There Shall a Star Come Out of Jacob, from Christus (string quartet)
Title: There Shall a Star Come out of Jacob, from Christus, op. 97
Composer: Felix Mendelssohn, arr. David Gable
Instrumentation: Violin 1; Violin 2; Viola; Cello
Printout: 9 pages
Note: This piece is Mendelssohn at his best. He never finished the oratorio Christus, but this section has worked its way into the standard Christmas repertoire. Based on a Bach chorale, it’s the quintessential romantic era Christmas piece. The viola part is 3 pages, with the page turn conveniently place at a half-bar rest.