STTBB vocal soli, SATB choir, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 2 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, timpani, 2 violins, viola, cello, contrabass, organ - Level 3
As the hart longs. Composed by Felix Bartholdy Mendelssohn (1809-1847). Edited by Gunter Graulich. This edition: urtext. Stuttgart Urtext Edition: Mendelssohn. German title: Der 42.Psalm/Wie der Hirsch schreit. German Psalms, Trinity, Psalms. Full score. Composed 1837. Op. 42. 96 pages. Duration 24 minutes. Published by Carus Verlag (CA.4007200).
Item Number: CA.4007200
ISBN M-007-06062-6. Language: German/English.
The Psalms inspired Mendelssohn throughout his working life, and, aside from a cappella settings, he left behind five great orchestral Psalms. Schumann assesed in 1837 that Psalm 42 was the "highest point that he [Mendelssohn] reached as a composer for the church. Indeed the highest point recent church music has reached at all.".