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All my spirit exalts (With my spirit I praise the Lord)

Deutsches Magnificat

By Georg Philipp Telemann

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Orchestra SATB vocal soli, SATB choir, 2 oboes, 2 recorders f1, 2 violins, viola, basso continuo - Grade 3
Deutsches Magnificat. Composed by Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767). Edited by Klaus Hofmann. Arranged by Klaus Hofmann. This edition: urtext. Stuttgart Urtext Edition: Telemann-Archiv. German title: Magnificat "Meine Seele Erhebt". Sacred vocal music, Magnificats, Advent, Christmas, Feasts of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Hymns in praise of the Virgin Mary, Daily hours. Full score. TVWV 9:18. Duration 20 minutes. Carus Verlag #CV 39.122/00. Published by Carus Verlag (CA.3912200).

Item Number: CA.3912200

ISBN 9790007055660. Key: G major. Language: German/English.

As one of the three canticles from the New Testament, the Magnificat - the Canticle of Mary - has at all times held a prominent position in church music. Telemann's setting of Luther's German translation of the text bears eloquent witness both to the composer's rich imagination and to his ability to mold a variety of musical shapes into a coherent formal Baroque architecture. Four solo movements with colorfully contrasting instrumentation are juxtaposed with four emphatically homogeneous choral movements; all of the latter are in 6/8 meter and in motet setting with instruments doubling colla parte. Particularly the choral movements are characterized by lively text portrayal and a wealth of at times dramatic imagery. A work of exceptional magnetism for both listeners and choir singers!

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