Mendelssohn sent explicit instructions that the aria was not yet ready to be engraved.
By March, Mendelssohn was feverishly working on Part II, and in early April, just days before his departure for England, he was struggling to finish the piano-vocal score of Part II, even as he was correcting proofs for Part I, and writing frequent letters to Buxton, who, in turn, was maintaining an active correspondence with Simrock. But despite the composer's best efforts, the publication of the oratorio was delayed until June , several weeks after he returned in May from England to Germany. Mendelssohn acknowledged receiving an exemplar of the piano-vocal score from Simrock in July [ 16 ] ; not until October, only days before the composer's death, was Simrock ready to send copies of the full score.
Not surprisingly, Buxton's piano-vocal score essentially replicates the Simrock Klavierauszug , owing to the considerable efforts made to coordinate the simultaneous publication of the oratorio in England and Germany.
Nevertheless, in one respect Buxton surpassed Simrock, for he was able to issue two English piano-vocal scores one folio and one octavo with two versions of the overture. The folio volume contained the arrangement of the overture for piano solo found in Simrock's Klavierauszug , which Mendelssohn finished by February 1, We may date this arrangement before February 17, , for on that date Mendelssohn sent it, along with the revision of the Widow's Aria and a newly finished orchestration of the hymn Hear My Prayer , to Buxton, with this apologetic explanation: "I am sorry to hear the no.
I assure you it is an improvement and must stand thus! The Moldenhauer autograph was thus made expressly for Buxton. The composer laid out the duet on facing pages for the primo and secondo parts, and he took the trouble to rule the twelve bars for the introductory recitative, preceding the overture, in which Elijah announces the seven-year draught. Then, as if to save some precious time, Mendelssohn canceled these bars and added a comment in English: "these 12 bars with the Voice as in the other Arrangement" i. Mendelssohn's autograph presents a relatively clean copy with only occasional corrections.
In the main, these concern minor details, such as the direction of note stems, that clarify the voice leading of the parts e. Occasionally, the alterations reflect practical concerns, such as the division of the music between the two pianists. Thus the original version of bar 10 produced an awkward encounter between the left hand of the first pianist and the right hand of the second pianist, and Mendelssohn was obliged to rearrange the distribution of the parts to simplify their execution.
Apart from the notation and corrections in Mendelssohn's hand the only other markings in the manuscript were entered by the engraver, who recorded a series of numbers concerned with the layout of the overture that is, determining the distribution of the music on each system of the printed version.
Mendelssohn's letter to Buxton suggests that the duet arrangement was intended as a special gift to his English publisher. But the letter does not reveal the composer's entire motivation. In arranging the overture as a duet, he was actually following a practice already established with his earlier oratorio, St.
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Paul , of which the first edition of the piano-vocal score had appeared from Simrock in , with the overture arranged for piano duet. Paul was conceived as a fugue, and the contrapuntal complexity of the music may have encouraged Mendelssohn to undertake the duet arrangements in and to facilitate the performance of the overtures. After all, two pianists could offer at the keyboard a more complete and convincing rendition of a four-part orchestral fugue than could a single pianist.
But one final question remains: why did Mendelssohn offer the duet arrangement for Elijah only to Buxton and not to Simrock? The answer may be found, perhaps, in a particular request Buxton had made of Mendelssohn, as we learn in the composer's letter to Buxton of December 30, "I did what I could to reconcile myself to the idea of adding a few bars to the Overture to make it a separate piece and give it a conclusion, but I assure you, it is impossible.
I tried hard to do what you want, in order to show my good will--but I could not find an end, and I am sure there is none to be found. But Mendelssohn conceived the overture as an instrumental depiction of the draught and famine that led through a dramatic crescendo directly into the imploration of the first chorus, "Help Lord! Wilt Thou quite destroy us?
In sum, the meticulously crafted duet arrangement that Mendelssohn produced in February may have been intended in part to compensate Buxton for this disappointment. That may sound basic and like a no-brainer.
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