Magnificat : choir
by Jennifer Fowler (2002)
Selected products featuring this work — Display all products (1 more)
This item is not commercially available from the Australian Music Centre. We regret that we cannot offer it for sale.
Version: This product features the Unaccompanied SATB Choir version of this work
Library shelf no. CD 2540 [Available for loan]
This item may be available to purchase from the Australian Music Centre.
Please contact our Sales Department to confirm pricing and availability.
Library shelf no. 782.65295/FOW 1 [Available for loan]
Display all products featuring this work (1 more)
The Magnificat Project was a Millennium project set up to commission women composers. The text of the Magnificat itself has, of course, been set by many composers over the centuries and is regularly sung in church services. It displays a unique combination of the human joy of a young woman who finds that she is nurturing a new life, with the religious fervour of someone who finds she has gained a new insight into the nature of God. It is usually allied in services with the Nunc Dimittis - the song of an old man. This demonstrates a balance of experience within the service.
However, most settings of both texts have traditionally been made by male composers. The Magnificat Project has been designed to redress the balance and allow women's voices to be heard reflected through and around these wonderful texts.
Instrumentation: SSA or SSAA choir, optional organ or other keyboard.
Duration: 6 min.
Difficulty: Amateur church or student choir.
Performances of this work
Be the first to share your thoughts, opinions and insights about this work.
To post a comment please login.