Choir MIDI learning files for works by John Rutter. Magnificat anima mea. Tutti. Soprano 1. Soprano 2. Alto 1. Alto 2. Tenor 1. Tenor 2. Baritone. Bass. (2). John Rutter. Magnificat. Vocal score. Forces or Category: Soprano/mezzo- soprano solo, SATB, & full orchestra/chamber orchestra. Orchestration: Full orchestra.

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These images of outdoor celebration were, I think, somewhere in my mind as I wrote, though I was not fully conscious of the fact till afterwards. Conductor’s score and parts on hire – chamber orchestra version.

Magnificat (Rutter)

The vocal motif of Magnificat leaps up a major sixth and rises even higher. The alto begins, marked “dolce and tranquillo” sweet and calm a melody of ten measures, beginning like the first motiv but more flowing.

Albans Cathedral conducted by Andrew Lucas, summarizes that “the faster dynamic sections rely too heavily on formulaic use of ostinato rhythms and Rutter fingerprint magnjficat colours. The work was published by Oxford University Press ruttr The beginning of the third verse, Quia respexit humilitatem For he hath regarded the low estate [of his handmaiden]is rendered even simpler: Quia fecit mihi magna For he jjohn is mighty] hath magniicat to me great thingsconcentrates on two ideas from the canticle verse.

A reviewer notes matnificat Rutter “emphasises the joy experienced by a … soon to be mother”, with “a good balance between the extrovert and intimate”, and singable melodies with an understanding for the voice. Set against this many of the lyrical passages are amongst his finest. Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. The orchestra consists of [1].

The text of the doxology in the last movement is interspersed with a prayer to Mary, ” Sancta Maria, succure miseris ” Holy Mary, help those in need. He offers two versions, for orchestra or chamber ensemble. He now divides his time between composition and conducting and is sought after as a guest conductor for the world’s leading choirs and orchestras.


Choose your country or region Close. Marked “Tranquil and flowing”, it imitates chant singing, with flexible times and in doric mode.

Compositions by John Rutter Magnificat settings compositions. Retrieved from ” https: Esurientes all courtesy of johnrutter. The Beatles Concerto Suite Antique I was conscious magnifica following Bach’s example in adding to the liturgical text — with the lovely old English poem ‘Of a Rose’ and the prayer ‘Sancta Maria’ both of which strengthen the Marian connection and with the interpolated ‘Sanctus’, sung to the Gregorian chant of the Missa cum jubilo in the third movement.

Critical reception has been mixed, appreciating that the “orchestration is brilliant and very colourful” [2] and “the music weaves a magical spell of balm and peace”, [3] but also experiencing a “virtual encyclopedia of musical magnicicat, a … predictable exercise in glitzy populism”.

Conductor’s score and parts on hire – full orchestra version 08 November Bach’s time give the text extended treatment. The extended composition in seven movements “for soprano or mezzo-soprano solo, mixed choir, and rutteer or chamber ensemble ” [1] is based on the Latin text, interspersed with ” Of a Rose, a lovely Rose “, an anonymous English poem on Marian themesthe beginning of the Sanctus and a prayer to Mary.

Canticles of Light Bob Chilcott. A million miracles Paul Carey. Musical settings of it abound, though surprisingly few of them since J. CITEREFBach A repeat of the text and the motifs of verse 1 concludes the movement, ending on Magnificatwithout retard, with accents on each syllable and cut short. Marked “Andante maestoso”, the choral movement in D major opens with solemn dotted rhythms, [29] features of the French overture.

Choir Midi Learning Files – Rutter Magnificat

The music is based on movement 3, repeating the dotted rhythm and the building from bass to two sopranos. Fecit potentiam He hath shewed strength begins with irregular energetic rhythms. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The music includes elements of Latin American music.

And just as Bach included several additional Christmas movements in the original E-flat version of his Magnificat, so too Rutter incorporates three extra elements into the standard Latin text. Mary sings the song on the occasion of her visit to Elizabethas narrated in the Gospel of Luke Luke 1: Arise, shine John Rutter.


Timpani, percussion and harp are the same as in the orchestra version, and for the strings, a minimum of two first rutteetwo second violins, two violasone cello and one double bass required.

Academic Skip to main content. If you do, please would you be kind enough to advise me by e-mail – bawden37 sky. The basses sing a short call which dominates the movement, first marked “pp marcato”. The following table shows the incipitTempo marking, voices, timekey and text sources for the seven movements. Musicologist John Bawden notes that Rutter’s work has several features rutetr common with Bach’s setting: Carnegie Hall ruttdr, New York.

The first performance, conducted by the composer, was on 26 May in Carnegie Hallwith soloist Maria Alsatti and the Manhattan Chamber Orchestra. Full scores, vocal scores, and instrumental parts are available on hire. Rutter inserted an anonymous English poem from the 15th century, Of a Rose, a lovely Roseas the second movement. Despite the fact that the two works are about as different in style as they could possibly be, they nevertheless do share some basic similarities.

The … Magnificat — a poetic outpouring of praise, joy and trust in God, ascribed by Luke to the Virgin Mary on learning that she was to give birth to Christ — has always been one of the most familiar and well-loved of scriptural texts, not least because of its inclusion as a canticle in the Catholic office of Vespers and in Anglican Evensong.

Abide with me William H. A Crown of Glory John Rutter.