Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1809–1847) Psalm 114 MWV A 17 Op. 51 “Da Israel aus Ägypten zog”
Urtext edited by Christian Rudolf Riedel [dble mix ch,orch] duration: 14'
choir: SSAATTBB – 18.104.22.168. – 22.214.171.124. – timp – str
"I had really become especially fond of this piece, although it is hardly appropriate for the so-called public; but I liked it...", wrote Mendelssohn about his setting of Psalm CXIV.
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Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy set the 114th Psalm to music during a summer holiday in Horchheim near Koblenz in 1839. After the world premiere at the Leipzig Gewandhaus, he subjected the score to a thorough revision, altered all the tempo markings and, above all, added a considerable amount of new measures. The result satisfied even the notoriously self-critical Mendelssohn: “I had really become particularly fond of this piece, even though it is hardly appropriate for the so-called public; but I liked it…”
The present Urtext edition follows the first prints which were published simultaneously in Leipzig (by Breitkopf & Härtel) and London