Choir (SATB): Lord! bow thine ear to our prayer!
3. Recitative (Obadiah): Ye people, rend your hearts
4. Aria (Obadiah): If with all your hearts
5. Chorus (SATB): Yet doth the Lord see it not
6. Recitative (Angel I): Elijah! get thee hence
7. Double quartet (Angels, SSAATTBB): For he shall give his angels
Recit. (Angel I): Now Cherith's brook is dried up
8. Recitative, Aria, Duet (Widow, Elijah): What have I to do with thee?
9. Chorus (SATB): Blessed are the men who fear him
10. Recitative (Elijah, Ahab, SATB): As God the Lord of Sabaoth liveth
11. Chorus (SSAATTBB): Baal, we cry to thee; hear and answer us!
12. Recitative (Elijah, SATB): Call him louder, for he is a god!
13. Recitative (Elijah, SATB): Call him louder! he heareth not!
14. Aria with Choir (Elijah, SATB): Lord God of Abraham, Isaac and Israel!
15. Quartet (SATB): Cast thy burden upon the Lord
16. Recitative (Elijah, SATB): O thou, who makest thine angels spirits
17. Aria (Elijah): Is not his word like a fire?
18. Arioso (Angel I): Woe unto them who forsake him!
19. Recitative (Obadiah, Elijah, SATB, Youth): O man of God, help thy people!
20. Chorus (SATB): Thanks be to God
  • Part II.
21. Aria (Soprano): Hear ye, Israel!
22. Chorus (SATB): Be not afraid, saith God the Lord
23. Recitative (Elijah, Queen, SATB): The Lord hath exalted thee
24. Chorus (Obadiah, Elijah): Woe to him, he shall perish
25. Recitative (Tenor): Man of God, now let my words
26. Aria (Elijah): It is enough, O Lord now take away my life
27. Recitative (Tenor): See, now he sleepeth
28. Trio (SSA): Lift thine eyes
29. Chorus (SATB): He, watching over Israel, slumbers not
30. Recitative (Angel I, Elijah): Arise, Elijah, for thou hast a long journey
31. Aria (Angel I): O rest in the Lord
32. Chorus (SATB): He that shall endure to the end, shall be saved
33. Recitative (Elijah, Angel II): Night falleth round me, O Lord!
34. Chorus (SATB): Behold! God the Lord passeth by!
35. Quartet (SSAA), Choir (SATB): Above him stood the Seraphim; Holy is God the Lord
36. Recitative (SSATTBB, Elijah): Go, return upon thy way! I go on my way
37. Arioso (Elijah): For the mountains shall depart
38. Chorus (SATB): Then did Elijah the prophet break forth
39. Aria (Tenor): Then shall the righteous shine forth
40. Recitative (Soprano): Behold, God hath sent Elijah
41. Chorus (SSAATTBB): But the Lord, from the north hath raised one Isaiah
Quartet (SATB): O come everyone that thirsteth
42. Chorus (SATB): And then shall your light break forth
Lord, our Creator
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1846, rev.1847
First Performance. 1846-08-26 in Birmingham, City Hall
Triennial Music Festival, Felix Mendelssohn (conductor)
First Publication. 1847 - Bonn: N. Simrock
Librettist Composer, with Julius Schubring (1806-1889), Karl Klingemann (1798-1862)
William Bartholomew (1793-1867), English text (sung at premiere)
Language German and English
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation voices, chorus, orchestra
Cast (SSSAATTB)
Elijah (baritone)
Widow (soprano)
Youth (soprano)
Angel II (soprano)
Queen (alto)
Angel I (alto)
Obadiah (tenor)
Ahab (tenor)
Mixed Chorus (SATB)
Orchestra
2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons
4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, ophicleïde, timpani, organ, strings
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External Links Wikipedia article