Choral (SATB Choir)
From Christus. Composed by Felix Bartholdy Mendelssohn (1809-1847). Arranged by John Leavitt. Sacred Choral. Advent, Christmas, Concert, Epiphany. Octavo. 20 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.274443).
Item Number: HL.274443
From Felix Mendelssohn's oratorio, Christus, this masterwork adaptation tastefully presents a classical work for church and academic choirs. This chorus is from one of Mendelssohn's final works which was never completed. The rolling triplet accompaniment pushes the composition forward with wave-like arches, supporting the choir in all of its sonorous glory. A smooth contrapuntal style contrasts with dramatic accents and powerful crescendos, displaying the confident scripture-based text with appropriate excitement! John Leavitt has provided a new piano accompaniment as well as a new sparkling orchestration that supports the work while staying faithful to the Mendelssohn original.