BIRMINGHAM (Mendelssohn)

Composer: Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy

Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (b. Hamburg, Germany, 1809; d. Leipzig, Germany, 1847) was the son of banker Abraham Mendelssohn and the grandson of philosopher Moses Mendelssohn. His Jewish family became Christian and took the Bartholdy name (name of the estate of Mendelssohn's uncle) when baptized into the Lutheran church. The children all received an excellent musical education. Mendelssohn had his first public performance at the age of nine and by the age of sixteen had written several symphonies. Profoundly influenced by J. S. Bach's music, he conducted a performance of the St. Matthew Passion in 1829 (at age 20!) – the first performance since Bach's death, thus reintroducing Bach to the world. Mendelssohn organized the Domchor in Berlin… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: BIRMINGHAM (Mendelssohn)
Composer: Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Meter: Irregular
Incipit: 11236 65433 55421
Key: E♭ Major
Source: Elijah
Copyright: Public Domain


Harmonizations, Introductions, Descants, Intonations

  • Free Harmonizations of Favorite Hymns Volume 1: General Hymns I
    Composer/Editor James M. Guthrie
    Published By: Self-published (2017) pp. LL
  • Organ Improvisations for Hymn Singing Volume 2
    Composer/Editor Gerre Edward Hancock
    Published By: Hinshaw Music, Inc. (1991) pp. 11

Piano Solo

  • Hymn Contemplations for Pianists
    Composer/Editor J. Bruce Ashton
    Published By: J. Bruce Ashton (1996) pp. 24
  • Hymn Contemplations for Pianists Volume 1: Eight Varied Hymn Settings for General Use
    Composer/Editor J. Bruce Ashton
    Published By: J. Bruce Ashton (1996) pp. 24

Organ Solo

  • The Organ Portfolio Volume 53 Number 6 August 1990: A Bi-Monthly Anthology for Church Organists
    Composer/Editors Dorothy Wells; Felix Mendelssohn
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1990) pp. 34
  • The Organist's Library Volume 10
    Composer/Editor Felix Mendelssohn
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1990) pp. 34
  • Organ Voluntaries in Three Volumes Volume 1
    Composer/Editors Alexander Schreiner; Felix Mendelssohn
    Published By: J. Fischer & Brothers (1965) pp. 16

Piano and Organ Duet

  • Psalms and Hymns: Piano and Organ Duets by Ron Boud
    Composer/Editor Ron Boud
    Published By: Church Street Music (1999) pp. 3


Worship and Rejoice #380
Text: Cast Thy Burden upon the Lord


Instances (1 - 13 of 13)

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Psalms for All Seasons #55B


Small Church Music #696

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The Celebration Hymnal #229

The Christian Life Hymnal #617

The Covenant Hymnal #453

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The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #598

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The Worshiping Church #815


Voices Together #616


Worship and Rejoice #380

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Yes, Lord! #75

Include 19 pre-1979 instances
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