Mainz Antwerpen und Brüssel bei B. Schott's Söhnen: [PN 9916], [1848-49].
Folio. Modern red half morocco with marbled boards, gilt titling to spine, with original publisher's red printed upper wrapper trimmed and mounted to front endpaper. 1f. (title within decorative border printed on a yellow ground), [ii] (text in three columns: Latin, German, and, with numbering and indication of performing forces, in English), 77, [i] (blank) pp. Title lithographed; text typeset; music engraved.
Signature of former owner, "Ferd. ?Mesch...[illegible]," in ink to lower right corner of upper wrapper and title; additional annotations to lower edge of upper wrapper; movement numbers added in pencil in roman numerals to Latin column of text page.
Some soiling and offsetting; edges browned; text leaf and first page of music dampstained; annotations to wrapper trimmed and mostly illegible; price to upper wrapper erased; professional repairs to upper outer corner of title leaf
An uncut copy.
First Edition. MWV A 24. Hoboken 10, 256. Krause 63. Mendelssohn Papers III, 427. The publisher's number to the title, 9917, contrasts with the actual plate number, 9916. The present edition does not include the sixth movement, a choral fugue (not published until 1996, by Carus-Verlag).
Mendelssohn composed this work on commission. The Latin text, Lauda Sion Salvatorem, is the sequence for the feast of Corpus Christi, traditionally ascribed to Thomas Aquinas. While the German text is a translation, the English text, while fitting the music, is newly written and unrelated to the original; the specifically Roman Catholic liturgical text was apparently considered unacceptable.
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