Felix Mendelssohn

By Preston Hart, Talon Staff writer

Felix is a Christian composer who gets all of his ideas from 1 Kings and 2 Kings in the Bible. He is a world class conductor to his amazing musicians. Felix uses a lot of Biblical episodes which are narrated in rather short phrases to enhance the line’s intensity, especially in dramatic scenes. Felix was born in a Jewish home and was baptized in a Lutheran church at a young age. Felix had a lot of inspiration from Bach and to his own ideas from the Bible. People generally do not believe in this statement just because he was born in a Jewish household. Felix got most of his Biblical inspiration from the Prophet Elijah and him telling about the plague to the people of Israel.

“Praise the LORD! Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty heavens! Praise him for his mighty deeds; praise him according to his excellent greatness! Praise him with trumpet sound; praise him with lute and harp! Praise him with tambourine and dance; praise him with strings and pipe! Praise him with sounding cymbals; praise him with loud clashing cymbals! Let everything that has breath praise the LORD! Praise the LORD!” Psalm 150 1-6

“Now if you are ready when you hear the sound of the horn, pipe, lyre, trigon, harp, bagpipe, and every kind of music, to fall down and worship the image that I have made, well and good. But if you do not worship, you shall immediately be cast into a burning fiery furnace. And who is the god who will deliver you out of my hands?” Daniel 3:15