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Track(s) taken from CDA66928

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

Holst Singers, Stephen Layton (conductor)
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

Cover artwork: Christ in Majesty.
Russian ikon from the first half of the 15th century
 
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Magnificat  [6'27]

Other recordings available for download

The Tallis Scholars, Peter Phillips (conductor) March 2015 Release
Polyphony, Stephen Layton (conductor), Rachel Elliott (soprano)

Reviews

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

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

Commandée par le Deutscher Musikrat, composée en 1989 pour Christian Grube et le Staats- und Domchor de Berlin, cette œuvre—l’une des pièces chorales les plus jouées de Pärt—tire son effet d’une éloquence douce (sans véritablement «mettre en musique» le texte de manière descriptive) et du contraste des sections de type vers et tutti.

extrait des notes rédigées par Meurig Bowen © 1998
Français: Hypérion

Vom Deutschen Musikrat in Auftrag gegeben und 1989 für Christian Grube und den Staats- und Domchor Berlin komponiert. Als eines von Pärts meistaufgeführten Chorwerken verdankt es seine Wirkung einer sanften Eloquenz—ohne den Text eigentlich beschreibend zu vertonen—sowie dem Kontrast von vers- und tutti-haften Abschnitten.

aus dem Begleittext von Meurig Bowen © 1998
Deutsch: Anke Vogelhuber

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