SATB choir and orchestra (2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 2 trombones, bass trombone, tuba, timpani, 2 percussion (glockenspiel, snare drum, crash cymbal, suspended cymbal, tambourine, bongos), harp, strings) - Level C (moderately difficult)
Composed by John Rutter (1945-). This edition: orchestral version. Oratorios. Full score. 176 pages. Duration 40 minutes. Published by Oxford University Press (OU.9780193364783).
Item Number: OU.9780193364783
ISBN 9780193364783. 13 x 10 inches.
John Rutter's Magnificat is a joyous celebration of the Virgin Mary, inspired by feast-day festivities in countries such as Spain, Mexico, and Puerto Rico. Following the example set by Bach, the Magnificat text is extended, incorporating the fifteenth-century English poem 'Of a Rose', the prayers 'Sancta Maria', and the 'Sanctus' (set to the Gregorian chant of the Missa cum jubilo). The full scores, for orchestra or chamber ensemble, are now available on sale for the first time in handsome, cloth-bound editions, and the newly set orchestral parts are available on hire from the publisher.