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Magnificat

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Magnificat

Motet for unaccompanied voices (SATB)


  • Instrumentation: mixed choir (SATB)
  • Edition: choral score, includes piano reduction for rehearsal only
  • Language: Latin

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description
Magnificat is a tribute to the unaccompanied motets of favourite composers from several eras – in particular those of Dufay, the Eton Choirbook, Robert Carver, Lassus and Bach. The work is therefore full of contrast in texture, harmony, mood and pacing, and exploits the resources of unaccompanied chorus in a manner not only analogous to those already mentioned but also to ensemble or orchestral writing. Naturally – given the sentiments of the text – the mood is predominantly joyful and exuberant; but the darker implications of certain phrases in the text are not ignored. Towards the end there is a big choral explosion on one of the traditional plainsong chants for the Magnificat, before the work subsides into a coda of calm serenity. Magnificat was commissioned by the ORA choir. It is dedicated to the French composer Betsy Jolas, in celebration of her 90th birthday, and in equal celebration of our mutual love of many choral composers mentioned above.
Details
Auftragswerk : Commissioned in honour of Philippa Straus for Suzi Digby and the ORA Singers
Binding: Saddle stitching
ISMN: 979-0-2201-3760-0
Performance duration: 10'0"
Publisher: Schott Music Ltd., London
Series: Choral Music of Our Time
UPC: 841886031753
Year of composition: 2016
page number: 40
Performances
Conductor: Suzi Digby
2018-02-24 | London (United Kingdom), LSO St Luke\'s — 19:30
Conductor: Suzi Digby
2018-02-22 | Manchester (United Kingdom), Manchester Cathedral | World Premiere
Magnificat is a tribute to the unaccompanied motets of favourite composers from several eras – in particular those of Dufay, the Eton Choirbook, Robert Carver, Lassus and Bach. The work is therefore full of contrast in texture, harmony, mood and pacing, and exploits the resources of unaccompanied chorus in a manner not only analogous to those already mentioned but also to ensemble or orchestral writing. Naturally – given the sentiments of the text – the mood is predominantly joyful and exuberant; but the darker implications of certain phrases in the text are not ignored. Towards the end there is a big choral explosion on one of the traditional plainsong chants for the Magnificat, before the work subsides into a coda of calm serenity. Magnificat was commissioned by the ORA choir. It is dedicated to the French composer Betsy Jolas, in celebration of her 90th birthday, and in equal celebration of our mutual love of many choral composers mentioned above.
Auftragswerk : Commissioned in honour of Philippa Straus for Suzi Digby and the ORA Singers
Binding: Saddle stitching
ISMN: 979-0-2201-3760-0
Performance duration: 10'0"
Publisher: Schott Music Ltd., London
Series: Choral Music of Our Time
UPC: 841886031753
Year of composition: 2016
page number: 40
Conductor: Suzi Digby
2018-02-24 | London (United Kingdom), LSO St Luke\'s — 19:30
Conductor: Suzi Digby
2018-02-22 | Manchester (United Kingdom), Manchester Cathedral | World Premiere