There are also many more important and interesting Mendelssohn works within the Special Collection. Among them are six scores of Mendelssohn Lieders without words, called ‘Auf Einer Gondel’, written in 1831. They form part of Mendelssohn’s ‘Songs without words’, which were written between 1829-1845. They were published separately, but came to be collectively called so when later published. The first volume was in 1932, by Novello, London, called ‘Original melodies for the Pianoforte.’
Special Collections also has a copy of Mendelssohn’s original draft of ‘Elijah'. It is copied in Freemantle’s hand, with all the notes and annotations by Mendelssohn included. There is also a volume entitled 'Elijah: a comparison of the original and revised scores' containing an analysis of the differences between the scores by Joseph Bennett.