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Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy

Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (trans. Matthew Aubin)

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The underlying symphony bears the designation Opus 52 and is also known as The Hymn of Praise.

General Info

Year: 1840 / 2011?
Duration: c. 4:00
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Orchestra and chorus
Publisher: Unknown
Cost: Score and Parts - Unknown


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Program Notes

The Symphony No. 2 in B-flat major,op. 52, called the Lobgesang (or Hymn of Praise) was composed by Felix Mendelssohn. It was written in 1840 to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the invention of printing, along with the less-known Gutenberg Cantata.

The composer's description of the work was "A Symphny-Cantata on Words of the Holy Bible, for Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra." Structurally, it consists of three purely orchestral movements followed by nine movement for chorus and/or soloists and orchestra, and last approximately 65-70 minutes in total. The Chorus, entitled Nun danket alle Gott, is the eighth movement of the cantata section.

- Program Note from Washington State University Wind Ensemble concert program, 15 March 2012


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Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music

  • Scherzo (Flex instrumentation) (arr. Ambrose) (1823/2021)

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