LEIPSIC (Mendelssohn 15346)

LEIPSIC (Mendelssohn 15346)

Composer: Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Published in 5 hymnals


Composer: Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy

Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (b. Hamburg, Germany, 1809; d. Leipzig, Germany, 1847) was the son of banker Abraham Mendelssohn and the grandson of philosopher Moses Mendelssohn. His Jewish family became Christian and took the Bartholdy name (name of the estate of Mendelssohn's uncle) when baptized into the Lutheran church. The children all received an excellent musical education. Mendelssohn had his first public performance at the age of nine and by the age of sixteen had written several symphonies. Profoundly influenced by J. S. Bach's music, he conducted a performance of the St. Matthew Passion in 1829 (at age 20!) – the first performance since Bach's death, thus reintroducing Bach to the world. Mendelssohn organized the Domchor in Berlin… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: LEIPSIC (Mendelssohn 15346)
Composer: Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Meter: 6.6.8.6
Incipit: 15346 53211 71175
Key: c minor
Copyright: Public Domain

Instances

Instances (1 - 5 of 5)
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Church Book #180

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Hymns of the Kingdom of God #461

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The Gospel Psalmist #228

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The Oxford Hymn Book #281b

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