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Elijah, Op. 70 (Felix Mendelssohn)

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  • 28. Terzetto (SSA)     (4 editions available)
Lift thine eyes, O lift thine eyes to the mountains
Hebe deine Augen auf zu den Bergen

General Information

Title: Elijah [Elias], Op. 70
Subtitle: Ein Oratorium nach Worten des Alten Testaments
Composer: Felix Mendelssohn

Number of voices: 4–8vv   Voicings: SATB and SSAATTBB
Soloists: Soprano I.II, Alto I.II, Tenore I.II, Basso I.II
Genre: SacredOratorio

Languages: English, German
Instruments: Orchestra

(2 Flauti, 2 Oboi, 2 Clarinetti, 2 Fagotti, 4 Corni, 2 Trombe, 3 Tromboni, Oficleide, Timpani, 2 Violini, Viola, Violoncello, Contrabbasso ed Organo)


  • G. Schirmer edition (c. 1900)
  • Carus 1995 (critical edition by R. Larry Todd)


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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Elijah.