Elijah, Op.70 (Mendelssohn, Felix)

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For Clarinets (Hughes)

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Allegroamabile (2015/12/26)

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Allegroamabile (2015/12/28)

Performer Pages Matthew Hughes (clarinets)
Performers Matthew Hughes, clarinets
Unattributed, organ (first selection)
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Quartett: Wirf dein Anliegen auf den Herrn (No.15)

For Mixed Chorus (Van Ryckeghem)

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wrshannon (2012/5/27)

Performers André Van Ryckeghem
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Original was SATB solo voices with orchestra
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Aria: Sei stille dem Herrn (No.31)

For Mixed Chorus (Freistedt)

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wrshannon (2012/3/17)

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

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Jürgen Knuth (2011/9/21)

Performers Jürgen Knuth
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Sheet Music

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BachFan (2018/2/24)

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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Ottaviano (2010/1/15)

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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Ottaviano (2010/1/15)

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Generoso (2009/1/4)

Editor Julius Rietz (1812–1877)
Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, n.d.(ca.1880), Orch.B.
Reprinted New York: Edwin F. Kalmus, n.d.(1933-70).
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Misc. Notes These files are part of the Orchestra Parts Project.
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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Carolus (2010/1/24)

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Carolus (2010/1/24)

Language English
Publisher. Info. New York: G. Schirmer, 1892. Plate 10188.
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Carolus (2011/1/6)

Language French / German
Translator Maurice Bourges, French text
Publisher. Info. Paris: Brandus & Cie., n.d.[1872]. Plate B. & Cie. 8851.
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Carolus (2010/2/7)

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Publisher. Info. New York: G. Schirmer, n.d.[1892]. Plate 36349.
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He That Shall Endure to the End (No.32)

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Editor Jürgen Knuth
Publisher. Info. Altena: Jürgen Knuth
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Arrangements and Transcriptions

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For Piano solo (Wittmann)

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Massenetique (2012/3/21)

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

For Organ (Calkin)

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Massenetique (2012/7/11)

Arranger George Calkin (1829-1911)
Publisher. Info. London: Novello, Ewer & Co., n.d.(ca.1881). Plates 6466a–b.
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Misc. Notes Includes 10 'airs' from the oratorio.
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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)

For Double Reed Octet (Notenschreiber)

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Notenschreiber (2007/8/5)

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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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Quartett: Wirf dein Anliegen auf den Herrn (No.15)

For Mixed Chorus (van Ryckeghem)

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Arranger André Van Ryckeghem
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Van Ryckeghem intends the arrangement for choir, but the original was 4 solo voices.
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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: Sei stille dem Herrn (No.31)

For Mixed Chorus (Freistedt)

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Arranger Bernd 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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Misc. Notes From the International Harp Archives at Brigham Young University
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General Information

Work Title Elijah
Alternative. Title Elias, ein Oratorium nach Worten des alten Testaments
Composer Mendelssohn, Felix
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.70
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IFM 31
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 42 movements
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
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
Authorities Wikidata
External Links Wikipedia article

Misc. Comments

Wikipedia gives 2 parts, with 20 and 22 sections respectively (not counting the introduction.)