Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy: The First Walpurgis Night. A Poem by Goethe

Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy

The First Walpurgis Night. A Poem by Goethe

Ballad for chorus and orchestra

MWV D 3

Description

Goethe’s dramatic ballad The First Walpurgis Night inspired Mendelssohn to write a magnificent and vivid portrayal of the conflict between an old heathen community and the new aspirations of Christianization, between belief and superstition on both sides. In 1833 Mendelssohn had his ballad premiered, but he decided to make far-reaching revisions before he finally had the work published in 1844. The Carus edition by the leading Mendelssohn scholar R. Larry Todd is based on the first printed edition of the score and thus the last authentic version of the work. This important choral work by Mendelssohn is now available in a modern Urtext edition, with full score (in two languages), vocal score, choral score and orchestral material available on sale, as well as a CD recording by the Kammerchor Stuttgart conducted by Frieder Bernius (planned for autumn 2019).

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full score

40.138/00
200 pages, 25 x 32 cm, paperback
EUR68,00 / copies
available

vocal score

40.138/03
88 pages, 19 x 27 cm, paperback
EUR14,90 / copies
available

choral score

40.138/05
24 pages, DIN A4, without cover
EUR8,95 / copies
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Available from 20 copies
from 20 copies 8,95 EUR
from 40 copies 8,06 EUR
from 60 copies 7,16 EUR

set of parts, complete orchestral parts

40.138/19
23 x 32 cm, without cover
EUR343,45 / copies
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  • consisting of
    1 x set of parts, harmony parts, 1 x bassoon 1, 1 x bassoon 2, 1 x clarinet 1, 1 x clarinet 2, 1 x flute 1, 1 x flute 2, 1 x horn 1, 1 x horn 2, 1 x oboe 1, 1 x oboe 2, 1 x piccolo, 1 x trombone, 1 x trumpet 1, 1 x trumpet 2 (40.138/09)
    each: 119,45 €
    7 x individual part, violin 1 (40.138/11)
    each: 10,95 €
    6 x individual part, violin 2 (40.138/12)
    each: 10,95 €
    5 x individual part, viola 1 (40.138/13)
    each: 10,95 €
    4 x individual part, violoncello (40.138/14)
    each: 10,95 €
    3 x individual part, double bass (40.138/15)
    each: 10,25 €
    1 x individual part, timpani (40.138/41)
    each: 7,25 €
    1 x individual part, drum (40.138/42)
    each: 5,45 €

Product information

Editor

R. Larry Todd Personal details

Translator

William Bartholomew Personal details

Songwriter / Librettist

Johann Wolfgang Goethe Personal details

Composer

Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy Personal details