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'Die Hebriden. Ouvertüre'. Op. 26, 20 June 1832

MS. M. Deneke Mendelssohn d. 71

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Autograph final draft of the full score, with many revisions. Headed 'H.d.m'; dated at end, 'London 20 Juni [18]32'. In ink, with rehearsal letters and a few annotations added in pencil. Corresponds closely to the published parts (1834) and score (1835), though these have further minor alterations, and this score was not used directly as the engraver's copy.; Irregularly cut obl. 4° 14-stave paper of two paper-types, the first watermarked ' ... KING 1829', the second without watermark.


  • Creation: 20 June 1832


21 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • German


MS. M. Deneke Mendelssohn d. 71


Autograph final draft of the full score of Die Hebriden. Ouvertüre. Op. 26 by Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy.

Custodial History

Given by the composer to William Sterndale Bennett in Leipzig, 17 March 1837; sold at Puttick & Simpson auction, 26 Apr. 1875, to Thomas William Taphouse; acquired from him by Thomas Case (relative by marriage of Bennett) and descended from him to Thomas Odling.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought, Sotheby's, 17 May 2002, lot 123, with funds provided by the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Friends of the Bodleian and individual donors.


  • R. Larry Todd, Mendelssohn, The Hebrides and other overtures : A midsummer night's dream, Calm sea and prosperous voyage, The Hebrides (Fingal's cave) (Cambridge, 1993).

Physical Facet

i + 20 leaves (19-20 blank). Probably bound in Leipzig for either the composer or William Sterndale Bennett in green half-calf covered boards.

Repository Details

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