Lobgesang (Symphonie-Kantate). By Felix Bartholdy Mendelssohn (1809-1847). Edited by Douglass Seaton. For Soli SST, Choir SSAATB, 2 Flutes, 2 Oboes, 2 Clarinets, 2 Bassoons, 4 horns, 2 Trumpets, 3 Trombones, timpani, 2 Violins, viola, cello, contrabass, organ. Stuttgart Urtext Edition. Score available separately - see item CA.4007600. Praise and thanks. Level 3. Set of instrumental parts (except strings). Language: German/English. Composed 1840. Op. 52. 224 pages. Duration 65 minutes. Published by Carus Verlag (CA.4007609).
With Language: German/English. Praise and thanks.
Mendelssohn describes to his friend Klingemann the 1840 work as "a 'symphony for chorus and orchestra'...First three symphonic movements, to which 12 choral- and solo- movements are appendaged; the words from the Psalms, and indeed all pieces, vocal and instrumental, are composed in the words 'Everything which has breath, Praise the Lord'; one understands by this that first the instruments give praise in their own way, and then the chorus and the individual voices.".