A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 61

At different times, Mendelssohn wrote music for Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream: in 1826 he wrote a concert overture (Op. 21) and in 1842 the incidental music (Op. 61), to which he incorporated the overture. The overture, while a romantic piece overall, incorporates classical elements (both in form and harmonic language), as well as a surprising number of 'effects'. The incidental music was written to a commision from King Frederick William IV of Prussia, after hearing a presentation of Antigone to Mendelssohn's incidental music. The Wedding March acts as the intermezzo between ... more

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Sheet Music A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 61 - Complete Score PreviewFavoriteDownload
Sheet Music A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 61 - Complete Score (Piano arr.) PreviewFavoriteDownload
Sheet Music A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 61 - Complete Score (Organ arr. - Dubois) PreviewFavoriteDownload
Sheet Music A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 61 - Wedding March (Piano arr.) PreviewFavoriteDownload

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RecordingA Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 61 - Overture
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RecordingA Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 61 - Scherzo
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RecordingA Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 61 - Song with choir
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RecordingA Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 61 - Nocturne
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RecordingA Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 61 - Wedding March
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RecordingA Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 61 - Dance of Clowns
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