6 Organ Sonatas, Op.65 (Mendelssohn, Felix)

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Sonata No.1 in F minor

 1. Allegro moderato e serioso
#187228 - 8.09MB - 5:53 -  9.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (2) - - !N/!N/!N - 1819x

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RTM (2012/3/12)

 2. Adagio
#187229 - 3.85MB - 2:48 -  5.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (4) - - !N/!N/!N - 1108x

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RTM (2012/3/12)

 3. Andante recit.
#187230 - 4.94MB - 3:35 -  6.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1) - - !N/!N/!N - 616x

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RTM (2012/3/12)

 4. Allegro assai vivace
#187231 - 4.87MB - 3:32 -  6.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (2) - - !N/!N/!N - 830x

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RTM (2012/3/12)

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Christian Gerharz (Organ)

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Essen: Christoph Lahme, 28th Mai 2011. Version 1.0 (2011/5/28).

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Live recording, concert 28th Mai 2011, Krefeld-Oppum, Germany (by using a portable recorder).
Organ built by Heintz, 1993.

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Sonata No.2 in C minor

 1. Grave ; 2. Adagio
#286394 - 10.15MB - 4:26 -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - - !N/!N/!N - 483x

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Bartfloete (2013/6/29)

 3. Allegro maestoso e vivace ; 4. Fuga. Allegro moderato
#286395 - 13.46MB - 5:53 -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - - !N/!N/!N - 432x

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Bartfloete (2013/6/29)

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Michael Schopen (Organ)

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Michael Schopen

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Played live at a MIDI console using the virtual pipe organ software Hauptwerk and the sampleset Velesovo

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Sonata No.4 in B major

 1. Allegro con brio
#301233 - 8.28MB - 3:37 -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - - !N/!N/!N - 193x

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Bartfloete (2013/10/31)

 2. Andante religioso
#301234 - 5.37MB - 2:21 -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - - !N/!N/!N - 172x

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Bartfloete (2013/10/31)

 3. Allegretto
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Bartfloete (2013/10/31)

 4. Allegro maestoso e vivace
#301236 - 9.83MB - 4:18 -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - - !N/!N/!N - 148x

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Bartfloete (2013/10/31)

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Michael Schopen (Organ)

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Michael Schopen

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Played live at a MIDI console using the virtual pipe organ software Hauptwerk and the sampleset Velesovo

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Sonata No.2 in C minor

 Synthesized performance
#227272 - 8.81MB - 9:37 -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - - !N/!N/!N - 217x

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Reccmo (2012/5/31)

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Synthesized

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Altena: Jürgen Knuth

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Sonata No.4 in B major

For Orchestra (Meitzler)

 Andante religioso
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D.C. Meitzler (2012/10/4)

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Finale Digital Orchestra

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D.C. Meitzler

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For 4 Recorders (Mondrup)

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Reccmo (2013/9/20)

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MIDI

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Christian Mondrup

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Sonata No.6 in D minor

For Organ (Composer)

 Finale
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Reccmo (2012/5/2)

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Synthesized MIDI

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Jean-François Moine

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Reccmo (2011/11/9)

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Christian Mondrup

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Christian Mondrup

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Sheet Music

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Complete

 Complete Score
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PMLP13788-Mendelssohn Op 65.pdf
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Julius Rietz (1812–1877)

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Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdys Werke, Serie 12
Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1874-77. Plate M.B. 84.

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 Complete Score
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Aldona Jones (2012/3/4)

SIBLEY1802.10489.711f-39087012463339.pdf
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London: R. Cocks & Co., n.d. Plate 9621-9626

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 Complete Score
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 Complete Score
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Ys (2010/3/7)

PMLP13788-Mendelssohn - Sonatas Op.65.pdf
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Kompositionen für die Orgel
Leipzig: C.F. Peters No.1744, 1898. Plate 8521

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 Sonata No.1 in F minor
#58284 - 1.19MB, 19 pp. -  5.3/10 2 4 6 8 10 (3) - V/V/V - 3564x

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 Sonata No.2 in C minor
#58285 - 0.64MB, 10 pp. -  6.8/10 2 4 6 8 10 (5) - V/V/V - 4258x

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 Sonata No.3 in A major
#58286 - 0.71MB, 11 pp. -  8.7/10 2 4 6 8 10 (3) - V/V/V - 4042x

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 Sonata No.4 in B major
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 Sonata No.5 in D major
#58288 - 0.62MB, 10 pp. -  2.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1) - V/V/V - 2475x

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 Sonata No.6 in D minor
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PMLP13788-Sonata1.pdf
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Kompositionen für die Orgel (pp.34-120)
Leipzig: C.F. Peters No.1744, 1898. Plate 8521

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Split from Arturo's scan

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Sonata No.1 in F minor

 Complete Score
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Tolentino (2009/7/11)

PMLP13788-Mendelssohn - Sonata Op.65 No.1.pdf
Editor:

Joseph Bonnet (1884-1944)

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Historical Organ-Recitals, Vol. IV (pp.38-61)
New York: G. Schirmer, 1919. Plate 28648

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 Complete Score
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PMLP13788-Mendelssohn; Six Sonatas Op65 I.pdf
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 II. Adagio
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WIMA.f1a6-Mendelssohn 1reSonate 2 Adagio.pdf
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Montréal: Les Éditions Outremontaises, 2007

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Sonata No.2 in C minor

 Complete Score
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WIMA.2449-Mendelssohn Sonate-op.65.2.pdf
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 Complete Score
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PMLP13788-Mendelssohn; 6 Sonatas Op65, II.pdf
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Sonata No.3 in A major

 II. Andante tranquillo
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Pierre Gouin (2011/9/26)

WIMA.5c92-Mendelssohn 3eSonate 2 Andante.pdf
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Montréal: Les Éditions Outremontaises, 2007

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Sonata No.4 in B major

 II. Andante religioso
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 III. Allegretto
#129978 - 0.13MB, 6 pp. -  2.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1) - !N/!N/!N - 807x

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WIMA.c510-Mendelssohn 4eSonate Andante.pdf
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Sonata No.6 in D minor

 IV. Finale. Andante
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WIMA.a054-Mendelssohn 6eSonate Finale.pdf
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 IV. Finale. Andante
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WIMA.818a-mendels-sonateVI.pdf
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Arrangements and Transcriptions

Complete

For Piano 4 Hands

 Complete Score
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 Original Cover
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Mendelssohn - Op.65 - pf.pdf
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Orgelwerke für Pianoforte zu Vier Händen.
Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, n.d. [ca.1876]. Plate V.A. 163

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Sonata No.1 in F minor

For Harmonium

 II. Adagio
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PMLP13788-mendelssohn1.pdf
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Sonata No.4 in B major

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 II. Andante religioso
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PMLP13788-Meitzler Mendelssohn AndanteReligioso for Orchestra rev20110527.pdf
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 II. Andante religioso
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PMLP13788-mendelssohn2.pdf
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 II. Andante religioso - Complete score
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 Descant recorder
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PMLP13788-son42.pdf
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Sonata No.6 in D minor

For 7 Recorders (Mondrup)

 III. Finale - Complete Score
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WIMA.f1fa-son6fin.pdf
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General Information

Work Title 6 Sonatas for Organ
Alternative Title
Composer Mendelssohn, Felix
Opus/Catalogue Number Op.65
Movements/Sections 6 sonatas
  • Sonata No.1 in F minor, MWV W 56/2 or MWV W 40
I. Allegro moderato e serioso
II. Adagio
III. Andante Recitativo
IV. Allegro assai vivace
  • Sonata No.2 in C minor
I. Grave
II. Adagio
III. Allegro maestoso e vivace
IV. Fuga: Allegro moderato
  • Sonata No.3 in A major, MWV W 58
I. Con moto maestoso
II. Andante tranquillo
  • Sonata No.4 in B major
I. Allegro con brio
II. Andante religioso
III. Allegretto
IV. Allegro maestoso e vivace
  • Sonata No.5 in D major
I. Andante
II. Allegro maestoso
  • Sonata No.6 in D minor
I. Chorale: Andante sostenuto. Allegro molto
II. Fuga: Sostenuto e legato
III. Finale: Andante
Year/Date of Composition 1831–45
First Publication 1845
Dedication Dr. F. Schlemmer (in Frankfurt am Main)
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Organ solo
External Links Classical Archives article


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Publication History

Reprinted
  • Mineola: Dover Publications, 1991, 2004
  • New York : G. Schirmer, 1896: Compositions for the organ : three preludes and fugues, op. 37; six sonatas, op. 65 / Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy. Edited and fingered by Samuel P. Warren. Plate 12572
  • Paris : S. Bornemann, 1948: Oeuvres complètes pour orgue / de Félix Mendelssohn ; revues, annotées et doigtées par Marcel Dupré
  • München : G. Henle Verlag, 1976: Orgelsonaten : opus 65 / Mendelssohn Bartholdy ; nach Eigenschriften, Abschriften und den beiden Erstausgaben hrsg. von Hubert Meister ; Finger- und Pedalsatz von Wolfgang Stockmeier

A 3-movement early version of Op.65 no.3 exists in autograph manuscript at SBBerlin.

Op.65 No.2 reuses a postlude (Nachspiel) composed in Rome in 1831, according to Todd (Mendelssohn: A Life in Music, p.487). Composition and revision of the sonatas continued well into 1845. - Schissel

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