John Rutter's Magnificat is a joyous celebration of the Virgin Mary, inspired by feast-day festivities in countries such as Spain, Mexico, and Puerto Rico. Following the example set by Bach, the Magnificat text is extended, incorporating the 15th-century English poem 'Of a Rose', the prayers 'Sancta Maria', and the 'Sanctus' (set to the Gregorian chant of the Missa cum jubilo). The full score is presented in a handsome, cloth-bound edition.
Orchestration: 2 fl, 2 ob, 2 cl, 2 bn, 4 hn, 3 tpt, 2 tbn, btbn, tba, timp, 2 perc (glock, SD, crash cym, sus cym, tamb, bongos), hp, str
Forces or Category: SATB & full orchestra/chamber orchestra
Duration: 40 minutes
155 pages | 324x247mm