O sacred head, sore wounded (Chorale cantata). Composed by Felix Bartholdy Mendelssohn (1809-1847). Edited by Oswald Bill. For bass voice solo, SATB choir, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 2 horns, 2 violins, 2 violas, 2 cellos, contrabass. This edition: Paperbound. Stuttgart Urtext Edition. German title: O Haupt voll Blut und Wunden. Cantatas, Lent and Passiontide, Holy Week, Eucharist, Communion. Level 3. Full score. Language: German/English. Composed 1830. 56 pages. Duration 12 minutes. Published by Carus Verlag (CA.4018600).
ISBN M-007-05110-5. With Language: German/English. Cantatas, Lent and Passiontide, Holy Week, Eucharist, Communion.
During Mendelssohns years of study with Zelter, the arrangement of chorales already played an important role, and he continued to be occupied with the protestant chorale throughout his symphonic and oratorical work. The break Bach's works in connection with the reperformance of the St. Matthew Passion led to a series of cantatas based on well-known chorale melodies for choir, instruments, and sometimes also for soloists.