Neujahrstage, Op. 79, No. 2 (Felix Mendelssohn)

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General Information

Title: Am Neujahrstage, MWV B 44 (Op. 79, No. 2)
Work: Sechs Sprüche, MWV SD 42 (Op. 79)
Composer: Felix Mendelssohn

Number of voices: 8vv   Voicing: SSAATTBB
Genre: SacredMotetAnthem

Language: German
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1874-1877 in Mendelssohn’s Werke

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Original text and translations

Based on Psalm 90 vv. 1-2

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Am Neujahrstage
Herr, Gott, du bist unsre Zuflucht für und für.
Ehe denn die Berge worden, und die Erde und die Welt erschaffen worden, bist du Gott von Ewigkeit zu Ewigkeit.

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On New Year’s Day
Lord, God, you are our refuge for evermore.
You are our God from age to age, from before the mountains were made, and the lands and the world were created.