Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy: From heav'n on high

Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy

From heav'n on high

Christmas cantata



The Protestant chorale played an important role for Mendelssohn even in his early years. Inspired by Bach’s works he, too, composed cantatas on chorales, including one on the Lutheran Christmas hymn "Vom Himmel hoch" which is still well-known and popular today. If the voices enter confidently and in rapid succession in the opening chorus, and the phrasing has a heavenly lightness through secure intonation, then we can really celebrate Christmas.

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Performers: Krisztina Laki (soprano), Berthold Possemeyer (baritone) – Kammerchor Stuttgart, Württembergisches Kammerorchester Heilbronn – Frieder Bernius


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Frieder Bernius Personal details


Kammerchor Stuttgart Personal details
Württembergisches Kammerorchester Heilbronn Personal details

Soloist - soprano

Krisztina Laki Personal details

Soloist - baritone

Berthold Possemeyer Personal details

Songwriter / Librettist

Martin Luther Personal details

Melody composed by

Martin Luther Personal details


Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy Personal details

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