Christus [Op. 97] (1846/7)

mend_chr_crvz.zipOctober 202045.93 kB00:18:32
  • 01: When Jesus, our Lord00:02:10
  • 02: There shall a star from Jacob00:04:22
  • 03: And the multitude arose00:00:14
  • 04: This man we have found00:00:57
  • 05: He stirreth up the Jews00:01:17
  • 06: Away with Jesus00:00:49
  • 07: Crucify00:01:07
  • 08: Then unto them said Pilate00:00:19
  • 09: We have a sacred law.00:00:56
  • 10: Then unto them he deliver'd Him.00:00:47
  • 11: Daughters of Zion00:02:59
  • 12: He leaves His heavenly portals00:02:35
Composer:Mendelssohn, Felix Bartholdy (1809-1847), German
Genre:Classical Choral Oratorio
Instruments:arranged for SATB (piccolo, clarinet, French horne, bassoon)
Submitter:Hooper, John
Email:john (e-mail)
The ZIP File contains the following NAMED sections:-
01-When Jesus.nwc 1: When Jesus, our Lord,
Say, where is he born?
02-a star.nwc 2: There shall a star from Jacob
03-multitude.nwc 3: And the multitude arose
04-This man.nwc 4: This man we have found
05-stirreth.nwc 5: He stirreth up the Jews
Pilate said again:
06-Away.nwc 6: Away with Jesus

Still, Pilate spake again
07-Crucify.nwc 7: Crucify
08-Pilate.nwc 8: Then unto them Pilate said:
09-sacred.nwc 9: We have a sacred law.
10-deliver'd.nwc 10: Then unto them he deliver'd Him:
11-Daughters.nwc 11: Daughters of Zion
12-portals.nwc 12: He leaves His heavenly portals
There are no text/lyrics; each File was generated purely for Choral Rehearsing purposes (using a published piano-reduction Score), and so doesn't look pretty even though it should sound reasonable (though that depends very much on your hardware/software; mine is a Soundblaster AWE64 Gold).
Voice-emphasised Midi Files of the whole work can be downloaded for free from my Website (above). My Website also contains Midi Files for several rather more modern Composers, for which NWC versions may be available.
There is an excellent performance of this Work by the Radio Philharmonic Orchestra and the Netherlands Radio Choir led by Jan Willem de Vriend on YouTube starting at The oratorio ‘Christus’, is an unfinished piece by Felix Mendelssohn. Mendelssohn started composing it in 1846, but died in 1847. The now performed music, Op. 97, are fragments from the oratoria that were already written.