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Mendelssohn: Psalm 42 - "Wie der Hirsch schreit", Op. 42

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  • Composer: Felix Mendelssohn
  • Format: Vocal Score
  • Instrumentation: SATB Choir, Orchestra
  • Work Language: German
  • ISMN: 979-000417459-3
  • Size: 7.5 x 10.6 inches
  • Pages: 56


Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, who was so frequently self-critical, apparently held his setting of the 42nd Psalm in very high esteem, as can be inferred from a letter of 5 August 1837 to Breitkopf & Härtel. The composers wish was fulfilled: after a fundamental expansion of the work and the first performance of this final version on 8 February 1838 at Leipzigs Gewandhaus, the 42nd Psalm was first printed that same year by Breitkopf & Härtel.