Mendelssohn: Psalm 98 - "Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied", MWV A 23, Op. 91

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  • Composer: Felix Mendelssohn
  • Editor: John Michael Cooper
  • Instrumentation: Double Choir (SATB + SATB), Orchestra
  • Work Language: German
  • ISMN: 979-000653161-5
  • Size: 7.5 x 10.6 inches
  • Pages: 35
  • Urtext / Critical Edition


Mendelssohn's setting of Psalm 98 was written in a few weeks to satisfy a commission in his new position as general music director of Prussia and was premiered by the Berlin Cathedral Choir on 1 January 1844. As he neither released the work for publication nor produced a vocal score, his psalm setting did not appear in print until after his death.