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Magnificat 3

Sheet Music: Performance Parts

Magnificat 3 : for soprano, flute, cello and piano / Jennifer Fowler.

by Jennifer Fowler (2013)

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  • Instrumentation: Soprano, flute, cello, piano.
  • Audio Sample

    Performance by Corinna Dolso, Mary Blanchard, Rebecca Welham, Peter Dollimore from the CD Works of Jennifer Fowler. Transcriptions Disc 2


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Magnificat 3 is a setting in Latin of the text which has inspired many composers through the centuries. The words don't just express a unique event, but describe the emotions of any woman who finds she is nurturing a new life: awe, doubt, terror. Amazement. Joy. As such, the text has obvious attractions for a woman composer.

Musically, I have tried to reflect these emotions. Some sections and phrases which begin with a centred inward circling, open out into greater exuberance. The reverse also happens. The music progresses in waves - either opening out, or withdrawing inward.

The piece is scored for soprano, flute, cello and piano: instruments which all produce sound in different ways. I have taken the chance to explore all the possible combinations of trios, duos and so on. Each instrument also has an extended solo, beginning with the soprano........

Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 set of 4 performance parts (68p. -- A4 (portrait))

Difficulty: Advanced

Duration: 16 mins

First performance by Corinna Dolso, Mary Blanchard, Rebecca Welham, Peter Dollimore — 15 Oct 13. St Mary le Tower, Ipswich, Suffolk, UK

The piano part is a copy of the full score.

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