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Magnificat in B flat major

By Francesco Durante

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Soli e Coro (SATB), 2 Vl, Va, Bc
Composed by Francesco Durante (1684-1755). Edited by Diethard Hellmann. Arranged by Gerhard Klumpp. Sacred vocal music, Magnificats, Advent, Christmas, Feasts of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Hymns in praise of the Virgin Mary, Daily hours. Vocal score. Duration 10 minutes. Carus Verlag #CV 10.270/03. Published by Carus Verlag (CA.1027003).

Item Number: CA.1027003

ISBN 9790007243708. Key: B flat major. Language: Latin.

Francesco Durante's Magnificat in B flat major is one of his most important works and also one of the most siginifcant settings of the Magnficat text, here in cantata form. This work displays a mastery of the polyhonic style and though the use of certain pre-classical, "modern" elements its various forms never sound archaic, rather the work presents a synthesis leading to a unique style. For a performance during the Christmas season, Christmas hymns can be inserted between each of the individual movements. Six arrangements of such hymns are also available as octavos (Carus 10.270/06): - Johann Cruger: Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland - Cornelius Freundt: Wie schon singt uns der Engel Schar - Johann Sebastian Bach: Uns ist ein Kindlein heut geborn - Erhard Bodenschatz: Joseph, lieder Joseph mein - Johann Cruger: Frohlich soll mein Herze springen - Gregor Joseph Werner: Der Tag, der ist so freudenreich The string parts for these movements are included in the complete orchestral parts Carus 10.270/19. Score available separately - see item CA.1027000.

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