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Magnificat  Tone II  Publication Details
 

 
  Catalogue Number -
PEL5028 SATB

Voicing/Instrumentation -
SATB Choir with
Organ accompaniment

Level of Difficulty -
Moderate

Uses/Season - General or Liturgical
Concert, Service Anthem, Evensong, Christmas

Perusal score pdf can be viewed while listening simultaneously to
audio track below.
Duration -
6:00 mins

Pages Music -
13 pages - 16 page booklet
Format -
SATB/organ
choral octavo

Copyright Year - 2012



SATB score PDF - perusal only
 
 
 
Description/Remarks

PEL5028 "Magnificat: Tone II"
Composed to Plainchant Tone II, this setting of the Magnificat or Song of Mary is seamless and ethereal, timeless yet restrained. Opening with the cantor intoning the first phrase of the chanted text, the tenors and basses join this and other plainchant sections in a smooth, easeful line, with the organ offering simple harmonies and space underneath the voices. The SATB sections of the text are surprising and exciting, very much a product of Halley's musical imagination of harmony and line, expressing the text in all its expressiveness and lyricism. The end of the Gloria Patri is especially moving with staggered entrances providing a sense of the fluttering of wings and a view into eternity.

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Commissioned by All Saints' Kingsway Anglican Church, Toronto, to celebrate the installation of the new Casavant organ. Premiered in 2012 with the All Saints' Kingsway Choir, Shawn Grenke, Director of Music, and the Amadeus Choir of Toronto, Lydia Adams, Artistic Director. 


 
 
Recorded for the
Pelagos double CD set


In The Wide Awe And Wisdom
PEL1006 CD

In The Wide Awe And Wisdom Recording by Paul Halley
 
   
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  Texts

Magnificat

My soul doth magnify the Lord,  
and my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour.


For he hath regarded the lowliness of his handmaiden.

For behold, from henceforth, all generations shall call me blessed.

For he that is mighty hath magnified me and holy is his Name.

And his mercy is on them that fear him throughout all generations.

He hath shewed strength with his arm;
he hath scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts.

He hath put down the mighty from their seat,
and hath exalted the humble and meek.

He hath filled the hungry with good things,
and the rich he hath sent empty away.


He remembering his mercy hath holpen his servant Israel,
as he promised to our forefathers, Abraham and his seed for ever.



Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost;

as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be. Amen.



Gospel of St. Luke 1:46 - 55
English translation from The Book of Common Prayer