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Hyperion Records

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Illustration by Jennie Cockram.
Track(s) taken from CDA66960
Recording details: January 1997
Romsey Abbey, Hampshire, United Kingdom
Produced by Mark Brown
Engineered by Antony Howell & Julian Millard
Release date: May 1998
Total duration: 7 minutes 4 seconds

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

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Holst Singers, Stephen Layton (conductor)
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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