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Track(s) taken from CDA66123
Recording details: January 1984
Chichester Cathedral, United Kingdom
Produced by Mark Brown
Engineered by Antony Howell
Release date: April 1987
Total duration: 4 minutes 47 seconds

'No composer would ever find a more responsive team' (Gramophone)

Magnificat
First line:
My soul doth magnify the Lord
composer
1979; upper voices
author of text
Luke 1: 46-55

Other recordings available for download
Wells Cathedral Choir, Matthew Owens (conductor), David Bednall (organ)
Introduction
Burgon’s Magnificat, written in 1979 as a natural companion for his Nunc dimittis, was created for the Royal Choral Society and its chief conductor Meredith Davies. The organ’s flamboyant melodic riff, which supplies the anthem’s unifying feature, bears more than a passing resemblance to the late medieval estampie, a wild, dance-like instrumental form; likewise, the initial parallel fifths and brief canonic exchanges between the divided trebles bear ancient ancestral roots.

from notes by Andrew Stewart 2006


Other albums featuring this work
'Burgon: Choral Music' (CDH55421)
Burgon: Choral Music
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