Verleih uns Frieden gnädiglich (Felix Mendelssohn)

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Full score

  • (Posted 2021-03-29)  CPDL #63797:  Network.png
Editor: Fernando Gómez Jácome (submitted 2021-03-29).   Score information: A4, 6 pages, 150 kB   Copyright: CC BY SA
Edition notes: SATB choir with organ accompaniment. Transcribed by Benjamin Righeti.
  • (Posted 2010-08-19)  CPDL #22134:      (Finale 2011)
Editor: Michael Driscoll (submitted 2010-08-19).   Score information: Letter, 12 pages, 195 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Conductor score

Vocal score

  • (Posted 2023-02-27)  CPDL #72865:     
Editor: Éric Leroy (submitted 2023-02-27).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 474 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: in Latin.
  • (Posted 2014-08-19)  CPDL #32726:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2014-08-19).   Score information: A4, 6 pages, 127 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: German and English underlay, the English being transcribed from the Church Anthem book of the Church of Scotland (OUP, 1933). Revised files uploaded 14/06/17.
  • (Posted 2010-08-19)  CPDL #22135:      (Finale 2011)
Editor: Michael Driscoll (submitted 2010-08-19).   Score information: Letter, 3 pages, 82 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Choral score (no piano reduction).
  • (Posted 2010-10-28)  CPDL #22533:     
Editor: Peter Rottländer (submitted 2010-10-28).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 166 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: a cappella version. Dynamics checked against full score (link above). Final bars slightly different from #3804.
  • (Posted 2002-07-09)  CPDL #03804:     
Editor: Jens Reimer (submitted 2002-07-09).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 48 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: 28 measures without double bar at end; apparently an a cappella arrangement based on Mendelssohn's bars 70-98.

Orchestral parts

  • (Posted 2010-08-30)  CPDL #22238:  (PDF)
Editor: Michael Driscoll (submitted 2010-08-30).   Score information: Letter, 986 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Orchestra parts. All parts are in PDF format and zipped into a single file.

General Information

Title: Verleih uns Frieden gnädiglich, MWV A11 (WoO 5)
Composer: Felix Mendelssohn
Lyricist: Martin Luther

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredAnthem

Languages: German, English, Latin
Instruments: Orchestra (2-0-2-2, strings with divided cellos and basso col organo)

First published: 1875 Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel
    2nd published: 1895 in Liederschatz für höhere Schulen (Gustav Noack), Volume 3, no. 91
    3rd published: 1912 in Sammlung kirchlicher Lieder für den gemischten Chor (Heim, Hegar), Teil 2, no. 40
    4th published: 1933 in The Church Anthem Book, no. 25

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Verleih uns Frieden.

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Grant us Thy peace, Almighty Lord
O Source of ev'ry blessing!
We cannot keep Thy saving Word
Unless Thy peace possessing.
Thy peace O give
By which we live.