Magnificat (2018)

April 30th, 2018

Magnificat (2018)

A setting of Luke 1: 46-55

6′

SSATB

For Thomas Hyde on His 40th Birthday

fp. 10 May 2018; Chor Akademicki Politechniki Warszawskiej, Dariusz Zimnicki, Mała Aula, Main Building of Warsaw University of Technology, Warsaw, Poland

Magnificat (2018) (pdf)

PROGRAMME NOTE

My setting of the Magnificat is the fifth time I have set this text, but the first time in Latin and without an organ – it is an entirely different beast from the previous four. The piece is a free meditation on the text rather than a blow-by-blow representation of the section of the Book of Luke, with atmospheric textures, harmonies and effects to the fore.

PAC

 

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