Take all the prophets of Baal, and let not one of them escape you. Willst du uns denn gar vertilgen? What have I to do with thee, O man of God? Shouldst thou, walking in grief, languish, He will quicken thee. And in that still voice onward came the Lord. It is a particular favourite of amateur choral societies. Publication date [n.d.] Topics Oratorios -- Librettos Publisher Boston, O. Ditson Collection robarts; toronto Digitizing sponsor MSN ... FULL TEXT download. Hear ye, Israel, hear what the Lord speaketh:’Oh, hadst thou heeded my commandments’Who hath believed our report! Burmeister, Klaus Vorwort / Preface (dt. He, watching over Israel, slumbers not, nor sleeps. Mendelssohn asks for eight soloists, requesting Soprano I and II in movement 2, additionally Alto I and II in movements 7 and 35 and Tenor Bass I and II also in movement 7, but the work is often performed with four soloists.[5]. My son reviveth! O blessed are they who fear Him! There came a fiery chariot with fiery horses, and he went by a whirlwind to heaven. Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Felix, 1809-1847. The Lord is God, the Lord is God! The earth is as iron under me. Recitative & Chorus: O Lord, Thou hast overthrown Thine enemies. Baal, let thy flames fall and vanquish the foe! He quencheth the thirsty land. [citation needed], The work is scored for eight vocal soloists (two each of bass, tenor, alto, soprano), full symphony orchestra including trombones, ophicleide, organ, and a large chorus usually singing in four, but occasionally eight parts. Oh hear me, Lord, and answer me! Above him stood the Seraphim; Holy is God the Lord, But the Lord, from the north hath raised one, This page was last edited on 6 August 2020, at 15:58. The choir is mostly four-part SATB, but up to eight parts. Prince Albert inscribed a libretto for the oratorio Elijah in 1847: "To the noble artist who, surrounded by the Baal-worship of false art, has been able, like a second Elijah, through genius and study, to remain true to the service of true art. Art thou he that troubleth Israel! download 1 file . It was a regular close of church services in Luther's time. And if the wicked turn not, the Lord will whet His sword; and He hath bent His bow, and made it ready. Commit thy way unto Him, and trust in Him, and fret not thyself because of evil-doers. Its melodrama, easy appeal and stirring choruses have provided the basis for countless successful performances. Oh shew to all this people that I have done these things according to Thy word. Nur wenige Kompositionen dokumentieren den Wandel der kritischen Rezeption, die den Werken Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdys in den vergangenen 150 Jahren unterlag, so beeindruckend wie Elias.Bei der englischen Uraufführung 1846 im Rahmen des Birmingham Musical Festival pries man das Oratorium uneingeschränkt als … Wilt Thou quite destroy us! O blessed are they who fear Him! Rise then, ye priests of Baal; select and slay a bullock, and put no fire under it; uplift your voices and call the god ye worship; and the god who by fire shall answer, let him be God. Bernard Shaw wrote: Its popularity has changed over the years. Baal, we cry to thee; hear and answer us! I never troubled Israel’s peace: it is thou, Ahab, and all thy father’s house. Oh rest in the Lord, wait patiently for Him, and He shall give thee thy heart’s desires. I journey hence to the wilderness. He that shall endure to the end, shall be saved. The suckling’s tongue now cleaveth for thirst to his mouth! To whom is the arm of the Lord revealed! The text is Martin Luther's "Verleih uns Frieden", a paraphrase of Da pacem Domine, a Latin prayer for peace from the 6th or 7th century based on biblical verses 2 Kings 20:19, 2 Chronicles 20:12,15 and Psalms 72:6–7. Now Cherith’s brook is dried up, Elijah; arise and depart; and get thee to Zarephath; thither abide: for the Lord hath commanded a widow woman there to sustain thee. Behold, God the Lord passed by! An Angel 2, 3, and 12 are by Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel]) no. Call him louder! Triennial Music Festival, Felix Mendelssohn (conductor) First Pub lication. History. Say, who art thou!’. Besetzung. 1847 - Bonn: N. Simrock: Librettist Composer, with Julius Schubring (1806-1889), Karl Klingemann (1798-1862) William Bartholomew (1793-1867), English text (sung at premiere) Language German and English Composer Time Period Comp. Lift thine eyes to the mountains, whence cometh help. 3 (Text: Volkslieder after Volkslieder ) DUT ENG FRE; Zigeunerlied, op. So the mighty gather against thee, and they have prepared a net for thy steps; that they may seize thee, that they say slay thee. Hilf, Herr! Elias gab Mendelssohn Bartholdy die Möglichkeit zur Komposition von „recht dicken, starken, vollen Chören“ (Brief vom 18. Give me thy son. Mendelssohn prepared a scholarly edition of some of Handel's oratorios for publication in London. Depart and turn thee eastward: thither hide thee by Cherith’s brook. The oratorio was first performed on 26 August 1846 at Birmingham Town Hall in its English version, conducted by the composer, and it was immediately acclaimed a classic of the genre. It premiered in 1846 at the Birmingham Festival. O Lord, Thou hast overthrown Thine enemies and destroyed them. Blessed are the men who fear Him, they ever walk in the way of peace. The title role was sung at the premiere by the Austrian bass Josef Staudigl. After Boston's Handel and Haydn Society presented the work for the first time in February 1848, its success resulted in eight more performances that spring. Night falleth round me, o Lord! 1. The fugal overture leads attacca to the first choral movement. There is nothing. Thou shalt love the Lord thy God; with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might. 70, oratorio by Felix Mendelssohn that premiered August 26, 1846, in Birmingham, England. Both Be thou the orphan’s helper! Look down on us from heaven, o Lord; regard the distress of Thy people. I, even I only, remain one prophet of the Lord. Recitative: Ye people, rend your hearts. Help, help Thy servant now, o God! Elijah (German: Elias), Op. Seest thou nothing arise from the deep! And after the fire there came a still small voice. I therefore say to ye: forsake your idols, return to God; for He is slow to anger, and merciful, and kind, and gracious, and repenteth Him of the evil. Call him louder, for he is a god! that I knew where I might find Him, that I might even come before His presence! Tarry here my servant: the Lord be with thee. Blessed are the men who fear him (Posted 2010-03-01) CPDL #21104: Hath my prayer been heard by the Lord! Triennial Music Festival, Felix Mendelssohn (conductor) First Pub lication. And the rivers are exhausted! Hide not Thy face, o, Behold, God the Lord passed by! download 1 file . Thus saith Jezebel;’Elijah is worthy to die’. Then did Elijah the prophet break forth like a fire; his words appeared like burning torches. [1], Mendelssohn had discussed an oratorio based on Elijah in the late 1830s with his friend Karl Klingemann, who had provided him with the libretto for his comic operetta Die Heimkehr aus der Fremde,[2] which resulted in a partial text that Klingemann was unable to finish.

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