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My Soul Doth Magnify the Lord (Magnificat)

By Randall Thompson

Soprano voice, piano - Intermediate
Composed by Randall Thompson (1899-1984). Vocal Solo. Vocal Music, Christmas, Sacred. Vocal score. Published by E.C. Schirmer Publishing (EC.124).

Item Number: EC.124

Luke 1:46-55.

My Soul Doth Magnify the Lord (Magnificat)" is from the end of Scene 3 (The Visitation) of Randall Thompson's The Nativity According to St. Luke. Coloratura passages capture Mary's excitement in Thompson's interpretation of "The Magnificat.

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    northern Indiana
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  • November 26, 2006 beautiful and melismatic

    The melismas in this music magnify the words of the Bible: the words of Mary, a young girl who was going to bear God's son, Jesus. The words and notes soar with the emotion and joy in carrying this child and willing, dutifully bear the richness, the shame and...

    the glory. It is a very classical piece using the melismatic notes found in the early church cathedrals: Reminiscent of plain chant.

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