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Mendelssohn: Sacred Choral Music ()

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composed by Arnold Mendelssohn, Felix Mendelssohn

There can be no doubt that Mendelssohn believed -- truly, deeply, profoundly believed -- in the Lutheran faith into which he was baptized. Just listen to his oratorios Elijah and Paulus. Nor can there be any doubt that Mendelssohn was -- truly, deeply, profoundly -- one of the most gifted composers of the first half of the nineteenth century. Just listen to his Octet or A Midsummer Night's Dream incidental music. The question is: could Mendelssohn's belief and gifts be turned into the small forms of sacred choral music or ...

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  1. Aus tiefer Noth schrei'ich zu dir, sacred piece for tenor, chorus & organ in F major, Op. 23/1
  2. Ave Maria, sacred piece for soloists, chorus & continuo in A major, Op. 23/2
  3. Mitten wir im Leben sind, sacred piece for chorus in C minor, Op. 23/3
  4. Hear My Prayer ("O for the wings of a dove"), hymn for soprano, chorus & organ or orchestra in G major
  5. Psalm 2 ("Warum toben die Heiden"), for soloists & double chorus in G minor, Op. 78/1
  6. Psalm 43 ("Richte mich, Gott"), for double chorus in D minor, Op. 78/2
  7. Zum Abendsegen ("Herr, sei gnädig"), for chorus in E flat major
  8. Die Deutsche Liturgie, for double chorus: Kyrie eleison, Op. posth., for double choir
  9. Heilig, Heilig Ist Gott, der Herr Zebaoth, for double chorus, WoO 27
  10. Ehre sei Gott in der Hohe, for double chorus
  11. Verleih' uns Frieden, prayer for chorus & orchestra in E flat major
  12. Hear My Prayer ("O for the wings of a dove"), hymn for soprano, chorus & organ or orchestra in G major
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Mendelssohn: Sacred Choral Music
2006, Hyperion

UPC: 034571175584

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