Am Himmelsfahrtstage, Op. 79, No. 3 (Felix Mendelssohn)

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  • (Posted 2018-04-23)  CPDL #49423:       
Editor: Nigel Williams (submitted 2018-04-23).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 76 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Mendelssohn's original 8-part scoring, with a rhythmically faithful English translation.
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Editor: Dennis Larson (submitted 2015-04-11).   Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 64 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Adaption for SATB and organ with English text underlay.
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Editor: Andrew Crookall (submitted 2003-11-20).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 47 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: ""Above all praise" Edition restored through

General Information

Title: Am Himmelfahrtstage, MWV B 55 (Op. 79, No. 3)
Alternate title: adapted as Above all praise (SATB) in The New Church Anthem Book
Work: Sechs Sprüche, MWV SD 42 (Op. 79)
Composer: Felix Mendelssohn

Number of voices: 8vv   Voicing: SSAATTBB

Genre: SacredMotetAnthem, Ascension

Language: German
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1874-1877 in Mendelssohn’s Werke

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Original text and translations

German.png German text

Am Himmelfahrtstage

Erhaben, o Herr, über alles Lob, über alle Herrlichkeit, herrschest du von Ewigkeit.

  English.png English translation

On Ascension Day
O Lord, you rule sublime for all eternity, above all praise and majesty.
(more literal)
O Lord, above all praise, all majesty, all glory, Thou reignest forever and ever, Hallelujah!
(rhythmically faithful)
Exalted beyond any earthly praise, and above all majesty, Lord and King for evermore, Hallelujah!