Paulus (St. Paul), Op. 36 (Felix Mendelssohn)

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Complete work

  • (Posted 2007-09-22)   CPDL #35170:  Network.png
Editor: James R. Jennings (submitted 2007-09-22).   Score information: None   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Complete Piano/vocal score in [[1] (NoteWorthy Composer)] and MIDI file format. #26 only is available in PDF format.
Training aids
  • Midis:   Zipped file:  
Contributor: Evm (submitted 18 May 2006).   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Movements 2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 9, 11, 15, 16, 20, 22, 23, 26, 28, 29, 33, 35, 36, 38, 42, 43, and 45 zipped together

Separate movements

Part I:
 1: Overture
 2: Herr, der du bist der Gott (Lord, Thou alone art God)

  • CPDL #04988:  Network.png
Editor: Kelvin Smith (submitted 2003-05-07).   Score information: Letter, 6 pages, 855 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: choral parts only

 3: To God on high
 4a:And the many that believed
 4b:We verily have heard
 5: Now this man ceaseth not
 6: And all that sat in the council
 7: Jerusalem, Jerusalem
 8a:Then they ran upon him
 8b:Stone him to death
 9a:And they stoned him
 9b:To Thee, O Lord
10: And the witnesses
11: Siehe! wir preisen selig, die erduldet (Happy and blest are they)

  • CPDL #21147:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2010-03-08).   Score information: A4, 7 pages, 118 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: English underlay text. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

12a:And Saul made havoc of the church
12b:Consume them all
13a:And he journeyed with companions
13b:But the Lord is mindful of His own
14: The conversion
15: Rise up, arise

16: Wachet auf! Ruft uns die Stimme (Sleepers, wake, a voice is calling)

Editor: Andrew Sims (submitted 2019-12-01).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 40 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: German words; keyboard reduction with separate trumpet parts. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • CPDL #21150:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2010-03-08).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 46 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: English words; Keyboard reduction with separate trumpet parts. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • CPDL #15145:        (Finale 2002)
Editor: Benoît Huwart (submitted 2007-10-05).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 45 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Reduction SATB; German words. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

17: and his companions
18: O God, have mercy
19: And there was a disciple
20: I praise thee, O Lord
21: And Ananias went his way
22: O great is the depth

Part II:
23: The nations are now the Lord's
24: And Paul came to the congregation
25: Now we are ambassadors
26: Wie lieblich sind die Boten (How lovely are the Messengers)

  • CPDL #21148:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2010-03-08).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 86 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: English underlay text. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • CPDL #06824:      (Finale 2004)
Editor: David Cameron (submitted 2004-03-12).   Score information: Letter, 9 pages, 312 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes:

27: I will sing of Thy great mercies
28a:But when the Jews
28b: So spricht der Herr: ich bin der Herr (Thus saith the Lord; And they laid wait for Paul

  • CPDL #21149:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2010-03-08).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 29 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: English text. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

28c:And they laid wait for Paul
29a:Is this he?
29b:O, Thou the true and only light
30: But Paul and Barnabas spake freely
31: For so hath the Lord
32: And there was a man at Lystra
33: The gods themselves
34: And they called Barnabas Jupiter
35: O, be gracious, ye immortals
36a:Now when the apostles
36b:For ye know not
36c:But our God abideth in heaven
37: Then the multitude
38: This is Jehovah's temple
39: And they all persecuted Paul
40: Sei getreu bis in den Tod (Be thou faithful unto death)

  • CPDL #00504:      (Encore)
Editor: Tobias Schoelkopf (submitted 1999-11-11).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 140 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: German text.

41: And Paul sent and called the elders
42: Far be it from thy path
43: See what love
44: And though he be offered
45: Not only unto Him

General Information

Title: St. Paul, Op. 36 (Paulus)
Composers: Felix Mendelssohn and Philipp Nicolai

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB and STB soli
Genre: SacredOratorio

Languages: German, English
Instruments: Orchestra: 2223(Serpente)-223-tympani, strings & organ

First published: 1836
  2nd published: 1905 in The Anthem Book, no. 130
(n° 26)

Description: Libretto compiled from Scriptures by Julius Schubring

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Paulus.