SST vocal soli, SSAATB choir, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, timpani, 2 violins, viola, cello, contrabass, organ - Level 3
Symphonie-Kantate. Composed by Felix Bartholdy Mendelssohn (1809-1847). Edited by Douglass Seaton. This edition: urtext. Stuttgart Urtext Edition: Mendelssohn. German title: Lobgesang, Symphonie-Kantate (kart). Praise and thanks. Full score. Composed 1840. Op. 52. 336 pages. Duration 65 minutes. Published by Carus Verlag (CA.4007600).
Item Number: CA.4007600
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ISBN M-007-09535-2. Language: German/English.
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.".