Magnificat (Oliver Barton)

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Editor: Oliver Barton (submitted 2004-02-10).   Score information: A4, 16 pages, 408 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: English and Latin text, chorus part and full score available separately

General Information

Title: Magnificat (and Nunc dimittis)
Composer: Oliver Barton

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB, Choral soprano solo
Genre: SacredEvening Canticles

Language: English
Instruments: Organ

First

Description: The Magnificat opens with the organ holding a very high G rather annoyingly. The choir sing Magnificat anima mea Dominum repetitively against this until a pedal G lends reassurance and the high G ends, leaving an atmosphere of comfort and relief. The mezzo solo sings the English words passionately, alternating with and fusing in and out of the choir. And so on…

I have also made an unaccompanied version of the Magnificat, and added a Nunc dimittis.

Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Magnificat.