Beati mortui, Op. 115, No. 1 (Felix Mendelssohn)
- (Posted 2017-10-04) CPDL #46600:
- Editor: Nikolaus Hold (submitted 2017-10-04). Score information: A4, 4 pages, 82 kB Copyright: CC BY NC
- Edition notes: Latin and German text; based on Breitkopf & Härtel edition, 1874-82.
- (Posted 2009-11-06) CPDL #20470: PDF and midi files
- Editor: John Kilpatrick (submitted 2009-11-06). Score information: A4, 5 pages, 72 kB Copyright: Public Domain
- Edition notes: Latin text; Included as pages 1-3 in 8-page PDF covering this work and Periti Autem
- (Posted 2003-04-17) CPDL #04750: (Finale 2003)
- Editor: Gottfried Herrmann (submitted 2003-04-17). Score information: A4, 3 pages, 136 kB Copyright: Personal
- Edition notes: Latin text
Arranged for mixed voices
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- Editor: Larry Minton (submitted 2013-03-22). Score information: Letter, 7 pages, 119 kB Copyright: Personal
- Arranger: Larry Minton
- Edition notes: This anthem from Opus 115 no. 1 has been arranged for SATB. Both the original Latin and English texts are included in this edition. The English text is a translation of the Latin, and follows the stresses of the Latin exactly.
Title: Beati Mortui, Op. 115, No. 1
Work: Zwei Geistliche Chöre für vier Männerstimmen, Op. 115
Composer: Felix Mendelssohn
Source of text: Apocalypse (Revelation) 14:13
First published: 1889 in Deutscher Liederschatz, no. 99
2nd published: 1902 in Concordia, no. 4.05
3rd published: 1906 in Volksliederbuch für Männerchor, no. 52
Description: The two men's choir pieces, Op. 115, were commissioned in 1837 by Johann Christian August Clarus (1774-1854), physician in Leipzig and since 1836 rector of the University of Leipzig. He ordered the works for the annual ceremony to commemorate the medical professor Dr. Christian Martin Koch (1752-1803). The premiere took place on February 12, 1837, with the participation of 12 Thomaner (members of St. Thomas Choir).
Original text and translations
Original text and translations may be found at Beati mortui.