Symphony No.2, Op.52 (Mendelssohn, Felix)

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SIBLEY1802.25154.cd79-39087011364256score.pdf
Editor:

First edition (reprint?)

Language:

German / English

Publisher Info.:

Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, n.d.[1841]. Plate 6563.

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This file is part of the Sibley Mirroring Project. Reprint of the first edition (plate nos. seem at least to indicate that the same plates are being used?), with English words added (unless HMB simply didn't mention them, but a co-publication with Novello was occurring that made this a Good Idea?...)

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 Cover
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 1. Sinfonia
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 Nos.2–4
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 Nos.5–7
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 Nos.8–10
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CBo (2010/1/2)

PMLP18968-Mendelssohn Op 52 Cover.pdf
Editor:

Julius Rietz (1812–1877)

Publisher Info.:

Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdys Werke, Serie 14A
Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1882. Plate M.B. 93.

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 1. Sinfonia
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 2. Allegro moderato maestoso
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 3. Recitativ
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 4. Chor: A tempo moderato
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 5. Andante
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 6. Allegro un poco agitato
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 7. Allegro maestoso e molto vivace
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 8. Choral: Andante con moto
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 9. Andante sostenuto assai
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 10. Schlusschor: Allegro non troppo - Più vivace
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PMLP18968-Mendelssohn op.052 Sinfonie Nr.2 01.Sinfonia MGA fs.pdf
Editor:

Julius Rietz (1812–1877)

Publisher Info.:

Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdys Werke, Serie 14A
Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1882. Plate M.B. 93.

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Lobgesang

 Nos.2-6
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 Nos.6-10
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Fynnjamin (2011/1/30)

SIBLEY1802.13989.bdcb-39087011364249score pp1-62.pdf
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Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, n.d. Part.B. 555.

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Parts

 Flute 1/2
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 Oboe 1/2
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 Clarinet 1/2 (in B, A, C)
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 Bassoon 1/2
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 Horn 1/2 (in F, G, E, C, D), 3/4 (in B, C, D)
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 Trumpet 1/2 (in B, D), Cornet 1/2 (in B, A)
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 Trombone 1/2 (Alto/Tenor), Bass
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 Timpani
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 Violins I
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 Violas
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Generoso (2009/1/5)

PMLP18968-Mendelssohn-Sym2.Flute.pdf
Publisher Info.:

London: Novello, n.d.(ca.1850)?

Reprinted:

New York: Edwin F. Kalmus, n.d.(after 1933).

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 No.1
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 No.2
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 Nos.3–7
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 Nos.8–10
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 Catalogue Pages
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TN-Mendelssohn, Felix, Symphony No.2, Op.52, No.2, Chorus.jpg
Language:

English

Translator:

J. Alfred Novello (1810–1896), English text

Publisher Info.:

London: Novello, Ewer & Co., n.d.(ca.1894).

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Monochrome; scanned by different ways.
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Selections

 "The Hymn of Praise"
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TN-Hymn of Praise Cover.jpg
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London: George Newnes. Ascherberg, Hopwood & Crew. Plate M.L.L. 85

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Edition in the uploader's family archives

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Arrangements and Transcriptions

Sinfonia (No.1)

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Mendelssohn Symphony No.2 op.52 4hands.pdf
Editor:

Julius Rietz (1812–1877)

Publisher Info.:

Leipzig: C.F. Peters, n.d.(1870). Plate 6060.6115.

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Only the Sinfonia (movements for orchestra) has been transcribed.
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For Piano solo

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SIBLEY1802.13466.23d7-39087012846038piano.pdf
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Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, n.d. Plate V.A. 1403

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For Organ (Cruickshank)

 1a. Maestoso con moto
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 1b. Allegretto, un poco agitato
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 1c. Adagio religioso
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SIBLEY1802.15260.e074-39087012339430score First.pdf
Arranger:

William Alexander Campbell Cruickshank (1854-1934)

Editor:

George Clement Martin (1844-1916)

Publisher Info.:

London: Novello and Company, n.d. Plate 10258, 10431, 10576.

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For Piano Trio (Vilbac, Schulz, Plock)

 Adagio religioso; Allegretto - Piano Score
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 Adagio religioso; Allegretto - Violin Part
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 Adagio religioso; Allegretto - Cello Part
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PMLP18968-Mendelssohn - Piano Trio Sym2 Cantate Adagio Religioso e Allegretto piano.pdf
Arranger:

Renaud de Vilbac (1829–1884)
August Schulz (1837–1909)
Heinrich Plock (1829-1891)

Publisher Info.:

Les Trios Symphoniques No.5
Braunschweig: Henry Litolff's Verlag, No.891, n.d.(1879). Plate 10747.

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Andante. "Ich harrete des Herrn" (No.5)

See: Duette für zwei Singstimmen
For Piano solo (Pauer)
See: Sonntagsmusik, No.96 (Title: I waited for the Lord)

Allegretto un poco agitato (No.6)

For Organ (Prout)

 Complete Score
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SIBLEY1802.22398.0cfc-39087012432136Allegretto.pdf
Arranger:

Ebenezer Prout (1835-1909)

Publisher Info.:

London: Augener & Co., n.d.(ca.1870). Plate 2522.

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Boston College Symphony & Heritage Chorale, Nov. 13 2011, Trinity Chapel John Finney, conducting Javascript is required to submit files.

General Information

Work Title Symphony No.2 in B major (“Hymn of Praise”)
Alternative Title Sinfonie Nr.2 in B-dur “Lobgesang” für Chor und Orchester. Symphonie-Kantate.
Composer Mendelssohn, Felix
Opus/Catalogue Number Op.52 ; MWV A 18
Key B-flat major
Movements/Sections Sinfonia (in 3 movements) and 9 numbers
  1. Sinfonia.
    Maestoso con moto – Allegro – Maestoso con moto (attacca:)
    Allegretto un poco agitato
    Adagio religioso
  2. Allegro moderato maestoso – Animato – Allegro di molto – Molto più moderato ma con fuoco.
    Alles was Odem hat lobe den Herrn
  3. Recitativ – Allegro moderato. Saget es, die ihr erlöst seid durch den Herrn
  4. Chor. A tempo moderato. Sagt es, die ihr erlöst seid vor dem Herrn
  5. Andante. Ich harrete des Herrn (I waited for the Lord)
  6. Allegro un poco agitato – Allegro assai agitato. Strick des Todes hatten uns umfangen
  7. Allegro maestoso e molto vivace. Die Nacht ist vergangen
  8. Choral. Andante con moto – Un poco più animato. Nun danket alle Gott
  9. Andante sostenuto assai. Drum sing’ ich mit meinem Liede
  10. Schlußchor. Allegro non troppo – Più vivace – Maestoso come I.
    Ihr Völker! bringet her dem Herrn Ehre und Macht
Year/Date of Composition 1840
First Performance 1840-06-25, Leipzig:
First Publication 1841 – Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel
Librettist Bible
Martin Luther (1483–1546), German translation
Martin Rinckart (1586–1649) – No.8: Choral. Nun danket alle Gott
Language German
Dedication Friedrich August II, König von Sachsen (1797–1854)
Average Duration 60–75 minutes
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Vocal soli and Mixed chorus with Orchestra
2 sopranos, tenor soloists, 6-part chorus (SSATTB)
2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons
4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, timpani, organ, string orchestra
External Links Wikipedia article
Symphony No.2 - scores at Sheet Music Plus
Extra Information Adapted from verses from Psalms 150, 33, 145, 103, 107, 56, 40, 116, and 96;
and Ephesians 5, Isaiah 21, Romans 13, 1 Chronicles 16.


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