Elijah, Op.70

Elijah (German: Elias), Op. 70, MWV A 25, is an oratorio written by Felix Mendelssohn. It premiered in 1846 at the Birmingham Festival. It depicts events in the life of the Biblical prophet Elijah, taken from the books 1 Kings and 2 Kings of the Old Testament. The piece was first published in 1846. The libretto of the piece was composed by the composer, with Julius Schubring (1806-1889), Karl Klingemann (1798-1862) William Bartholomew (1793-1867), English text (sung at premiere).

This piece contains the following parts:

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Elijah, Op.70 - Draw near, all ye people (Matthew Hughes - clarinets)
Elijah, Op.70 - Lift Thine Eyes (Matthew Hughes - clarinets)

Felix Mendelssohn

Jakob Ludwig Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy was a German composer, pianist, organist and conductor of the early Romantic period. The grandson of the ...
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