Tenor solo voice, SATTBB choir, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 2 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, timpani, 2 violins, viola, cello, contrabass - Level 3
Oratorienfragment. Teil I: Die Geburt Christi; Teil II: Das Leiden Christi. Composed by Felix Bartholdy Mendelssohn (1809-1847). Edited by R. Larry Todd. This edition: urtext. Stuttgart Urtext Edition: Mendelssohn. Christus-Oratorium (Fragment). Sacred vocal music, oratorios, Lent and Passiontide, Holy Week, Christmas. Vocal Score. Composed 1847. Op. 97, MWV A 26. 24 pages. Duration 21 minutes. Carus Verlag #CV 40.170/03. Published by Carus Verlag (CA.4017003).
Item Number: CA.4017003
ISBN M-007-06359-7. Language: German/English.
Mendelssohns unfinished 3rd oratorio in its first critical edition. The parts "Die Geburt Christi" and "Das Leiden Christi" are presented with full orchestration. In 1852, five years after Mendelsohn's death, two independently-performable fragments of an unfinished oratorio were published under the title "Christus". The second fragment, "The Suffering of Jesus", comes from the middle of the Passion story: the scene "Jesus before Pilot" is presented with rapid, dramatic alternation between the recitatives of the evangelist (tenor) and choruses of the people. A contemplative choral movement closes the fragment.