- (German: Elias)The most famous oratorio of Felix Mendelssohn (Op. 70) to a libretto of his own, mostly compiled from 1 Kings, Psalms, and other Old Testament books. Mendelssohn contemplated the oratorio Elijah over a long period after the success of his oratorio St. Paul (Paulus), and a commission from the Birmingham (England) Music Festival stimulated its completion. Mendelssohn conducted the premiere on 26 August 1846. The original setting was in German, but Mendelssohn, working with William Bartholomew, provided an English version. The better known revision of the score was premiered in London on 16 April 1847. The work calls for large symphony orchestra, four-voice chorus (subdivided in nos. 11, 36), a bass soloist for the substantial part of Elijah, and boy soprano, soprano, contralto, and tenor soloists for minor roles. It requires a little over two hours to perform.
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ELIJAH — (Heb. אֵלִיָּהוּ, also אֵלִיָּה), Israelite prophet active in Israel in the reigns of ahab and Ahaziah (ninth century B.C.E.). In the opinion of some scholars, the designation the Tishbite of the inhabitants of Gilead (I Kings 17:1) supports the… … Encyclopedia of Judaism
Elijah — ist der Name eines biblischen Propheten, siehe Elija der Name eines schweizerischen Reggaemusikers, siehe Elijah (Musiker) Elijah ist der Vorname folgender weiterer Personen: Elija b. Loeb Fulda (ca. 1650–1720), jüdischer Gelehrter Elijah Blue… … Deutsch Wikipedia
Elijah — • Old Testament prophet Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Elijah Elijah † Catholic E … Catholic encyclopedia
Elijah — m Biblical: name (meaning ‘Yahweh is God’) of an Israelite prophet whose exploits are recounted in the First and Second Book of Kings. Elijah s victory over the prophets of Baal on Mount Carmel played an important part in maintaining the Jewish… … First names dictionary
Elijah — name of the great O.T. prophet, from Heb. Elijjah, lit. the Lord is God. The Greek form is Elias … Etymology dictionary
Elijah — [ē lī′jə, ilī′jə] n. [Heb eliyahu, lit., Jehovah is God] 1. a masculine name: dim. Lige; var. Elias, Ellis, Eliot 2. Bible a prophet of Israel in the 9th century B.C.: 1 Kings 17 19; 2 Kings 2:1 11 … English World dictionary
Elijah — This article is about the prophet in the Hebrew Bible. For other uses, see Elijah (disambiguation). Prophet Elijah Elijah reviving the Son of the Widow of Zarephath by Louis Hersent Prophet, Apostle to Ah … Wikipedia
Elijah — /i luy jeuh/, n. 1. a Hebrew prophet of the 9th century B.C. I Kings 17; II Kings 2. 2. a male given name. [ < Heb eliyyah lit., my God is Yahweh] * * * I or Elias Hebrew Eliyyahu flourished 9th century BC Hebrew prophet. The Bible related that… … Universalium
Elijah — Whose God is Jehovah. 1) The Tishbite, the Elias of the New Testament, is suddenly introduced to our notice in 1 Kings 17:1 as delivering a message from the Lord to Ahab. There is mention made of a town called Thisbe, south of Kadesh, but… … Easton's Bible Dictionary
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Elijah — The most notable of the ecstatic prophets of the 9th cent. BCE, coming in time between the orgiastic bands of prophets who encountered Saul (1 Sam. 10:5 ff.) and the classical prophets of the 8th cent. Although the narratives relating Elijah s… … Dictionary of the Bible