Mendelssohn ’A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ Suite arranged for Organ

Mendelssohn, Felix
Year of composition
Harold Jackson
Difficult (Grades 7+)
15 minutes
Classical music
Solo instrument (Organ [manuals])
Instrumental parts
Not available

Mendelssohn was born February 3, 1809 in Hamburg, Germany. He began, like Mozart, as a child prodigy. Encouraged by his family and teachers, the precocious Felix began writing music when he was 9 years old. His public debut as a pianist was in 1818. At the age of 17, he astonished the world with a true masterpiece, his Overture to William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream (see my organ transcription). In 1842, he added the remaining movements of the incidental music, which are here arranged for the organ. This transcription also includes W. T. Best’s own transcription of the ’Wedding March’.

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