SATB choir, 2 violins, viola, cello/contrabass, [flute or oboe or clarinet]
Chorale cantata. Composed by Felix Bartholdy Mendelssohn (1809-1847). Edited by Oswald Bill. This edition: urtext. Stuttgart Urtext Edition: Mendelssohn. German title: Christe, du Lamm Gottes. Sacred vocal music, Cantatas, Mass sections, Lent and Passiontide, Holy Week, Eucharist, Communion. Full score. Composed 1827. MWV A 5. Duration 7 minutes. Carus Verlag #CV 40.184/00. Published by Carus Verlag (CA.4018400).
Item Number: CA.4018400
ISBN 9790007064204. Language: German/English. Text: Luther, Martin. Text: Martin Luther.
During Mendelssohns years of study with Zelter, the arrangement of chorales already played an important role, and he continued to be occupied with the protestant chorale throughout his symphonic and oratorical work. The break Bach's works in connection with the reperformance of the St. Matthew Passion led to a series of cantatas based on well-known chorale melodies for choir, instruments, and sometimes also for soloists.