Te Deum a 8, MWV B 15 (Mendelssohn, Felix)

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Editor Werner Burkhardt (1928-2008)
Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Deutscher Verlag für Musik, 1976. Plate DVfM 4260.
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Work Title Te Deum a 8
Alternative. Title
Composer Mendelssohn, Felix
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. MWV B 15
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IFM 208
Key D major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 12 sections
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1826
Language Latin
Average DurationAvg. Duration 35 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Classical
Instrumentation 8 voices in 2 mixed choruses (SATB/SATB), continuo (keyboard, string basses)
Extra Information composed for gatherings of the Berliner Singakademie, where it was regularly performed, always with piano accompaniment

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Mendelssohn is commonly subsumed under the label ‘Romanticism’, which may be appropriate for some of his secular works. This early piece however is as clear an example as any of his Classicist style, drawing heavily on stylistic influences from Baroque and Renaissance music, and in no way Romantic.