Mendelssohn - Lobgesang (score)
Arranged for strings, organ, timpani, choir and soloists
Felix Mendelssohn termed the Lobgesang a 'symphony-cantata' as it incorporated a three movement orchestral work followed by a choral cantata, using Biblical texts. This arrangement reduces the orchestral part to strings, organ and timpani, with much of the wind and brass material being taken by the organ. There is symphonic breadth and depth when needed, as well as a more transparent, lighter accompaniment for the singers. The opening orchestral movements are not included in the arrangement, instead the music follows from the majestic introduction directly into the first chorus, followed by the complete cantata. It is intended for use in choral concerts, allowing the work to be performed by smaller groups in medium-sized venues. All of the choral and solo parts are unchanged from the original, and the score includes both German and English texts.
Includes complete set of score and parts, but no vocal scores. Scored for Strings, Organ, Timpani. Choral parts are unchanged as the original, and any vocal score can be used.