Magnificat on the Fifth Tone (Choral Score)
SATB choir, congregation, double choir, organ, optional brass quartet, timpani - Moderately Difficult
Composed by Kevin Vogt. Advent, Annunciation, Evening. Choral score. Published by MorningStar Music Publishers (MN.80-007A).
Item Number: MN.80-007A
This expansive setting of the Canticle of Mary is ideal for festival celebrations of Vespers/Evening Prayer. The congregation sings a substantial, memorable refrain (in Latin), while entire canticle text is set in English for SATB choir in a style reminiscent of the celebrated canticles by Herbert Howells. The refrain/verse pattern is broken around the"golden mean" of the piece by a rhythmic antiphonal dialogue on the Gregorian fifth psalm tone, either between choir and congregation or two choirs.