Magnificat à 12 for Winds & Strings
Uploaded on Feb 17, 2019
Mikolaj Zielenski (1550 - 1615) was a Polish composer. Zieleński's only known surviving works are two 1611 liturgical cycles of polychoral works, the Offertoria/Communes totius anni. These were dedicated to the Archbishop of Gniezno, Wojciech Baranowski. The sets consist of large-scale double- and triple-choir antiphons, as well as some monodic works typical of the Seconda pratica style of early Monteverdi. Zieleński's music is the first known Polish music set in the style of the Baroque..
The Magnificat ("My soul magnifies the Lord") is a canticle, also known as the Song of Mary, the Canticle of Mary and, in the Byzantine tradition, the Ode of the Theotokos. It is traditionally incorporated into the liturgical services of the Catholic Church (at vespers) and of the Eastern Orthodox churches (at the morning services). It is one of the eight most ancient Christian hymns and perhaps the earliest Marian hymn. Its name comes from the incipit of the Latin version of the canticle's text.
The text of the canticle is taken directly from the Gospel of Luke (1:46–55) where it is spoken by Mary upon the occasion of her Visitation to her cousin Elizabeth. In the narrative, after Mary greets Elizabeth, who is pregnant with John the Baptist, the latter moves within Elizabeth's womb. Elizabeth praises Mary for her faith (using words partially reflected in the Hail Mary), and Mary responds with what is now known as the Magnificat.
Within the whole of Christianity, the Magnificat is most frequently recited within the Liturgy of the Hours. In Western Christianity, the Magnificat is most often sung or recited during the main evening prayer service: Vespers in the Catholic and Lutheran churches, and Evening Prayer (or Evensong) in Anglicanism. In Eastern Christianity, the Magnificat is usually sung at Sunday Matins. Among Protestant groups, the Magnificat may also be sung during worship services, especially in the Advent season during which these verses are traditionally read.
Source: Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnificat ).
Although originally created for three unaccompanied mixed choirs (SATB), I created this Interpretation of the Magnificat à 12 for Winds (Bb Trumpet, Flugelhorn, French Horn, Tuba, Flute, Oboe, Bb Clarinet & Bassoon) & Strings (2 Violins, Viola & Cello).
|Key signature||1 flat|
|Part names||Trumpet(2), French Horn, Tuba, Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Violin(2), Viola, Cello|
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