Mendelssohn: Psalms 114 & 115

Posted on Mar 1, 2009

Spring Concert

(Sunday, March 1, 2009)

Brahms: Schicksalslied & Nänie


Felix Mendelssohn: Psalm 114, Da Israel aus Ägypten zog

(When Egypt Out of Israel Came)

German text (Luther) (Biblos.com)
English text (Book of Common Prayer) (ChoralWiki – Choral Public Domain Library)
English text (American Standard Version) (Biblos.com)

CD Recordings & Downloads

Conductor’s pick:

Michel Corboz, Lisbon Gulbenkian Foundation Orchestra & Chorus, Erato 4509-94359-2 (1987); out of print — see below for re-release

Recording info. at Amazon.com

Re-released on Warner Classics Apex 256461692-2 (2 CDs, “Mendelssohn Psalms”); also includes Psalm 115 (sung in German)
Recording info. at Amazon.com
Recording info. at Warner Classics
Listen to the first movement at goear.com

Frieder Bernius, Stuttgart Chamber Choir, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie, Carus-Verlag, Carus83.202 (“Church Music, vol. 4”)
Recording info. at H&B Recordings Direct
Purchase MP3 download at ClassicsOnline (individual work available)
Purchase MP3 download at iTunes (individual work available)

Nicol Matt, Chamber Choir of Europe, Württembergische Philharmonie Reutlingen, Brilliant Classics 99997 (10 CDs); also includes Psalm 115 (sung in German)
Recording info. at Amazon.com
Recording info. at H&B Recordings Direct
Purchase MP3 download at iTunes (individual tracks available)

DVD Recording

Riccardo Chailly, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra & Chorus, Euroarts 2054668 (with Symphony No. 2, Midsummer Night’s Dream overture, & Wolfgang Rihm’s Verwandlung 2)
Recording info. at Amazon.com
Recording info. at H&B Recordings Direct

CD & DVD Reviews

by Michael Cookson at MusicWeb International (Corboz)
by Anne Ozorio at MusicWeb International (Chailly)
by Michael Cookson at MusicWeb International (Matt)
by Terry Barfoot at MusicWeb International (Matt)


Felix Mendelssohn: Psalm 115, Non nobis Domine

Latin text (Vulgate) (ChoralWiki – Choral Public Domain Library)
English text (Book of Common Prayer)
(ChoralWiki – Choral Public Domain Library)
English text (American Standard Version) (Biblos.com)

CD Recordings & Downloads

Conductor’s pick:

Frieder Bernius, Stuttgart Chamber Choir, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie, Carus-Verlag, Carus83.204 (“Church Music, vol. 6”) (sung in German)
Recording info. at H&B Recordings Direct
Purchase MP3 download at ClassicsOnline (individual tracks available)
Purchase MP3 download at iTunes (individual tracks available)

Michel Corboz, Lisbon Gulbenkian Foundation Orchestra & Chorus, Warner Classics Apex 256461692-2 (2 CDs, “Mendelssohn Psalms”) (sung in German); also includes Psalm 114
Recording info. at Amazon.com
Recording info. at Warner Classics

Nicol Matt, Chamber Choir of Europe, Württembergische Philharmonie Reutlingen, Brilliant Classics 99997 (10 CDs) (sung in German); also includes Psalm 114
Recording info. at Amazon.com
Recording info. at H&B Recordings Direct
Purchase MP3 download at iTunes (individual tracks available)

CD Reviews

by Michael Cookson at MusicWeb International (Corboz)
by Michael Cookson at MusicWeb International (Matt)
by Terry Barfoot at MusicWeb International (Matt)


Composer’s Biography

Felix Mendelssohn.com

Grove Concise Dictionary of Music

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