Felix Mendelssohn  (1809-1847)
Last updated: 01.03.21
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.
     Title Author Supplier
       
book15.gif  book15.gif   Der 42. Psalm Felix Mendelssohn flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif
book15.gif  book15.gif   Drei geistliche Lieder Felix Mendelssohn flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
book15.gif  The Life of Mendelssohn (Musical Lives) Peter Mercer-Taylor flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
book15.gif  Major Orchestral Works Felix Mendelssohn flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
book15.gif  The Mendelssohn Companion Douglass Seaton flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15es.gif
     Performer CD Title Supplier
       
Folk Music CDs:
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cd15.gif Various Artists Weltliche Chormusik der Romantik flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif
Recorder Music CDs:
cd15.gif Loeki Stardust Quartet Amsterdam Fuge around the clock flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
Choral Music CDs:
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cd15.gif Various Ensembles Deo Gratias, Drei Geistliche Lieder, Gloria flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
Title Parts Choir Remarks
       
Der 42. Psalm SATB/Choir/Orchestra Collegium Musicum Bremen book15.gif
Drei geistliche Lieder Alt/Mezzosopran, Chor SATB, Orgel Die Zeitlupe book15.gif
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.gifwvicon.gif
sm15.gif Venetian Gondola Song (1837) in A-Major A/T/T+B/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifmp315.gifwvicon.gif
sm15.gif Venetian Gondola Song Op. 19/6 in G-Minor T/T/B+T/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifmp315.gifwvicon.gif
sm15.gif Venetian Gondola Song Op. 30/6 in F#-Minor A+B/T/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifmp315.gifwvicon.gif
sm15.gif Venetian Gondola Song Op. 62/5 D+T/A/T/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifmp315.gifwvicon.gif
sm15.gif Wedding March Op. 21/9 A/A+B/T/T/B/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifmp315.gifwvicon.gif
Recorder Sheet Music    Go to Brass Sheet Music
Melodies For Soprano Recorder (D)smp_logo_88_white.gif
16 pages.
This edition: ED 11011.
Publisher: Schott & Co. Ltd. (49002622)
Melodies for Soprano Recorder (D)smp_unav15.gif
Arr./Editor: Manson
Publisher: Schott & Co. Ltd. (ST11011)
Lift Thine Eyes from Elijah (D/A/A)smp_unav15.gif
Score and Parts.
Publisher: Polyphonic Publications (PP00057)
Nocturne from A Midsummer Night's Dream (D/D/A)smp_unav15.gif
Publisher: Polyphonic Publications (PP00030)
5 Pieces (from Op. 65, 72, 102) (D/A/T/B)smp_unav15.gif
Score and Parts.
Publisher: Moeck Verlag (MK00776.7)
Pilgrims" Chorus from Italian Symphony: Op. 90 (S/D/A/T/T/B)smp_unav15.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_unav15.gif
Score and Parts. 12 pages.
Publisher: Jolly Robin (JR00026)
Brass Sheet Music
If With All Your Hearts (Trombone)smp_logo_88_white.gif
6 pages.
Arr./Editor: Allen Ostrander Level: Grade 3.
Publisher: Southern Music Company
Nocturne (Horn)smp_logo_88_white.gif
Music book.
Arr./Editor: Forrest Buchtel Level: Grade 2.
Publisher: Neil A. Kjos Music Company
On Wings of Songs (Trombone(Baritone))smp_logo_88_white.gif
Music book.
Arr./Editor: Forrest Buchtel Level: Grade 2.
Publisher: Neil A. Kjos Music Company
Three (3) Choruses (Horn Quartet)smp_logo_88_white.gif
16 pages.
Arr./Editor: Himie Voxman and R Level: Grade 3.
Publisher: Southern Music Company (ST522)
Melodies for Soprano Recorder (D)smp_unav15.gif
Arr./Editor: Manson
Publisher: Schott & Co. Ltd. (ST11011)
Lift Thine Eyes from Elijah (D/A/A)smp_unav15.gif
Score and Parts.
Publisher: Polyphonic Publications (PP00057)
Nocturne from A Midsummer Night's Dream (D/D/A)smp_unav15.gif
Publisher: Polyphonic Publications (PP00030)
5 Pieces (from Op. 65, 72, 102) (D/A/T/B)smp_unav15.gif
Score and Parts.
Publisher: Moeck Verlag (MK00776.7)
Pilgrims" Chorus from Italian Symphony: Op. 90 (S/D/A/T/T/B)smp_unav15.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_unav15.gif
Score and Parts. 12 pages.
Publisher: Jolly Robin (JR00026)
This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 1 work by Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847). It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located. Keys: ER
Title Year Attribution Remarks
       
WeddingMarchOp.21/9
     Title Dur Performer Composer Score/Song
           
youtube15.jpg Drei geistliche Lieder Op. 96 8:44 Mailänder Kantorei, Davide Pozzi F. Mendelssohn  Drei geistliche Lieder
youtube15.jpg Herr, wir trau'n auf Deine Güte - Gundula Hintz 5:31 Kammerchor Coburg F. Mendelssohn  Drei geistliche Lieder
youtube15.jpg Laß, o Herr mich Hilfe finden - Gundula Hintz 5:04 Kammerchor Coburg F. Mendelssohn  Drei geistliche Lieder
youtube15.jpg Psalm 42 - Wie der Hirsch schreit 24:58 Radio Filharmonisch Orkest Groot Omroepkoor F. Mendelssohn  Der 42. Psalm
youtube15.jpg Psalm 42 - Wie der Hirsch schreit nach frischem Wasser, Op.42 24:45 La Chapelle Royale, Collegium Vocale, Ensemble Orchestral de Paris, Philippe Herreweghe F. Mendelssohn  Der 42. Psalm
youtube15.jpg Sommernachtstraum - 2013 14:26 Harmonic Brass Munich F. Mendelssohn