Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Elijah MWV A 25 (op. 70) - Piano-vocal score
Urtext based on the Leipzig Mendelssohn Complete Edition ed. by Christian Martin Schmidt
Piano-vocal score by he composer as central source
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy fundamentally revised his "Elijah" after its successful world premiere in Birmingham in summer 1846. However, the individual layers of this revision are less visible in the autograph score than in the piano-vocal score that was made parallel to it and which the composer kept working on for its simultaneous publication in England and Germany. The bilingual piano-vocal score contains the first-ever correct underlay of the English vocal text which William Bartholomew worked out in close collaboration with Mendelssohn.