EMBED (for wordpress.com hosted blogs and archive.org item tags) Want more? Period: Romantic: Piece Style Romantic And when the Lord would take him away to heaven, lo! 3. The choir is mostly four-part SATB, but up to eight parts. Elijah, Op. Triennial Music Festival, Felix Mendelssohn (conductor) First Pub lication. 70, MWV A 25, is an oratorio by Felix Mendelssohn depicting events in the life of the Prophet Elijah as told in the books 1 Kings and 2 Kings of the Old Testament. Lord, my God, let the spirit of this child return, that he again may live! Burmeister, Klaus Vorwort / Preface (dt. Elijah is hopelessly, awfully, irremediably mid-Victorian. that I knew where I might find Him, that I might even come before His presence! Baal, we cry to thee, hear and answer us! 115 no. Mendelssohn then turned to Julius Schubring [de], the librettist for his earlier oratorio St. Paul, who quickly abandoned Klingemann's work and produced his own text that combined the story of Elijah as told in the Book of Kings with psalms. Elijah (German: Elias), Op. Behold, a little cloud ariseth now from the waters; it is like a man’s hand! Overture. The People. Ye people, rend your hearts and not your garments for your transgressions: the prophet Elijah hath sealed the heavens through the word of God. See also Denn Er hat seinen Engeln befohlen über dir (Felix Mendelssohn), created before this oratorio and that has then taken place in it (with small changes). Say, who art thou!’. Wilt thou show wonders to the dead? As God the Lord of Sabaoth liveth, before whom I stand, three years this day fulfilled, Have respect to the prayer of Thy servant, o Lord, my God! I have been very jealous for the Lord God of Hosts, for the children of Israel have broken Thy covenant, and thrown down Thine altars, and slain all Thy prophets, slain them with the sword. Lift thine eyes to the mountains, whence cometh help. Gentle Reminder. Seest thou nothing arise from the deep! Now Cherith's Brook 8. But yet the Lord was not in the earthquake. Yea, and the God who by fire shall answer, let him be God. Be Thou not far from me! Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Felix, 1809-1847. But yet the Lord was not in the earthquake. O Lord, Thou hast overthrown Thine enemies and destroyed them. Thou shalt love the Lord thy God; with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might. [1], Mendelssohn had discussed an oratorio based on Elijah in the late 1830s with his friend Karl Klingemann, who had provided him with the libretto for his comic operetta Die Heimkehr aus der Fremde,[2] which resulted in a partial text that Klingemann was unable to finish. Oh rest in the Lord, wait patiently for Him, and He shall give thee thy heart’s desires. Man of God, now let my words be precious in thy sight. For God is angry with the wicked every day. Go up again, and still look towards the sea. I desire to live no longer: now let me die, for my days are but vanity. CPDL #16271: 1. The waters gather, they rush along, they are lifting their voices. Sign up for free; Log in; Oratorio libretto, Elijah. Thy face must be veiled, for He draweth near. There is nothing. "℗ 1968 EMI Records Ltd.". [9], Charles Salaman adapted "He that Shall Endure to the End" from Elijah as a setting for Psalm 93 (Adonai Malakh), sung on most Friday nights at the sabbath-eve service of the London Spanish & Portuguese Jewish community. Hilf, Herr! Bernard Shaw wrote: Its popularity has changed over the years. For thou art gracious, and full of compassion, and plenteous in mercy and truth. After Boston's Handel and Haydn Society presented the work for the first time in February 1848, its success resulted in eight more performances that spring. Part II depicts the prosecution of Elijah by Queen Jezebel, his retirement to the desert, his vision of God appearing, his return to his work, and his ascension on a fiery chariot into heaven. ‘Be not afraid,’ saith God the Lord,’be not afraid, thy help is near!’ God, the Lord, thy God, saith unto thee:’Be not afraid!’ Though thousands languish and fall beside thee, and tens of thousands around thee perish, yet still it shall not come nigh thee. and his sickness is so sore, that there is no breath left in him! to me the whole of Israel unto Mount Carmel; there summon the prophets of Baal, and also the prophets of Baal, and also the prophets of the groves who are house feasted at Jezebel’s table. He never will suffer the righteous to fall: He is at thy right hand. Behold, God the Lord passed by! The infant children ask for bread! I never troubled Israel’s peace: it is thou, Ahab, and all thy father’s house. Triennial Music Festival, Felix Mendelssohn (conductor) First Pub lication. His mercies on thousands fall, on all them that love him and keep his commandments. There came a fiery chariot with fiery horses, and he went by a whirlwind to heaven. [4] Notwithstanding the work's triumph, Mendelssohn revised his oratorio wholesale before another group of performances in London in April 1847  – one (23 April) in the presence of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. O Lord, now take away my life, for I am not better than my fathers! Our God is one Lord, and we will have no other gods before the Lord. I journey hence to the wilderness. Both PART I. Get thee hence, Elijah! The narrative passages from the books of Kings are highlighted by green background. 2, 3, and 12 are by Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel]) no. Help, Lord! Above Him stood the Seraphim, and one cried to another: Holy, holy, holy is God the Lord, the Lord Sabaoth! Thus saith Jezebel;’Elijah is worthy to die’. Ye have forsaken God’s commands, and thou hast follow’d Baalim. Chor der Seraphim an der Handlung teil. The soloists are Elijah (baritone); soprano (S), singing the Widow, the Youth (sometimes taken by a boy treble) and Angel II; alto (A), singing Angel I and the Queen; and tenor (T), singing the parts of Obadiah and Ahab. Erster Teil . Mendelssohn asks for eight soloists, requesting Soprano I and II in movement 2, additionally Alto I and II in movements 7 and 35 and Tenor Bass I and II also in movement 7, but the work is often performed with four soloists.[5]. Hearest thou no sound of rain! He is gracious, compassionate; He is righteous. An Angel In 1845, the Birmingham Festival commissioned an oratorio from Mendelssohn, who worked with Schubring to put the text in final form and in 1845 and 1846 composed his oratorio to the German and English texts in parallel, taking care to change musical phrases to suit the rhythms and stresses of the translation by William Bartholomew, a chemist who was also an experienced amateur poet and composer.[3]. Editor: James R. Jennings (submitted 2008-03-01). I go on my way in the strength of the Lord For Thou art my Lord; and I will suffer for Thy sake. It premiered in 1846 at the Birmingham Festival. Elijah (German: Elias), Op. But yet the Lord was not in the tempest. By contrast, Handel's oratorios never went out of fashion in England. He that shall endure to the end, shall be saved. Behold, God the Lord passed by! Thy mercy, Lord, is great, and far above the heavens. The German version was first performed on the composer's birthday, 3 February 1848, in Leipzig, a few months after Mendelssohn's death, under the baton of the composer Niels Wilhelm Gade. Hear our cry, o Baal, now arise! Hear, mighty god! The Lord thy God doth go with thee: He will not fail thee, He will not forsake thee. Call him louder, for he is a god! Is not His word like a fire, and like a hammer that breaketh the rock into pieces! Baal, let thy flames fall and vanquish the foe! Zion spreadeth her hands for aid, and there is neither help nor comfort. download 1 file . Night falleth round me, o Lord! Search Metadata Search text contents Search TV news captions Search archived websites Advanced Search. Hear ye, Israel, hear what the Lord speaketh:’Oh, hadst thou heeded my commandments’Who hath believed our report! He stood on the mount of Sinai and heard the judgments of the future, and in Horeb its vengeance. Arise then, and hasten for thy life; to the wilderness journey. Recitative: Ye people, rend your hearts. Elijah Go, return upon thy way! And after the fire there came a still small voice. Elias (Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy) Oratorium nach Worten des Alten Testaments, op. Hilf, Herr! Elijah, Op. The fire descends from heaven! Introduction: As God The Lord Elijah As God the Lord of Israel liveth, before whom I stand: There shall not be dew nor rain these years, but according to my word. (Text: August Heinrich Hoffmann von Fallersleben) ENG FRE; Suleika und Hatem, op. Lord my God, O let the spirit of this child return, that he again may live. For He shall give His angels charge over thee; that they shall protect thee in all the ways thou goest; that their hands shall uphold and guide thee, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone. / engl.) In 1829 Mendelssohn had organized the first performance of Bach's St Matthew Passion since the composer's death and was instrumental in bringing this and other Bach works to widespread popularity. Art thou he that troubleth Israel! O blessed are they who fear Him! Open the heavens and send us relief. As God the Lord of Israel liveth, before whom I stand: There shall not be dew nor rain these years, but according to my word. Mark how the scorner derideth us! For the Lord yet hath left Him seven thousand in Israel, knees which have not bowed to Baal. Give me thy son. The text is Martin Luther's "Verleih uns Frieden", a paraphrase of Da pacem Domine, a Latin prayer for peace from the 6th or 7th century based on biblical verses 2 Kings 20:19, 2 Chronicles 20:12,15 and Psalms 72:6–7. O man of God, help thy people! Thus the Lord commandeth. Some movements are simple oratorio forms such as recitative and aria, others explore hybrid combinations, such as recitative with choir, for dramatic effect. EMBED. Elijah! Art thou Elijah! Open the heavens and send us relief. And then shall your light break forth as the light of morning breaketh: and your health shall speedily spring forth then: and the glory of the Lord ever shall reward you. The Widow And the sea was upheaved, and the earth was shaken. It premiered in 1846 at the Birmingham Festival. Call him louder! Be thou the orphan’s helper! In her place, the part was created by Maria Caterina Rosalbina Caradori-Allan. As The Times critic wrote: 'Never was there a more complete triumph  – never a more thorough and speedy recognition of a great work of art'. And after the earthquake there came a fire. And a mighty wind rent the mountains around, brake in pieces the rocks, brake them before the Lord. Shall the dead arise, the dead arise and praise thee? Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in their heavenly Father’s realm. It was a regular close of church services in Luther's time. So the mighty gather against thee, and they have prepared a net for thy steps; that they may seize thee, that they say slay thee. Period: Romantic: Piece Style Romantic 70, MWV A 25, is an oratorio by Felix Mendelssohn depicting events in the life of the Prophet Elijah as told in the books 1 Kings and 2 Kings of the Old Testament. ‘If with all your hearts ye truly seek Me, ye shall ever surely find Me.’ Thus saith our God. 4 (in Vier Lieder für vierstimmigen Männerchor) (Text: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe) DUT ENG FRE; Last update: 2020-11-17 00:33:49 . Go up now, child, and look toward the sea. Invoke your forest gods, and mountain deities. Be Thou not far from me! The oratorio was first performed on 26 August 1846 at Birmingham Town Hall in its English version, conducted by the composer, and it was immediately acclaimed a classic of the genre. Mighty kings by him were overthrown. download 1 file . Baal! 7b. With knives and lancets cut yourselves after your manner. Nur wenige Kompositionen dokumentieren den Wandel der kritischen Rezeption, die den Werken Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdys in den vergangenen 150 Jahren unterlag, so beeindruckend wie Elias.Bei der englischen Uraufführung 1846 im Rahmen des Birmingham Musical Festival pries man das Oratorium uneingeschränkt als … The earth is as iron under me. See the Wikipedia article for more information. Lord my God, O let the spirit of this child return, that he again may live! English text. my son is sick! MIDI and NoteWorthy Composer files available for all movements. Say, who art thou, that thou art afraid of a man that shall die; and forgettest the Lord thy Maker, who hath stretched forth the heavens, and laid the earth’s foundations? Through darkness riseth light, light to the upright. 1 (Text: Felix Mendelssohn after Bible or other Sacred Texts) DUT ENG; Winterlied, op. I will strengthen thee! Thus saith the Lord, the Redeemer of Israel, and His Holy One to him oppressed by tyrants, thus saith the Lord: ‘I am He that comforteth. Shall the dead arise and praise thee? The Widow Wilt Thou quite destroy us! O blessed are they who fear Him! Lind was devastated by the composer's premature death in 1847. The title role, sung by a baritone or bass, requires a nearly operatic range of emotional expression for the arias, The work ends with prophecies and praise. 14. Hide not Thy face, o, Behold, God the Lord passed by! Now send, and gather . The Lord our God alone can do these things. Mendelssohn prepared a scholarly edition of some of Handel's oratorios for publication in London. The title role, sung by a baritone or bass, requires a nearly operatic range of emotional expression for the arias, And I, even I only am left: and they seek my life to take it away! Elijah was popular at its premiere and has been frequently performed, particularly in English-speaking countries, ever since. how excellent Thy Name is in all the nations! Score information: A4 Copyright: Personal 2. Take all the prophets of Baal, and let not one of them escape you. Then did Elijah the prophet break forth like a fire; his words appeared like burning torches. heavens through the word of God. Take all the prophets of Baal and let not one of them escape us: bring all and slay them! These were doubtless well fitted to the taste of Mendelssohn's time, and a Victorian sentimentality also seems detectable in places. R. Larry Todd Übersetzung: Helga Beste. 1847 - Bonn: N. Simrock: Librettist Composer, with Julius Schubring (1806-1889), Karl Klingemann (1798-1862) William Bartholomew (1793-1867), English text (sung at premiere) Language German and English Composer Time Period Comp.

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