Symphony No.2, Op.52 (Mendelssohn, Felix)

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Editor First edition (later printing)
Language German / English
Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, n.d.[1841]. Plate 6563.
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4 more: 1. Sinfonia • Nos.2–4 • Nos.5–7 • Nos.8–10

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Editor Julius Rietz (1812-1877)
Publisher. Info. Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdys Werke, Serie 14A
Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1882. Plate M.B. 93.
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10 more: 1. Sinfonia • 2. Allegro moderato maestoso • 3. Recitativ • 4. Chor: A tempo moderato • 5. Andante • 6. Allegro un poco agitato • 7. Allegro maestoso e molto vivace • 8. Choral: Andante con moto • 9. Andante sostenuto assai • 10. Schlusschor: Allegro non troppo - Più vivace

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Editor Julius Rietz (1812-1877)
Publisher. Info. Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdys Werke, Serie 14A
Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1882. Plate M.B. 93.
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Lobgesang

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Editor Julius Rietz (1812-1877)
Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, n.d. Plate Part.B. 555.
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Publisher. Info. London: Novello, n.d.(ca.1842).
Reprinted New York: E.F. Kalmus, n.d.(1933-70).
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5 more: No.2 • Nos.3–7 • Nos.8–10 • Catalogue Pages • Colour Cover

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Language English
Translator J. Alfred Novello (1810–1896), English text
Publisher. Info. London: Novello, Ewer & Co., n.d.(ca.1894).
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Publisher. Info. London: George Newnes. Ascherberg, Hopwood & Crew, n.d. Plate M.L.L. 85.
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Misc. Notes Edition in the uploader's family archives
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Arrangements and Transcriptions

Sinfonia (No.1)

For Piano Trio (Vilbac, Schulz, Plock)

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Arranger Renaud de Vilbac (1829-1884)
August Schulz (1837-1909)
Heinrich Plock (1829-1891)
Publisher. Info. Les Trios Symphoniques, No.5
Braunschweig: Henry Litolff's Verlag, No.891, n.d.(1879). Plate 10747.
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For Piano 4 Hands (Rietz)

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Editor Julius Rietz (1812-1877)
Publisher. Info. Leipzig: C.F. Peters, n.d.(1870). Plate 6060.6115.
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Misc. Notes Only the Sinfonia (movements for orchestra) has been transcribed.
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For Organ (Cruickshank)

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Arranger William Alexander Campbell Cruickshank (1854-1934)
Editor George Clement Martin (1844-1916)
Publisher. Info. London: Novello and Company, n.d. Plate 10258, 10431, 10576.
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For Organ (Best)

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Arranger William Thomas Best (1826-1897)
Publisher. Info. Arrangements from the Scores of the Great Masters, Vol.3 (pp.713-18)
London: Novello, Ewer & Co., n.d. Plate 2229.
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For Piano

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Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, n.d. Plate V.A. 1403.
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Arranger Myles Birket Foster (1851-1922)
Publisher. Info. The Cavendish Music Books, No.120, pp.30-32
London: Boosey & Co., n.d.(ca.1899). Plate H.707.
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"Ich harrete des Herrn" (I waited for the Lord) (No.5)

See: Duette für zwei Singstimmen
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Publisher. Info. Novello's Octavo Edition of Two-part Songs for Female Voices, No.204.
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For Piano (Austin)

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Arranger Ernest Austin (1874-1947)
Publisher. Info. Sunday at Home (p.24)
London: Ascherberg, Hopwood & Crew, n.d.[1943]. Plate A.H.&C. Ltd. 11774.
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Arranger Myles Birket Foster (1851-1922)
Publisher. Info. The Cavendish Music Books, No.120, pp.1-3
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For Piano (Pauer)
See: Sonntagsmusik (No.96)

"Strick des Todes hatten uns umfangen" (No.6)

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Arranger Myles Birket Foster (1851-1922)
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Arranger William Thomas Best (1826-1897)
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Arranger Ebenezer Prout (1835-1909)
Publisher. Info. London: Augener & Co., n.d.(ca.1870). Plate 2522.
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Work Title Lobgesang ; Symphony No.2
Alternative. Title Symphonie-Kantate nach Worten der Heiligen Schrift
Name Translations Симфония № 2; Symphonie nº 2 de Mendelssohn; Symphony No. 2; Simfonia núm. 2; Lobgesang; Sinfonia n. 2; Sinfonía n.º 2; Симфонія № 2; Sinfonia nro 2; 交響曲第2番; II symfonia Mendelssohna; Sinfonia n.º 2; 교향곡 2번 (멘델스존); Giao hưởng số 2; 第2號交響曲 (門德爾鬆); 第2号交响曲 (门德尔松); 第2号交响曲
Name Aliases 2. Sinfonie; Hymn of Praise
Authorities WorldCat; Wikipedia; VIAF: 181426827; LCCN: n81063194; GND: 300102194; SELIBR: 171743; BNF: 139161618; BNE: XX2424140
Composer Mendelssohn, Felix
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.52 ; MWV A 18
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IFM 179
Key B-flat major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's Sinfonia and 9 numbers:
  1. Sinfonia. (orchestra alone; 672 bars)
    Maestoso con moto (B-flat major)
    Allegretto un poco agitato (G minor)
    Adagio religioso (D major)
  2. Alles was Odem hat lobe den Herrn (soprano, chorus)
    Allegro moderato maestoso (B-flat major, 185 bars)
  3. Saget es, die ihr erlöst seid durch den Herrn (tenor)
    Recitativ – Allegro moderato. (G minor, 82 bars)
  4. Sagt es, die ihr erlöst seid vor dem Herrn (chorus)
    A tempo moderato. (G minor, 56 bars)
  5. Ich harrete des Herrn. (2 sopranos, chorus)
    Andante (E-flat major, 109 bars)
  6. Strick des Todes hatten uns umfangen. (soprano, tenor)
    Allegro un poco agitato – Allegro assai agitato (C minor, 129 bars)
  7. Die Nacht ist vergangen (chorus)
    Allegro maestoso e molto vivace. (D major, 215 bars)
  8. Nun danket alle Gott. (chorus)
    Andante con moto (G major, 47 bars)
  9. Drum sing’ ich mit meinem Liede (soprano, tenor)
    Andante sostenuto assai. (B-flat major, 99 bars)
  10. Ihr Völker! bringet her dem Herrn Ehre und Macht (chorus)
    Allegro non troppo (B-flat major, 196 bars)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1840
First Performance. 1840-06-25 in Leipzig, Thomaskirche
voices, chorus, orchestra, Felix Mendelssohn (conductor)
First Publication. 1841 – Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel
Librettist Bible. Martin Luther (1483-1546), German translation
Martin Rinckart (1586-1649) – Nun danket alle Gott (No.8)
Language German
Dedication Friedrich August II, König von Sachsen (1797–1854)
Average DurationAvg. Duration 60-75 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation voices, chorus, orchestra
InstrDetail
Vocal soli (2 sopranos, tenor)
Mixed Chorus (SSATTB)
Orchestra
2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons
4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, timpani, organ, strings
External Links Wikipedia article
All Music Guide
Scores at Sheet Music Plus
Extra Information Adapted from verses from Psalms 150, 33, 145, 103, 107, 56, 40, 116, and 96;
and Ephesians 5, Isaiah 21, Romans 13, 1 Chronicles 16.

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The individual movements are available on CPDL here. The best-known is probably No.5 I waited for the Lord.

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