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Richte mich, Gott, Op 78 No 2
composer
1843/4
author of text
Psalm 43

Recordings
'Mendelssohn: Choral Music' (CDH55268)
Mendelssohn: Choral Music
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Details
Track 14 on CDH55268 [3'51] Helios (Hyperion's budget label) — Last few CD copies remaining

Richte mich, Gott, Op 78 No 2
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The setting of Richte mich, Gott (Psalm 43) exchanges the double chorus of Warum toben for a single four-voice choir, and is noticeably simpler in outline. Following the stern contours of the D minor opening section, characterized by the male voices in unison alternating with the female choir in four-part harmony, the move to the relative major (F) at the words ‘Sende dein Licht’ soars away to uplifting effect. The following 3/8 andante reverts to the atmosphere and textures of the opening section before the final verses resolve former tensions in the warm glow of a D major chorale.

from notes by Julian Haylock © 2006

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Details for CDA66359 track 14
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-89-35914
Duration
3'51
Recording date
18 February 1989
Recording venue
St Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Antony Howell
Hyperion usage
  1. Mendelssohn: Choral Music (CDA66359)
    Disc 1 Track 14
    Release date: December 1989
    Deletion date: November 2005
    Superseded by CDH55268
  2. Mendelssohn: Choral Music (CDH55268)
    Disc 1 Track 14
    Release date: April 2007
    Helios (Hyperion's budget label) — Last few CD copies remaining
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