Magnificat in C major
SATB/SATB choir, 2 violins, 2 violas, 3 trumpets, drums, basso continuo
Arranged by Johann Sebastian Bach. Composed by Pietro Torri. Edited by Arne Thielemann. Arranged by Johann Sebastian Bach. Stuttgart Urtext edition. Advent, Feasts of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Hymns in praise of the Virgin Mary. Choral score. With Text language: Latin. Duration 20 minutes. Published by Carus Verlag (CA.3501205).
Item Number: CA.3501205
Mention the key words "Johann Sebastian" and "Magnificat," and one thinks involuntarily of his well-known Magnificat in D major BWV 243 or in E flat major BWV 243a. However, during the time of his tenure as St. Thomas Kantor, several times Bach also referred back to older settings of the Magnificat text and arranged these for his own purposes. Thus, for the first time it can be documented that in its original version the double choir Magnificat in C major BWV Anh. 30 contained in Bach's music library, which was originally handed down anonymously, was composed by Pietro Torri. Torri was the Music Director at the Court of the Bavarian House of Wittelsbach. For performance purposes in Leipzig in ca. 1742 Bach retained the substance of the work but composed additional parts for a 3rd trumpet and timpani. For the first time ever this splendid work appears at Carus in a printed edition.