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Mendelssohn: Elijah

Mendelssohn’s oratorio Elijah 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 composed in the spirit of Mendelssohn’s Baroque predecessors Bach and Handel, whose music Mendelssohn loved.

And then shall your light break forth (Cho...
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Majestic, victorious final chorus from Mendelssohn’s Elijah. Massive full orchestra combined with large choir. And then shall your light break forth as the light of morning. Amen (Final Chorus) from the oratorio Elijah by Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847). Alsdann...

As God the Lord of Israel liveth
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As God the Lord of Israel liveth (Introduction) from the oratorio Elijah by Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847). German: So wahr der Herr, der Gott Israels lebet

Help Lord! (Chorus)
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Overture/Help, Lord! / The deeps afford and the rivers are exhausted! (Chorus) from the oratorio Elijah by Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847). Overture – Hilf, Herr! / Die Tiefe ist versiegelt und die Str̴_me sind...

Ye people rend your hearts
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Ye people, rend your hearts and not your garments (Recitative Obadiah) from the oratorio Elijah by Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847). Zerreiget eure Herzen und nicht eure...

Yet doth the Lord see it not (Chorus)
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Yet doth the Lord see it not, He mocketh at us (Chorus) from the oratorio Elijah by Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847). Aber der Herr sieht es nicht, er spottet...

For He shall give His angels charge
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Elijah! Get thee hence, Elijah! (Recit., An Angel) from the oratorio Elijah by Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847). Elias! Gehe hinweg von hinnen und wende dich gen...

What have I to do with thee O man of God?
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What have I to do with thee, O man of God? from the oratorio Elijah by Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847). Was hast du an mir getan, du Mann Gottes? / Gib mir her deinen...

As God the Lord of Sabaoth liveth
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As God the Lord of Sabaoth liveth / Thou art Elijah, thou he that troubleth Israel (Recit. Elijah & Chorus) from the oratorio Elijah by Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847). So wahr der Herr Zebaoth lebet / Du bist’s, Elias, der Israel...

Lord God of Abraham Isaac and Israel
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Lord God of Abraham, Isaac and Israel from the oratorio Elijah by Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847). Herr, Gott Abrahams, Isaaks und Israels.

Cast thy burden upon the Lord
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Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and he shall sustain thee (Solo-Quartet, The Angels) from the oratorio Elijah by Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847). Wirf dein Anliegen auf den Herrn, der wird dich...

The fire descends from heaven
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The fire descends from heaven / Take all the prophets of Baal! (Recit. Elijah & Chorus) from the oratorio Elijah by Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847). Das Feuer fiel herab / Greift die Propheten...

Woe unto them that forsake me
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Woe unto them that forsake me (Arioso, Alto Solo) from the oratorio Elijah by Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847). Weh ihnen, dass sie von mir weichen.

Be not afraid saith God the Lord (Chorus)
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Hear ye, Israel, hear what the Lord speaketh (Air & Recit. Soprano) – Be not afraid, saith God the Lord (Chorus) from the oratorio Elijah by Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847). H̴_re, Israel, h̴_re des Herrn Stimme – F̴̪rchte dich nicht, spricht unser...

The Lord hath exalted thee
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The Lord hath exalted thee from among the people / He shall perish! (Recit. Elijah, The Queen & Chorus) Woe to him, he shall perish! from the oratorio Elijah by Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847). Der Herr hat dich erhoben aus dem Volk / Er muss sterben! – Wehe...

Man of God, now let my words be precious
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Man of God, now let my words be precious in thy sight (Recit., Duet Obadiah & Elijah) from the oratorio Elijah by Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847). Du Mann Gottes, lass meine Rede etwas vor dir...