Felix Mendelssohn  (1809-1847)
Last updated: 24.06.17
According to The New Penguin Dictionary of Music, Felix [Jakob Ludwig] Mendelssohn [Bartholdy], was a German composer; grandson of the Jewish philosopher Moses Mendelsohn, but brought up as a Lutheran. Brother of Fanny Cäcille [also in the French form Cécile] Mendelssohn [Bartholdy]. Noted pianist and organist; also conductor, head of Leipzig Conservatory (1843), and amateur painter. Born in Hamburg; boy prodigy, composing the overture to "A Midsummer Night's Dream" at 17 (the other music to it later). Visited Scotland, 1829 and afterwards revisited Britain nine times, conducting the first performance of "Elijah" in 1846. Other works include operetta "Son and stranger"; oratorio "St Paul; 5 symphonies and other overtures; 2 piano concertos, etc.;
Combined romantic ardour with classical decorousness of form; but did not fulfil all his early promise, and in the 20th century underwent a severe decline in popularity.
Felix Mendelssohn is, for data housekeeping purposes, listed in these webpages as a one-off composer because his Wedding March Op. 21/9 has been transcribed for recorder.
Books :
Books:
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book15.gif The Mendelssohn Companion Douglass Seaton flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15es.gif
CDs :
Recorder Music CDs:
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Item Title Available €     £     $     Other
             
DBE803 O Wert Thou in the Cauld Blast - Folk Song
T/T/B/B/GB(B)/V(OTT), approx. 1½ mins.
1-2 days
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DBE806 Venetian Gondola Song (1837) in A-Major
A/T/T+B/B/GB(B), approx. 2 mins.
out-of-print 12.00 10.00 15.50  
DBE804 Venetian Gondola Song Op. 19/6 in G-Minor - Song Without Words No. 6
T/T/B+T/B/GB(B), approx. 2¼ mins.
1-2 days
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DBE225 Venetian Gondola Song Op. 30/6 in F#-Minor - Song Without Words No. 12
A+B/T/B/GB(B), approx. 2½ mins.
1-2 days
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DBE805 Venetian Gondola Song Op. 62/5 - Song Without Words No. 29
D+T/A/T/B/GB(B), approx.2 mins.
1-2 days
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DBE807 Wedding March Op. 21/9 - A Midsummer Night's Dream
A/A+B/T/T/B/B/GB(B), approx. 5 mins.
out-of-print 18.00 15.00 23.50  
     Title Instruments Remarks
       
sm15.gif O Wert Thou in the Cauld Blast T/T/B/B/GB(B)/V(OTT) dbe15.gifmp315.gif
sm15.gif Venetian Gondola Song (1837) in A-Major A/T/T+B/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifmp315.gif
sm15.gif Venetian Gondola Song Op. 19/6 in G-Minor T/T/B+T/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifmp315.gif
sm15.gif Venetian Gondola Song Op. 30/6 in F#-Minor A+B/T/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifmp315.gif
sm15.gif Venetian Gondola Song Op. 62/5 D+T/A/T/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifmp315.gif
sm15.gif Wedding March Op. 21/9 A/A+B/T/T/B/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifmp315.gif
Recorder Sheet Music
Melodies for Soprano Recorder(D) (4744619)
Arr./Editor: Manson
Publisher: Schott & Co. Ltd. (ST11011)
Melodies For Soprano Recorder(D)smp_logo_88_white.gif
16 pages.
This edition: ED 11011.
Publisher: Schott & Co. Ltd. (49002622)
Lift Thine Eyes from Elijah(D/A/A)smp_logo_88_white.gif
Score and Parts.
Publisher: Polyphonic Publications (PP00057)
Nocturne from A Midsummer Night's Dream(D/D/A)smp_logo_88_white.gif
Publisher: Polyphonic Publications (PP00030)
5 Pieces (from Op. 65, 72, 102)(D/A/T/B)smp_logo_88_white.gif
Score and Parts.
Publisher: Moeck Verlag (MK00776.7)
Pilgrims" Chorus from Italian Symphony: Op. 90(S/D/A/T/T/B)smp_logo_88_white.gif
Score and Parts.
Publisher: Polyphonic Publications (PP00153)
Overture to A Midsummer Night's Dream(S/D/D/A/A/T/T/B(GB))smp_logo_88_white.gif
Score and Parts. 12 pages.
 Publisher: Jolly Robin (JR00026)
Brass Sheet Music
(Trombone)smp_logo_88_white.gif
6 pages.
Arr./Editor: Allen Ostrander Level: Grade 3.
Publisher: Southern Music Company
(Horn)smp_logo_88_white.gif
Music book.
Arr./Editor: Forrest Buchtel Level: Grade 2.
Publisher: Neil A. Kjos Music Company
(Trombone(Baritone))smp_logo_88_white.gif
Music book.
Arr./Editor: Forrest Buchtel Level: Grade 2.
Publisher: Neil A. Kjos Music Company
(Horn Quartet)smp_logo_88_white.gif
16 pages.
Arr./Editor: Himie Voxman and R Level: Grade 3.
Publisher: Southern Music Company (ST522)