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'Tu es Petrus' [MWV A4]. Motet for 5-part chorus and orchestra, potentially composed 14 Nov. 1827

Deneke 93 (1)

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Copyist's manuscript, based on the autograph (Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin, F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy 47), with the date "Berlin am 14tn Nov. 1827" at the end representing either the date of completion of composition or the presentation of the autograph as a birthday present to his sister Fanny.

Inaccuracies in the copying are indicated (though not corrected) by crosses in red crayon, presumably made by the composer. A few corrections have been made in pencil.


  • potentially composed 14 Nov. 1827


32 pages


Deneke 93 (1)


Motet, 'Tu es Petrus' [MWV A4] by Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy with corrections by the composer.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bequeathed by Helena Deneke, 1973.

Physical Facet

Bound for the composer together with three of his printed sacred works (published 1838-1839), and with the contents of the volume listed in his hand on the front board label.



Repository Details

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