Elijah, Oratorio in Two Parts, Op. 70

Chorus Score

Author: Felix Mendelssohn

Publisher: Serenissima Music, Inc.

ISBN: 9781608740017


Page: 110

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A new, digitally-enhanced reprint of the chorus score first issued by G. Schirmer, New York around 1892. Measure numbers have been added, along with rehearsal letters from the definitive 1875 full score edited by Julius Rietz, first published by Breitkopf und Hartel and subsequently reprinted by Broude, Dover, Kalmus, Lucks.

Historical Dictionary of Romantic Music

Author: John Michael Cooper

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810874849

Category: Music

Page: 792

View: 5591

The Historical Dictionary of Romantic Music covers the history of this period through a chronology, an introductory essay, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 500 cross-referenced entries on the most important traditions, famous pieces, persons, places, technical terms, and institutions of Romantic music. This book is a vital reference tool for students and teachers of music history, students and teachers and above all for lovers of Romantic music.


An Oratorio for Piano and Vocal Score

Author: Felix Mendelssohn

Publisher: G Schirmer, Incorporated

ISBN: 9780793545599

Category: Music

Page: 198

View: 8074


The Bible in Music

A Dictionary of Songs, Works, and More

Author: Siobhán Dowling Long,John F. A. Sawyer

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0810884526

Category: Music

Page: 372

View: 7174

There have been numerous publications in the last decades on the Bible in literature, film, and art. But until now, no reference work has yet appeared on the Bible as it appears in Western music. In The Bible in Music: A Dictionary of Songs, Works, and More, scholars Siobhán Dowling Long and John F. A. Sawyer correct this gap in Biblical reference literature, providing for the first time a convenient guide to musical interpretations of the Bible. Alongside examples of classical music from the Middle Ages through modern times, Dowling Long and Sawyer also bring attention to the Bible’s impact on popular culture with numerous entries on hymns, spirituals, musicals, film music, and contemporary popular music. Each entry contains essential information about the original context of the work (date, composer, etc.) and, where relevant, its afterlife in literature, film, politics, and liturgy. It includes an index of biblical references and an index of biblical names, as well as a detailed timeline that brings to the fore key events, works, and publications, placing them in their historical context. There is also a bibliography, a glossary of technical terms, and an index of artists, authors, and composers. The Bible in Music will fascinate anyone familiar with the Bible, but it is also designed to encourage choirs, musicians, musicologists, lecturers, teachers, and students of music and religious education to discover and perform some less well-known pieces, as well as helping them to listen to familiar music with a fresh awareness of what it is about.


A Life in Music

Author: R. Larry Todd

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199839379

Category: Music

Page: 736

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An extraordinary prodigy of Mozartean abilities, Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy was a distinguished composer and conductor, a legendary pianist and organist, and an accomplished painter and classicist. Lionized in his lifetime, he is best remembered today for several staples of the concert hall and for such popular music as "The Wedding March" and "Hark, the Herald Angels Sing." Now, in the first major Mendelssohn biography to appear in decades, R. Larry Todd offers a remarkably fresh account of this musical giant, based upon painstaking research in autograph manuscripts, correspondence, diaries, and paintings. Rejecting the view of the composer as a craftsman of felicitous but sentimental, saccharine works (termed by one critic "moonlight with sugar water"), Todd reexamines the composer's entire oeuvre, including many unpublished and little known works. Here are engaging analyses of Mendelssohn's distinctive masterpieces--the zestful Octet, puckish Midsummer Night's Dream, haunting Hebrides Overtures, and elegiac Violin Concerto in E minor. Todd describes how the composer excelled in understatement and nuance, in subtle, coloristic orchestrations that lent his scores an undeniable freshness and vividness. He also explores Mendelssohn's changing awareness of his religious heritage, Wagner's virulent anti-Semitic attack on Mendelssohn's music, the composer's complex relationship with his sister Fanny Hensel, herself a child prodigy and prolific composer, his avocation as a painter and draughtsman, and his remarkable, polylingual correspondence with the cultural elite of his time. Mendelssohn: A Life offers a masterful blend of biography and musical analysis. Readers will discover many new facets of the familiar but misunderstood composer and gain new perspectives on one of the most formidable musical geniuses of all time.

All Music Guide to Classical Music

The Definitive Guide to Classical Music

Author: Chris Woodstra,Gerald Brennan,Allen Schrott

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9780879308650

Category: Music

Page: 1607

View: 1173

Offering comprehensive coverage of classical music, this guide surveys more than eleven thousand albums and presents biographies of five hundred composers and eight hundred performers, as well as twenty-three essays on forms, eras, and genres of classical music. Original.


Author: Susan Martins Miller

Publisher: Barbour Publishing

ISBN: 9781624166358

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 96

View: 5798

Looking for exciting Bible storybooks for 8–12 year olds? Check out Barbour’s Young Readers’ Christian Library for the stories of David, Elijah, Samson, and Mary, mother of Jesus. Carefully retold for kids, each book is illustrated with line art to help readers envision the characters and setting of the story. In Elijah, young readers will get to know the powerful prophet, the victor of Mount Carmel who was taken to heaven in a whirlwind, learning lessons of faith that will benefit their lives today. And a special “secret code” feature adds fun to the whole package, as readers can discover an encouraging secret message woven throughout the entire book.

Israel in Egypt, HWV 54

Vocal Score

Author: George Frideric Handel

Publisher: Petrucci Library Press

ISBN: 9781608740093

Category: Music

Page: 200

View: 3213

This is a new, digitally-enhanced reprint of the classic vocal score edited by H.W. Nicholl, with a piano reduction arranged by Felix Mendelssohn that was first issued in 1900 by G. Schirmer of New York. With English text by Charles Jennens adapted from the Bible, this authoritative score is now available in an affordable, easy to read format designed for choruses everywhere.

Hymn of Praise

Author: Felix Mendelssohn

Publisher: Alfred Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780769245287

Category: Music

Page: 112

View: 2613

A choral worship cantata for SATB with SST Soli composed by Felix Mendelssohn.