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Magnificat in G

By Marc-Antoine Charpentier

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SATTB voices, 2 flutes, 2 violins, viola, basso continuo
Composed by Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1645-1704). Edited by Gunther Massenkeil, Inge Forst. This edition: Paperbound. German title: Magnificat H 78. Sacred vocal music, Magnificats, Advent, Christmas, Feasts of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Hymns in praise of the Virgin Mary, Daily hours. Full score. Composed circa 1690. H 78. 36 pages. Duration 15 minutes. Carus Verlag #CV 21.023/00. Published by Carus Verlag (CA.2102300).

Item Number: CA.2102300

ISBN 9790007096540. Key: G major. Language: Latin.

Preceding Johann Sebastian Bach, Charpentier is the most important master who turned to setting the Hymn to the Virgin Mary, the Magnificat. No less than ten works, in differing vocal and instrumental scoring and form comprise this genre. In the present Magnificat H 78 for five voices (in which alto and bass also have solo roles), two flutes, strings and basso continuo, each of the individual movements contains its own expressive profile in sound. The work was composed around 1690 for the Jesuits in Paris.

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