SA vocal soli, SATB choir, 2 oboes, bassoon, 2 violins, 2 violas, basso continuo, [2 trumpets, timpani] - Level 3
Composed by Jan Dismas Zelenka (1679-1745). Edited by Wolfgang Horn. This edition: Paperbound. D-Dur (D major). German title: Magnificat in D. Magnificats, Advent, Christmas, Feasts of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Hymns in praise of the Virgin Mary, Daily hours. Full score. Language: Latin. Composed 1725. ZWV 108. 48 pages. Duration 11 minutes. Published by Carus Verlag (CA.4006300).
Item Number: CA.4006300
ISBN M-007-06002-2. With Language: Latin. Magnificats, Advent, Christmas, Feasts of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Hymns in praise of the Virgin Mary, Daily hours.
As it does not require a festive choir of trumpets, Zelenka's "Magnificat" was apparently not written for the Vesper service on a high feast day. On comparing the work with Bach's large-scale "Magnificat", the simpler formal and musical cast of the former becomes immediately apparent.