Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1809–1847) Heilig (1844) MWV B 47
Urtext based on the Leipzig Mendelssohn Complete Edition edited by Ralf Wehner [mix ch]
One little first edition shared the limelight with some of the more spectacular releases.
8 pages | 19 x 27 cm | 46 g | ISMN: 979-0-004-41241-1 | Saddle Stitch
The previously unknown Heilig MWV B 47, which was presumably written in 1844 at about the time of other choral works written by the composer for the Royal Cathedral Choir in Berlin. The choral piece, which is only 25 measures long, was rehearsed several times back then, but not performed in public. The autograph soon disappeared into the album of a Viennese collector. Although Mendelssohn, upon sending him the piece, insisted that it was "not intended for the public," he wanted above all to block a publication that he would not have been able to control. Today, Heilig expands our knowledge of the composer's artistic personality during his last period of creativity while at the same time adding a rewarding little a cappella piece to the repertoire.