The Psalms inspired Mendelssohn throughout his working life, and, aside from a cappella settings, he left behind five great orchestral Psalms. Schumann assesed in 1837 that Psalm 42 was the 'highest point that he [Mendelssohn] reached as a composer for the church. Indeed the highest point recent church music has reached at all.' Year of release: 1837 Scoring: Soli STTBB, Coro SATB, 2 Fl, 2 Ob, 2 Clt, 2 Fg, 2 Cor, 2 Tr, 3 Trb, Timp, 2 Vl, Va, Vc, Cb, Org. Language: German/English. Duration: 24 min.