Magnificat (The Groovy Version of OX). Composed by Christoph Schonherr. Edited by Klaus Konrad Weigele. For Solo, SATB Choir, 2 Trumpet/Flugelhorn, Sax/Flute, 2 Violin, Viola, Cello, Pianoforte (Keyboard), Electric Bass (Contrabass), Percussion. German title: Magnificat fur OX. Magnificats; Advent, Christmas. Vocal score. Language: Latin. Composed 2004/2005. 68 pages. Duration 40 minutes. Published by Carus Verlag (CA.2720803).
With Language: Latin. Magnificats; Advent, Christmas.
Christoph Schonherr, Professor at the Hamburg Conservatory of Music, is a respected expert in the field of jazz and pop choirs and he is a much sought after choral composer. He has written of his work: "I have been especially influenced by the polarity of the text. On one hand it expresses Mary's joy at her pregnancy, but on the other Mary presents a bold image of God: a God of almost old Testament sternness in his demand for justice on earth. My music depicts a strong woman, who rejoices in her happiness and also swings (many 6/8, 12/8 and swing passages), but on the other hand who in formulating her concept of God clearly stands up for the poor and needy. Here I use stylistic elements of rock and funk music.".