Now His glory hath filled all the earth. Triennial Music Festival, Felix Mendelssohn (conductor) First Pub lication. 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. It was a regular close of church services in Luther's time. Amen. Bring them down to Kishon’s brook, and there let them be slain. Mendelssohn uses biblical episodes relating to Elijah, which in the original, 1 Kings 17:19 and 2 Kings 2:1, are narrated in rather laconic form, to produce intensely dramatic scenes, while adding several related biblical texts, mostly taken from the Old Testament. The oratorio presents episodes from the story of the biblical prophet Elijah. Have respect to the prayer of Thy servant, o Lord, my God! See mine affliction. Give me thy son. – to slay my son art thou come hither? He hath said, thy foot shall not be moved, thy Keeper will never slumber. Call first upon your god, your numbers are many. Score information: A4 Copyright: Personal 2. 120 no. Containing the music of the principal solos, duets, and choruses Item Preview remove-circle Share or Embed This Item. ‘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. Zion spreadeth her hands for aid, and there is neither help nor comfort. 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. Thus the Lord commandeth. Help, help Thy servant now, o God! Hath my prayer been heard by the Lord! The harvest now is over, the summer days are gone, and yet no power cometh to help us! And the sea was upheaved, and the earth was shaken. "℗ 1968 EMI Records Ltd.". Though stricken, they have not grieved. Thus saith Jezebel;’Elijah is worthy to die’. So wahr der Herr, der Gott Israels, lebet, vor dem ich stehe: Es soll diese Jahre weder Tau noch Regen kommen, ich sage es denn. Elijah, Op. download 1 file . His mercies on thousands fall, on all them that love him and keep his commandments. The Lord hath heard thy prayer, the soul of my son reviveth! Help, send Thy servant help, o God! Invoke your forest gods, and mountain deities. Rise then, ye priests of Baal; select and slay a bullock, and put no fire under it; uplift your voices and call the god ye worship; and the god who by fire shall answer, let him be God. I go mourning all the day long; I lie down and weep at night. 115 no. But the Lord is above them and almighty. O Lord, now take away my life, for I am not better than my fathers! Elijah (German: Elias), Op. And a mighty wind rent the mountains around, brake in pieces the rocks, brake them before the Lord. Be not afraid, for I am thy God! 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. The work in two parts opens with a declamation by Elijah, after which the overture is played. 7b. Call him louder, for he is a god! LC code on top right. And I, even I only am left: and they seek my life to take it away! 19 (Sechs Gesänge) no. Elijah is hopelessly, awfully, irremediably mid-Victorian. 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. [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. In the mid-1920s, however, H.T. Be Thou not far from me! Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Felix, 1809-1847. Call him louder, call him louder! And the sea was upheaved, and the earth was shaken. Thou shalt love the Lord thy God; with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might. Overture. People Shall the dead arise and praise thee? 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. The Lord thy God doth go with thee: He will not fail thee, He will not forsake thee. Advanced … 4 (Text: Marianne von Willemer) CAT DUT ENG ENG ENG FIN FRE ITA For He is gracious; and His mercy endureth for evermore! Ye people, rend your hearts and not your garments for your transgressions: the prophet Elijah hath sealed the. He, watching over Israel, slumbers not, nor sleeps. 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. Before Him upon your faces fall! [8], Mendelssohn wrote the soprano part in Elijah for the 'Swedish Nightingale', Jenny Lind, although she was unavailable to sing the Birmingham premiere. These were doubtless well fitted to the taste of Mendelssohn's time, and a Victorian sentimentality also seems detectable in places. The harvest now is over, the summer days are gone, and yet no power cometh to help us! 4 (in Vier Lieder für vierstimmigen Männerchor) (Text: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe) DUT ENG FRE; Last update: 2020-11-17 00:33:49 . Help, help Thy servant now, o God! The Widow 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. Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Felix Erster Teil Einleitung (ELIAS): "So wahr der Herr, der Gott Israels, lebet" / "As God the Lord of Israel liveth" Besetzung: Bass solo, Orchester Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Felix Erster Teil Ouvertüre Besetzung: Orchester Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Felix Erster Teil Nr. Turn unto her, O lord my God; in mercy help this widow’s son! For He, the Lord our God, He is a jealous God, and He visiteth all the fathers’ sins on the children to the third and the fourth generation of them that hate Him. He that shall endure to the end, shall be saved. I go on my way in the strength of the Lord For Thou art my Lord; and I will suffer for Thy sake. Our God is one Lord, and we will have no other gods before the Lord. Thou fillest heaven with Thy glory. And Thy great mercies remember, Lord. Yea, and the God who by fire shall answer, let him be God. Chorus & Recitative: Go, return upon thy way/ I go on my way. Unto Thee will, Night falleth round me, o Lord! Above Him stood the Seraphim, and one cried to another: Holy, holy, holy is God the Lord, the Lord Sabaoth! I therefore say to ye: forsake your idols, return to God; for He is slow to anger, and merciful, and kind, and gracious, and repenteth Him of the evil. Commit thy way unto Him, and trust in Him, and fret not thyself because of evil-doers. The People. Hear our cry, o Baal, now arise! posth. 8 (Zwölf Gesänge [nos. The stormy billows are high, their fury is mighty. 3 (Text: Volkslieder after Volkslieder ) DUT ENG FRE; Zigeunerlied, op. Mighty kings by him were overthrown. Go, return upon thy way! The suckling’s tongue now cleaveth for thirst to his mouth! The Widow Recitative: Ye people, rend your hearts. Arise now, get thee without, stand on the mount before the Lord: for there His glory will appear, and shine on thee! History. English text. When the heavens are closed up because they have sinned against Thee: yet if they pray and confess Thy name, and turn away from their sins when Thou dost afflict them: then hear from heaven, and forgive the sin. But yet the Lord was not in the earthquake. And the barrel of meal shall not waste, neither shall the cruse of oil fail, until the day that the Lord sendeth rain upon the earth. Recitative & Chorus: O Lord, Thou hast overthrown Thine enemies. Man of God, now let my words be precious in thy sight. A dramatic episode is the contest of the gods, in which Jehovah consumes an offered sacrifice in a column of fire, while a sequence of increasingly frantic prayers by the prophets of the god Baal failed. Einleitung - Elias. R. Larry Todd Übersetzung: Helga Beste. Behold, God the Lord passed by! O man of God, help thy people! EMBED. Leap upon the altar ye have made, call him and prophesy! Some movements are simple oratorio forms such as recitative and aria, others explore hybrid combinations, such as recitative with choir, for dramatic effect. I never troubled Israel’s peace: it is thou, Ahab, and all thy father’s house. The title role, sung by a baritone or bass, requires a nearly operatic range of emotional expression for the arias, The Widow Arise then, and hasten for thy life; to the wilderness journey. There came a fiery chariot with fiery horses, and he went by a whirlwind to heaven. Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in their heavenly Father’s realm. For the Lord yet hath left Him seven thousand in Israel, knees which have not bowed to Baal. Shall the dead arise, the dead arise and praise thee? And the rivers are exhausted! 70. Publication date [n.d.] Topics Oratorios -- Librettos Publisher Boston, O. Ditson Collection robarts; toronto Digitizing sponsor MSN ... FULL TEXT download. Hide not Thy face, o, Behold, God the Lord passed by! [10], The manuscript used for the premiere, by a copyist with notes by Mendelssohn, now in the collection of the, Program notes for Concert Opera Boston performance of, International Music Score Library Project, Choral Public Domain Library (ChoralWiki), Three short musical excerpts from Elijah by a Swiss choir, The History of Mendelssohn's Oratorio "Elijah", Conference program with abstracts: "Viewing Mendelssohn, Viewing Elijah",, Articles with unsourced statements from February 2013, Articles with International Music Score Library Project links, Articles with dead external links from July 2020, Wikipedia articles with MusicBrainz work identifiers, Wikipedia articles with WorldCat-VIAF identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. As God the Lord of Sabaoth liveth, before whom I stand, three years this day fulfilled, I will shew myself unto Ahab; and the Lord will then send rain again upon the earth. And when the Lord would take him away to heaven, lo! It is a particular favourite of amateur choral societies. Now let me die, Lord, take away my life! Among the episodes is the resurrection of a dead youth. Art thou he that troubleth Israel! Thou art Elijah, thou he that troubleth Israel! Be thou the orphan’s helper! And after the fire there came a still small voice. Baal, oh answer us! [citation needed], The work is scored for eight vocal soloists (two each of bass, tenor, alto, soprano), full symphony orchestra including trombones, ophicleide, organ, and a large chorus usually singing in four, but occasionally eight parts. Lift thine eyes to the mountains, whence cometh help. Baal, we cry to thee; hear and answer us! Lord my God, O let the spirit of this child return, that he again may live! Period: Romantic: Piece Style Romantic Seest thou nothing arise from the deep! Now Cherith’s brook is dried up, Elijah; arise and depart; and get thee to Zarephath; thither abide: for the Lord hath commanded a widow woman there to sustain thee. Help, send Thy servant help, o God! Oh shew to all this people that I have done these things according to Thy word. Elijah was popular at its premiere and has been frequently performed, particularly in English-speaking countries, ever since. 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. Elijah (German: Elias), Op. 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? Its melodrama, easy appeal and stirring choruses have provided the basis for countless successful performances. Wherefore slumber? There is nothing. What shall I render to the Lord, for all his benefits to me? 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. that I knew where I might find Him, that I might even come before His presence! The Lord our God alone can do these things. ‘If with all your hearts ye truly seek Me, ye shall ever surely find Me.’ Thus saith our God. 16A. He never will suffer the righteous to fall: He is at thy right hand. Search Metadata Search text contents Search TV news captions Search archived websites Advanced Search. For the mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed; but Thy kindness shall not depart from me; neither shall the covenant of Thy peace be removed. “Stereo” at the left of spindle hole. 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]. Recitative & Chorus: O Thou, who makest/The Fire Descends. 34 (Sechs Gesänge) no. 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). Hear and answer, Baal! 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. What have I to do with thee 9. 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.It premiered in 1846 at the Birmingham Festival. Lord, my God, let the spirit of this child return, that he again may live! He is gracious, compassionate; He is righteous. Lord God of Abraham, Isaac and Israel, oh hear me and answer me, and shew this people that Thou art Lord God. Behold, a little cloud ariseth now from the waters; it is like a man’s hand! But yet the Lord was not in the earthquake. My son reviveth! He quencheth the thirsty land. Hearest thou no sound of rain! It premiered in 1846 at the Birmingham Festival. I journey hence to the wilderness. My heart is therefore glad, my glory rejoiceth; and my flesh shall also rest in hope. Spine string: "EMI His Master's Voice [logo] Mendelssohn • Elias • Frühbeck De Burgos 1C 149-00 107/09" Center-labels info: Red label with "EMI Die Stimme Seines Herrn" square colored nipper logo on top. Unto Thee will I cry, Lord, my rock, be not silent to me! He heareth not. Lord, our Creator. how excellent Thy Name is in all the nations! my son is sick! Sign up for free; Log in; Oratorio libretto, Elijah. Gentle Reminder. Dabei waren Oratorien zu Mendelssohns Zeit gar nicht mehr en vogue . O blessed are they who fear Him! But yet the Lord was, ELIJAH – Or The Jewish Artist in The Western World, Let’s build a book together: Submit a Photograph, Elijah:The Jewish Artist in the Western World, The Mellon Interdisciplinary Sacred Music Dramas, Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire: A film with Georgine Resick. Be Thou not far from me! And after the earthquake there came a fire. O Israel hear! Burmeister, Klaus Vorwort / Preface (dt. English text. Elijah, Op. The earth is as iron under me. There shalt thou drink its waters; and the Lord thy God hath commanded the ravens to feed thee there: so do according unto His word. 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. But yet the Lord was not in the fire. 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. Mendelssohn prepared a scholarly edition of some of Handel's oratorios for publication in London. Now begone and bless me also! Edition notes: PDFs available for movements 1, 2, 20, 29 and 43 only. Thy face must be veiled, for He draweth near. Thou shalt love the Lord thy God; with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might. It is enough! Elijah in Mendelssohn’s libretto. Take all the prophets of Baal, and let not one of them escape you. In her place, the part was created by Maria Caterina Rosalbina Caradori-Allan. Lord God of Abraham! Erster Teil . And let their hearts again be turned! Besetzung. Will then the Lord be no more God in Zion? Now by this I know that thou art a man of God, and that His word in thy mouth is the truth. Elijah With knives and lancets cut yourselves after your manner. The heavens are black with cloud and with wind; the storm rusheth louder and louder! Hilf, Herr! The title role was sung at the premiere by the Austrian bass Josef Staudigl. This piece was composed in the spirit of Mendelssohn's Baroque predecessors Bach and Handel, whose music he loved. Then we shall see whose God is the Lord. And if the wicked turn not, the Lord will whet His sword; and He hath bent His bow, and made it ready. The flames consume his offering! Blessed are the men who fear him (Posted 2010-03-01) CPDL #21104: Now send, and gather . Mendelssohn originally intended Elijah to be in German but it was first performed in English after the composer was commissioned to write an oratorio for the Birmingham Festival. The fire descends from heaven! Oh! 14. download 1 file . O thou, who makest thine angels spirits (The fire descends), It is enough, O Lord now take away my life, Arise, Elijah, for thou hast a long journey. 30. Part I is concluded by the bringing of rain to parched Israel through Elijah's prayers. Help me, man of God! PART I. For God is angry with the wicked every day. But yet the Lord was not in the tempest. The Lord is God, the Lord is God! Say, who art thou!’. 70, oratorio by Felix Mendelssohn that premiered August 26, 1846, in Birmingham, England. MIDI and NoteWorthy Composer files available for all movements. Editor: James R. Jennings (submitted 2008-03-01). Elijah And then we shall see whose God is the Lord. Chor - Das Volk. 1 (Text: Felix Mendelssohn after Bible or other Sacred Texts) DUT ENG; Winterlied, op. To whom is the arm of the Lord revealed! Behold, God the Lord passed by! Februar 1837 an Karl Klingemann); dies auch im Hinblick auf die erstarkten Singvereine, die nicht selten Hunderte von Sängern umfassten.Der Chor nimmt als Volk Israel, Baalspriesterschaft bzw. 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! Open the heavens and send us relief. Ye people, rend your hearts and not your garments for your transgressions: the prophet Elijah hath sealed the heavens through the word of God. Call him louder! But yet the Lord was not in the tempest. Elijah (German: Elias), Op. Joy on their head shall be for everlasting, and all sorrow and mourning shall flee away for ever. Get thee hence, Elijah! Booklet-Text der CD Carus 83.021.


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