Kyrie in C minor, MWV B 12 (Mendelssohn, Felix)



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Editor Alexander Reuter
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Misc. Notes Edited from autograph stored at State Library Berlin - Prussian Cultural Heritage Sib. # Mendelssohn Bartholdy, F. 6 (1)

This first version of the composition was probably never published. A revised version, stored at University Library in Frankurt (Germany), was published at Carus.

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Arranger David Edward Kemp
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Misc. Notes Instrumentation: 2 Soprano 2 Alto 2 Tenor 2 Bass
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General Information

Work Title Kyrie in C minor
Alternative. Title
Composer Mendelssohn, Felix
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. MWV B 12
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IFM 71
Key C minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3 sections (no pause)
  1. Kyrie eleison (C minor, 67 bars)
  2. Christe eleison (E-flat major, 46 bars)
  3. Kyrie eleison (C minor, 177 bars)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1823 (November 7-12)
First Publication. 1980 (2nd version) - Stuttgart: Carus Verlag
Language Latin
Average DurationAvg. Duration 11-12 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation soprano, 2 altos, tenor, bass; 2 mixed choruses (SATB/SATB)
Primary Sources Holograph score, 1823. D-B, Mendelssohn Bartholdy, F.6 (1)
External Links All Music Guide