For soprano or mezzo-soprano solo, SATB chorus and either orchestra or chamber ensemble. Minimum recommended string forces for the chamber ensemble are 188.8.131.52.1. Full scores, vocal scores, and instrumental parts are available on hire. Duration 40 min.
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 fifteenth-century English poem 'Of a Rose', the prayers 'Sancta Maria' and the 'Sanctus' (set to the Gregorian chant of the Missa cum jubilo).