How Lovely Are the Messengers

by Felix Mendelssohn

SATB score: HowLovelyAreTheMessengers

“How Lovely Are the Messengers”, by Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847), is from “Saint Paul”, the first of Mendelssohn’s oratorios. It is Chorus 26 “Wie lieblich sind die Boten” from Part II of Op 36 (Paulus) and refers to Paul and Barnabas as ambassadors of the Christian Church.

Helmuth Rilling

Score and Practice files for the singers:


Soprano (entrance at 0:44)


Tenor (entrance at 0:44)

Bass (entrance at 0:24)

From our friend, Conrad Michels:

Fayette County High School Select Chorus 2003, Fayetteville, Georgia