Magnificat (1980)


(Magnificat anima mea Dominum)

...For PJL...

Brown, Christopher (born in 1943) [Great Britain]

Text by Whitman, Walt (1819-1892) [USA]
Rossetti, Christina G. (1830-1894) [Great Britain]
Trench, Richard Chevenix (1807-1886) [Great Britain]
Published by Chester Music Ltd. [Great Britain] , 1980
Number of pages : 57
Type of material: Vocal score
Text in: Latin + adapted in English
Epoque: 20th century (1980-1989)
Genre-Style-Form: Cantata ; Magnificat ; Sacred
Mood of the piece: energetic ; meditative ; dramatic ; jubilant ; reflective
Type of Choir: SATB (4 mixed voices)
Soloist(s): SATB (4 soloist(s) )
Instrumentation: Chamber orchestra (15 instrumental part(s))
Instruments: Flute (2) ; Oboe (2) ; Bassoon (1) ; Trumpet (3) ; Organ (1) ; Strings
Difficulty choir (incr.from 1 to 5): 4
Difficulty conductor (incr.from A to E): D
Tonality: tonal
Duration: 34.0 min.
Liturgical Use: Christmas ; General
Data about the life of the work: Il existe une version à une voix (S) et une version à quatre voix (SATB);written as a companion piece to Bach's Magnificat, using the same orchestral and vocal forces. The shorter version 2 uses only 1 soloist (soprano) and omits the contemplative English texts.