Here in one volume are all of Mendelssohn's major orchestral works in full score: the complete Midsummer Night's Dream — Overture and Incidental Music, plus all the play cues and all the "melodramas" — more than has ever been recorded; The Hebrides Overture, or Fingal's Cave, Op. 26; its pendant, the Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage Overture, Op. 27; Symphony No. 3 in A ("Scottish"), Op. 56; and Symphony No. 4 in A ("Italian"), Op. 90. These are the most performed orchestral works and are usually considered Mendelssohn's finest.
This sturdy edition has been reproduced from selected volumes of the Breitkopt & Härtel Complete Works edition, edited by Julius Rietz. Noteheads are large and clear, and wide margins and ample staves offer space for written notes, analysis, and more.
Table of Contents"A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM (Ein Sommernachtstraum; overture, Op. 21; incidental music, Op. 61)"
No. 1. Scherzo
No. 2. (L'istesso tempo. Allegro vivace)
No. 3. Song with Chorus
No. 4. (Andante)
No. 5. (Allegro appassionato)
No. 6. (Allegro)
No. 7. (Con moto tranquillo)
"No. 8. (Andante, Allegro molto)"
No. 9 Wedding March
No.10. Marcia funebre
No. 11. A Dance of Clowns
No. 12. (Allegro vivace)
"THE HEBRIDES OVERTURE, OR FINGAL'S CAVE (Ouverture zu den Hebriden; Fingals-Höhle, Op. 26)"
"CALM SEA AND PROSPEROUS VOYAGE OVERTURE (Meeresstille und glückliche Fahrt, Op. 27)"
"SYMPHONY No. 3 IN A ("Scottish," Op. 56)"
Introduction (Andante con moto) and Allegro un poco agitato
Vivace non troppo
Allegro vivacissimo. Allegro maestoso assai
"SYMPHONY No. 4 IN A ("Italian," Op. 90)"
Andante con moto
Con moto moderato