He hath said, thy foot shall not be moved, thy Keeper will never slumber. The heavens are as brass, they are as brass above me. What shall I render to the Lord, for all his benefits to me? O Lord, Thou hast overthrown Thine enemies and destroyed them. Elijah Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and he shall sustain thee. Recitative & Chorus: O Thou, who makest/The Fire Descends. Bring them down to Kishon’s brook, and there let them be slain. my son is sick! 70, oratorio by Felix Mendelssohn that premiered August 26, 1846, in Birmingham, England. Hilf, Herr! ITEM TILE download. Thy face must be veiled, for He draweth near. 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. 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. Then did Elijah the prophet break forth like a fire; his words appeared like burning torches. [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. Call him louder, for he is a god! Advanced … Booklet-Text der CD Carus 83.021. Elijah is modelled on the oratorios of these two Baroque masters; however, in its lyricism and use of orchestral and choral colour the style clearly reflects Mendelssohn's own genius as an early Romantic composer. that I knew where I might find Him, that I might even come before His presence! PART I. 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]. art thou come to me, to call my sin unto remembrance? 4 (in Vier Lieder für vierstimmigen Männerchor) (Text: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe) DUT ENG FRE; Last update: 2020-11-17 00:33:49 . Let none be made ashamed, that wait upon Thee! Take all the prophets of Baal and let not one of them escape us: bring all and slay them! download 1 file . Hilf, Herr! Though stricken, they have not grieved. Then we shall see whose God is the Lord. Gentle Reminder. 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. The waters gather, they rush along, they are lifting their voices. I go mourning all the day long; I lie down and weep at night. 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. Chorus: Help, Lord! Besetzung. Lift thine eyes to the mountains, whence cometh help. He that shall endure to the end, shall be saved. Not a voice will answer you: none will listen, none heed you. Elijah! Containing the music of the principal solos, duets, and choruses Item Preview remove-circle Share or Embed This Item. After Arthur Sullivan became the first recipient of the Mendelssohn Scholarship, she encouraged him in his career. Lord God of Abraham, Isaac and Israel, oh hear me and answer me, and shew this people that Thou art Lord God. The sections are listed in the following table, with the text in both German and English, a biblical source for the passage (the dramatic action highlighted by a background colour), and the voices. 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 prepared a scholarly edition of some of Handel's oratorios for publication in London. Night falleth round me, o Lord! 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. Some movements are simple oratorio forms such as recitative and aria, others explore hybrid combinations, such as recitative with choir, for dramatic effect. The work ends with prophecies and praise. Lord my God, O let the spirit of this child return, that he again may live. [8], Mendelssohn wrote the soprano part in Elijah for the 'Swedish Nightingale', Jenny Lind, although she was unavailable to sing the Birmingham premiere. For He is gracious; and His mercy endureth for evermore! Call him louder, call him louder! Felix Mendelssohn — Elias 28 Lift thine eyes / Hebe deine Augen; Original text and translations . [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. Elijah in Mendelssohn’s libretto. Say, who art thou!’. 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. Hear us, Baal! 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. 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 … And if the wicked turn not, the Lord will whet His sword; and He hath bent His bow, and made it ready. What have I to do with thee 9. Invoke your forest gods, and mountain deities. Arise then, and hasten for thy life; to the wilderness journey. The People. Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in their heavenly Father’s realm. The Lord is God, the Lord is God! 70. English text. The title role was sung at the premiere by the Austrian bass Josef Staudigl. The Widow how excellent Thy Name is in all the nations! By contrast, Handel's oratorios never went out of fashion in England. It premiered in 1846 at the Birmingham Festival. Above him stood the Seraphim; Holy is God the Lord, But the Lord, from the north hath raised one, This page was last edited on 6 August 2020, at 15:58. Open the heavens and send us relief. Thus the Lord commandeth. He stood on the mount of Sinai and heard the judgments of the future, and in Horeb its vengeance. See mine affliction. Wie selig sind die Todten, op. Now Cherith's Brook 8. Triennial Music Festival, Felix Mendelssohn (conductor) First Pub lication. Mighty kings by him were overthrown. Elijah was popular at its premiere and has been frequently performed, particularly in English-speaking countries, ever since. 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. 2000 Konzertbesucher bejubelten 1846 die Uraufführung des "Elias" von Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy. Man of God, now let my words be precious in thy sight. My son reviveth! Hear and answer, Baal! Behold, a little cloud ariseth now from the waters; it is like a man’s hand! Elijah (German: Elias), Op. Go, return upon thy way! 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. 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. Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Felix, 1809-1847. CPDL #16271: 1. Score information: A4 Copyright: Personal 2. Now by this I know that thou art a man of God, and that His word in thy mouth is the truth. It is a particular favourite of amateur choral societies. The work in two parts opens with a declamation by Elijah, after which the overture is played. Help, send Thy servant help, o God! KINDLE download. 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. Go up now, child, and look toward the sea. Be not afraid, for I am thy God! There is nothing. 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! 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! Call him louder! Be thou the orphan’s helper! Einleitung - Elias. And after the earthquake there came a fire. The oratorio presents episodes from the story of the biblical prophet Elijah. Baal! I never troubled Israel’s peace: it is thou, Ahab, and all thy father’s house. And a mighty wind rent the mountains around, brake in pieces the rocks, brake them before the Lord. Tarry here my servant: the Lord be with thee. 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. LC code on top right. Shall the dead arise, the dead arise and praise thee? The deeps afford no water! 30. "℗ 1968 EMI Records Ltd.". I will strengthen thee! O blessed are they who fear Him! Lord, our Creator. 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. – to slay my son art thou come hither? To whom is the arm of the Lord revealed! Have respect to the prayer of Thy servant, o Lord, my God! He that shall endure to the end, shall be saved. English text. He never will suffer the righteous to fall: He is at thy right hand. heavens through the word of God. R. Larry Todd Übersetzung: Helga Beste. O Lord, now take away my life, for I am not better than my fathers! EMBED (for wordpress.com hosted blogs and archive.org item tags) Want more? 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. Elijah (German: Elias), Op. Baal, we cry to thee, hear and answer us! Give me thy son. The Widow MIDI and NoteWorthy Composer files available for all movements. Through darkness riseth light, light to the upright. EMBED. But yet the Lord was not in the earthquake. Leap upon the altar ye have made, call him and prophesy! Elijah In the mid-1920s, however, H.T. Angels There came a fiery chariot with fiery horses, and he went by a whirlwind to heaven. And there is no one breaketh it to feed them. She resumed singing the piece at Exeter Hall in London in late 1848, raising £1,000 to fund a scholarship in his name. I journey hence to the wilderness. His mercies on thousands fall, on all them that love him and keep his commandments. Hide not Thy face, o, Behold, God the Lord passed by! The Widow 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. Baal, oh answer us! Open the heavens and send us relief. Recitative: Ye people, rend your hearts. Now begone and bless me also! 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. (Text: August Heinrich Hoffmann von Fallersleben) ENG FRE; Suleika und Hatem, op. 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. 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. Burmeister, Klaus Vorwort / Preface (dt. Blessed are the men who fear Him, they ever walk in the way of peace. Among the episodes is the resurrection of a dead youth. Unto Thee will I cry, Lord, my rock, be not silent to me! The Lord hath heard thy prayer, the soul of my son reviveth! Editor: James R. Jennings (submitted 2008-03-01). It is enough! 2, 3, and 12 are by Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel]) no. Willst du uns denn gar vertilgen? 34 (Sechs Gesänge) no. Hide not Thy face, o Lord, from me, my soul is thirsting for Thee, as a thirsty land. But yet the Lord was not in the tempest. The choir is mostly four-part SATB, but up to eight parts. 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. 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'. Will then the Lord be no more God in Zion? Commit thy way unto Him, and trust in Him, and fret not thyself because of evil-doers. Art thou he that troubleth Israel! Zion spreadeth her hands for aid, and there is neither help nor comfort. Elijah (German: Elias), Op. Oh shew to all this people that I have done these things according to Thy word. He is gracious, compassionate; He is righteous. Is not His word like a fire, and like a hammer that breaketh the rock into pieces! Elijah Hear ye, Israel, hear what the Lord speaketh:’Oh, hadst thou heeded my commandments’Who hath believed our report! Amen. 4 (Text: Marianne von Willemer) CAT DUT ENG ENG ENG FIN FRE ITA It was a regular close of church services in Luther's time. He heareth not. posth. Recitative & Chorus: O Lord, Thou hast overthrown Thine enemies. And when the Lord would take him away to heaven, lo! [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", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Elijah_(oratorio)&oldid=971510809, 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. Before Him upon your faces fall! 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. Wilt thou show wonders to the dead? 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. 1. Go up again, and still look towards the sea. Unto Thee will, Night falleth round me, o Lord! Inhalt. 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. And the rivers are exhausted! O Lord, now take away my life, for I am not better than my fathers! And let their hearts again be turned! 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. The heavens are black with cloud and with wind; the storm rusheth louder and louder! Above Him stood the Seraphim, and one cried to another: Holy, holy, holy is God the Lord, the Lord Sabaoth! Part I is concluded by the bringing of rain to parched Israel through Elijah's prayers. Thanks be to God! Depart and turn thee eastward: thither hide thee by Cherith’s brook. Elijah, Op. 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. The Lord our God alone can do these things. O Thou, who makest Thine angels spirits; Thou, whose ministers are flaming fires: let them now descend! 1 Chor: "Hilf, Herr! Period: Romantic: Piece Style Romantic Thanks be to God! Publication date [n.d.] Topics Oratorios -- Librettos Publisher Boston, O. Ditson Collection robarts; toronto Digitizing sponsor MSN ... FULL TEXT download. 3 (Text: Volkslieder after Volkslieder ) DUT ENG FRE; Zigeunerlied, op. 70, oratorio by Felix Mendelssohn that premiered August 26, 1846, in Birmingham, England. Seest thou nothing arise from the deep! 7b. The stormy billows are high, their fury is mighty. Take all the prophets of Baal, and let not one of them escape you. 19 (Sechs Gesänge) no. 12 (Text: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe) DUT ENG FRE; Suleika, op. The suckling’s tongue now cleaveth for thirst to his mouth! ‘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. 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. There is nothing. Edition notes: PDFs available for movements 1, 2, 20, 29 and 43 only. The Widow And after the fire there came a still small voice. Elijah, Op. Help, send Thy servant help, o God! 115 no. 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. Yet doth the Lord see it not, He mocketh at us; His curse hath fallen down upon us, His wrath will pursue us till He destroy us. Arise now, get thee without, stand on the mount before the Lord: for there His glory will appear, and shine on thee! Look down on us from heaven, o Lord; regard the distress of Thy people. The choir acts as the people ("Das Volk"), but also comments, like the choir in Greek drama. I, even I only, remain one prophet of the Lord. See the Wikipedia article for more information. The harvest now is over, the summer days are gone, and yet no power cometh to help us! and his sickness is so sore, that there is no breath left in him! He talketh, or he is pursuing, or he is in a journey; or, peradventure, he sleepeth: so awaken him! Shall the dead arise and praise thee? In her place, the part was created by Maria Caterina Rosalbina Caradori-Allan. These were doubtless well fitted to the taste of Mendelssohn's time, and a Victorian sentimentality also seems detectable in places. And Thy great mercies remember, Lord. Includes a keyboard versionof the orchestral a… And the sea was upheaved, and the earth was shaken. History. 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. Chorus & Recitative: Go, return upon thy way/ I go on my way. People Behold, God the Lord passed by! 120 no. 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]. Thus saith Jezebel;’Elijah is worthy to die’. Oh rest in the Lord, wait patiently for Him, and He shall give thee thy heart’s desires. Lord God of Abraham, Isaac and Israel, this day let it be known that Thou art God, and that I am Thy servant! Thou shalt love the Lord thy God; with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might. But yet the Lord was not in the fire. Now His glory hath filled all the earth. And the sea was upheaved, and the earth was shaken. ‘If with all your hearts ye truly seek Me, ye shall ever surely find Me.’ Thus saith our God. [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. Turn unto her, O lord my God; in mercy help this widow’s son! But yet the Lord was not in the tempest. Thy help cometh from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. Thou art Elijah, thou he that troubleth Israel! 1. 16A. The Lord thy God doth go with thee: He will not fail thee, He will not forsake thee. Thou shalt love the Lord thy God; with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might. I desire to live no longer: now let me die, for my days are but vanity. 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. 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. But yet the Lord was not in the earthquake. Our God is one Lord, and we will have no other gods before the Lord. Blessed are the men who fear him (Posted 2010-03-01) CPDL #21104: O blessed are they who fear Him! For the Lord yet hath left Him seven thousand in Israel, knees which have not bowed to Baal. Then hear from heaven, and forgive the sin. 1 (Text: Felix Mendelssohn after Bible or other Sacred Texts) DUT ENG; Winterlied, op. 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. Wilt Thou quite destroy us! He quencheth the thirsty land. Oh! Mark how the scorner derideth us! “Stereo” at the left of spindle hole. Chor - Das Volk. With knives and lancets cut yourselves after your manner. Wherefore slumber? Now let me die, Lord, take away my life! Art thou Elijah! My heart is therefore glad, my glory rejoiceth; and my flesh shall also rest in hope. Dabei waren Oratorien zu Mendelssohns Zeit gar nicht mehr en vogue . Hear our cry, o Baal, now arise! Hath my prayer been heard by the Lord! The oratorio presents episodes from the story of the biblical prophet Elijah. I go on my way in the strength of the Lord For Thou art my Lord; and I will suffer for Thy sake. 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. The fugal overture leads attacca to the first choral movement.

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