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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

Recordings
'A Christmas Present from Polyphony' (NOEL2)
A Christmas Present from Polyphony
NOEL2  Super-budget price sampler — Download only  
'Dreamland' (HYP41)
Dreamland
Buy by post £4.50 HYP41  Super-budget price sampler  
'Ikon, Vol. 1' (CDA66928)
Ikon, Vol. 1
Buy by post £10.50 CDA66928 
'Pärt: Berliner Messe & Magnificat' (CDA66960)
Pärt: Berliner Messe & Magnificat
CDA66960  To be superseded by CDH55408  
Details
Track 9 on HYP41 [7'04] Super-budget price sampler
Track 7 on NOEL2 [7'04] Super-budget price sampler — Download only
Track 17 on CDA66960 [7'04] To be superseded by CDH55408

Magnificat
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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

Track-specific metadata
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Details for CDA66960 track 17
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-98-96017
Duration
7'04
Recording date
11 January 1997
Recording venue
Romsey Abbey, Hampshire, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Antony Howell & Julian Millard
Hyperion usage
  1. Pärt: Berliner Messe & Magnificat (CDA66960)
    Disc 1 Track 17
    Release date: May 1998
    Deletion date: October 2013
    To be superseded by CDH55408
  2. Pärt: Berliner Messe & Magnificat (CDH55408)
    Disc 1 Track 17
    Release date: August 2014
    Helios (Hyperion's budget label) — To be issued soon
  3. Dreamland (HYP41)
    Disc 1 Track 9
    Release date: October 2009
    Super-budget price sampler
  4. A Christmas Present from Polyphony (NOEL2)
    Disc 1 Track 7
    Release date: October 2004
    Super-budget price sampler — Download only
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