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Christ in Majesty.
Russian ikon from the first half of the 15th century
Track(s) taken from CDA66928
Recording details: October 1996
All Hallows, Gospel Oak, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Mark Brown
Engineered by Antony Howell & Julian Millard
Release date: May 1997
Total duration: 6 minutes 27 seconds

'Sensitive readings of the utmost sensitivity and control' (Gramophone)

'Uniformly charismatic performances. Fine engineering and notes too. Highly recommended' (Fanfare, USA)

Magnificat
composer
1989; commissioned by the Deutsche Musikrat and composed for Christian Grube and the Staats- und Domchor of Berlin
author of text
Luke 1: 46-55

Other recordings available for download
Polyphony, Stephen Layton (conductor), Rachel Elliott (soprano)
Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
The Magnificat was commissioned by the Deutscher Musikrat, and composed in 1989 for Christian Grube and the Staats- und Domchor of Berlin. As one of Pärt’s most widely performed choral works, it derives its effect from a gentle eloquence—without actually ‘setting’ the text in a descriptive way—and from the contrast of verse- and tutti-like sections.

from notes by Meurig Bowen © 1998


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'Dreamland' (HYP41)
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'Pärt: Berliner Messe & Magnificat' (CDH55408)
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