Work for 2 male ch. and brass by Mendelssohn to words by Prof. Prölss of Freiberg, comp. for fest. at Leipzig 1840 in honour of invention of printing by Gutenberg and f.p. in open market‐place. (Lobgesang was comp. for same occasion.) 2nd no. of Festgesang was adapted by W. H. Cummings to words of hymn ;‘Hark, the Herald Angels Sing’.