Performance Insights

He Watching Over Israel

from the Oratorio Elijah

(Click the title to view and hear online)


This masterwork, from Mendelssohn's oratorio Elijah, has been adapted to fit choirs with changing voices.  The authenticity of the work has been maintained with only enough changes to conform to the range limitations of early adolescent voices. 

Although challenging, it is within the musical abilities of early adolescent singers. It is the melodic character of the individual lines that makes the parts musically accessible and attainable.


Access the Four-part Variable Voicing Chart to determine the different voicings that are available to various age groups.


Music by Felix Mendelssohn

Source:  Oratorio, Elijah

Words from the Old Testament English translation

Arranged by Don L. Collins

Four-part Variable Voicing with Piano

Cambiata Press catalog #M97557


This work is available in E-Print.

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When you click the title of the song below you will be able to access an engraved copy of the piece.  When the new page appears, if you haven't already downloaded the scorch plug-in, you will be asked to do so. This plug-in gives you access to all the scores on the Cambiata Press website.  After the music appears on your screen, there are TWO WAYS to view and hear it:

1.  Click the "play" icon and you will hear the piece played electronically, and as it plays, the cursor will lead your vision through the piece.  Read the text as you listen to the music.


2.  Click the "Hear Choir Audio" link (upper right hand corner) to hear a choral ensemble sing the piece.  Use the Sibelius "page" icon to move the pages of the engraved copy manually as you listen.  Do not click the "play" icon while the ensemble is singing or you will hear both renditions simultaneously.




He Watching Over Israel

This rendition performed by the

 East Baton Rouge Parish Junior High  Honor Choir

Don L. Collins, Director





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