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Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1809 – 1847)

Psalm 42 op. 42

"As the Hart Pants"
Bärenreiter Urtext

for5 soloists (STTBB), mixed choir (SATB), orchestra, organ
Musical EditionsPiano reduction (Urtext edition)
Item no.620977
Author / ComposerFelix Mendelssohn Bartholdy
EditorJohn Michael Cooper
Languagesgerman, english
Scope66 pages; 19 × 27 cm
Release year2019
Publisher / ProducerBärenreiter
Producer No.BA 9074-90


  • Psalm with a large orchestral scoring in a Urtext edition
  • Bilingual foreword (Ger/Eng)
  • Original German as well as English text
  • Includes a piano reduction by the composer

The setting of Psalm no. 42 op. 42 “Wie der Hirsch schreit nach frischem Wasser” (“As the hart pants after the waterbrooks”) for soloists, mixed choir and full orchestra dates back to 1837.

The well-known Mendelssohn specialist John Michael Cooper has evaluated the first printed edition of the score prepared by the composer himself as well as taking all other important sources into account. This Urtext edition is rounded off by a detailed critical commentary (Ger/Eng). The piano reduction is by Mendelssohn and is an authentic part of this edition.


  •  Preface
  •  Vorwort
  •  Texte / Texts
  •  Der 42. Psalm "Wie der Hirsch schreit" (Psalm 42 "As the Hart Pants") op. 42:
  •  1. Chor: Wie der Hirsch schreit (As the hart pants)
  •  2. Aria: Meine Seele dürstet nach Gott (For my soul thirsteth for God)
  •  3. Recitativo: Meine Tränen sind meine Speise (My tears have been my meat) / Aria: Denn ich wollte gern hingehen (For I had gone forth most gladly)
  •  4. Chor: Was betrübst du dich meine Seele (Why, my soul, art thou so vexed)
  •  5. Recitativo: Mein Gott, betrübt ist meine Seele in mir (My God, within me is my soul cast down)
  •  6. Quintetto: Der Herr hat des Tages verheißen seine Güte (The Lord hath commanded His kindness in the daytime)
  •  7. Schlusschor: Was betrübst du dich, meine Seele (Why, my soul, art thou so vexed)
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