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Magnificat

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

 
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

Recordings

Burgon: Cathedral Music
CDA66123Archive Service
Burgon: Choral Music
CDH55421Helios (Hyperion's budget label)

Details

Track 9 on CDH55421 [4'37] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Track 1 on CDA66123 [4'47] Archive Service

Track-specific metadata for CDA67567 track 9

Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-06-56709
Duration
4'37
Recording date
23 February 2006
Recording venue
Wells Cathedral, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Julian Millard
Hyperion usage
  1. Burgon: Choral Music (CDA67567)
    Disc 1 Track 9
    Release date: November 2006
    Deletion date: March 2010
    Superseded by CDH55421
  2. Burgon: Choral Music (CDH55421)
    Disc 1 Track 9
    Release date: March 2013
    Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
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