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

 
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

Recordings

A Christmas Present from Polyphony
NOEL2Super-budget price sampler — Download only
Dreamland
HYP41Super-budget price sampler
Ikon, Vol. 1
CDA66928
Pärt: Berliner Messe & Magnificat
CDH55408Helios (Hyperion's budget label)

Details

Track 15 on CDA66928 [6'27]
Track 17 on CDH55408 [7'04] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Track 9 on HYP41 [7'04] Super-budget price sampler
Track 7 on NOEL2 [7'04] Super-budget price sampler — Download only

Track-specific metadata for CDH55408 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
    Superseded by CDH55408
  2. Pärt: Berliner Messe & Magnificat (CDH55408)
    Disc 1 Track 17
    Release date: August 2014
    Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
  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
    Deletion date: November 2014
    Super-budget price sampler — Download only