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

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Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, n.d.[1841]. Plate 6563.
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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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Publisher. Info. London: Novello, n.d.(ca.1850)?
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Translator J. Alfred Novello (1810–1896), English text
Publisher. Info. London: Novello, Ewer & Co., n.d.(ca.1894).
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Sinfonia (No.1)

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Editor Julius Rietz (1812–1877)
Publisher. Info. Leipzig: C.F. Peters, n.d.(1870). Plate 6060.6115.
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Publisher. Info. London: Novello and Company, n.d. Plate 10258, 10431, 10576.
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Publisher. Info. Les Trios Symphoniques No.5
Braunschweig: Henry Litolff's Verlag, No.891, n.d.(1879). Plate 10747.
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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 NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.52 ; MWV A 18
Key B-flat major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 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 CompositionY/D of Comp. 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 DurationAvg. Duration 60–75 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
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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Symphonies by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
 Early Sinfonias for strings  Early Sinfonias for strings  Symphonies for full orchestra