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