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

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  • (Posted 2015-05-09)   CPDL #35361:     
Editor: Robert Urmann (submitted 2015-05-09).   Score information: Executive, 2 pages, 183 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: 8 staves per staff group
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Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2014-08-28).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 47 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from the Church Anthem Book of the Church of Scotland (OUP, 1933). Arranged for SATB. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
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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

Published: 1874-1877 in Mendelssohn’s Werke.


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Original text and translations

Based on Psalm 90 vv. 1-2

German.png German text

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.