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

Recordings
'Burgon: Cathedral Music' (CDA66123)
Burgon: Cathedral Music
MP3 £3.75FLAC £3.75ALAC £3.75Buy by post £13.99 (ARCHIVE SERVICE) CDA66123  Archive Service   Download currently discounted
'Burgon: Choral Music' (CDH55421)
Burgon: Choral Music
MP3 £4.99FLAC £4.99ALAC £4.99Buy by post £5.50 CDH55421  Helios (Hyperion's budget label)  
Details
Track 9 on CDH55421 [4'37] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Track 1 on CDA66123 [4'47] Archive Service

Magnificat
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

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