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Magnificat : choir

by Jennifer Fowler (2002)

Audio Sample

Performance by Trinity College Choir, University of Melbourne, Michael Leighton Jones from the CD Works of Jennifer Fowler. Transcriptions Disc 1

This sample is of the Unaccompanied SATB Choir version of this work

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Works of Jennifer Fowler. Transcriptions Disc 1

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Works of Jennifer Fowler. Transcriptions Disc 1 : pieces for orchestra, and for choir.

Version: This product features the Unaccompanied SATB Choir version of this work

Library shelf no. CD 2540 [Available for loan]

Magnificat

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Magnificat : version for SSA, or SSAA / Jennifer Fowler.

Library shelf no. 782.65295/FOW 1 [Available for loan]

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Work Overview

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.

Work Details

Year: 2002

Instrumentation: SSA or SSAA choir, optional organ or other keyboard.

Duration: 6 min.

Difficulty: Amateur church or student choir.

Performances of this work

19 Jun 10: New College, Oxford, UK. Featuring New College Choir (Oxford UK), Steven Grahl.

4 May 08: Royal Parade, Parkville, VIC. Featuring Trinity College Choir, University of Melbourne, Michael Leighton Jones.

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