Et misericordia (nr. 4 of The part of John Rutter’s Magnificat, performed by the Cambridge Singers. (Everyone who knows me knows that I am a Rutter fan and. Stream “Et misericordia” from John Rutter’s Magnificat by Katrina Thurman from desktop or your mobile device. Et misericordia; Gloria (Magnificat). John Rutter & Patricia Forbes & The Cambridge Singers & City of London Sinfonia & John Rutter. Show performers.

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This page misericorfia last edited on 16 Octoberat While the canticle Magnificat was often set to music, being a regular part of Catholic vespers and Anglican evensongRutter’s work is one of few extended settings, along with Bach’s composition. The … Magnificat — a poetic outpouring of praise, joy and trust in God, ascribed by Luke to the Virgin Mary on learning that she was to give birth to Christ — has always been one of the most familiar and well-loved of scriptural texts, not least because of its inclusion as a canticle in the Catholic office of Vespers and in Anglican Evensong.

He offers two versions, for orchestra or chamber ensemble. The orchestra consists of [1].

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Marked “Tranquil and flowing”, it imitates chant singing, with flexible times and in doric mode. The Magnificat by John Rutter is a musical setting of the biblical canticle Magnificatcompleted in The second verse, Et exultavit spiritus meus And my spirit hath rejoicedis sung first by soprano and alto in third parallels.

The short refrain is first sung by the soprano alone, immediately repeated by soprano, alto and tenor, the voices in unison but for triads ruter “lovely”. He described the piece as a “virtual encyclopedia of musical cliches, a long-winded, tamely tonal, predictable exercise in glitzy populism. Bach’s time give the text extended treatment. The soprano and alto enter in unison Magnificat anima mea My soul doth magnify [the Lord].


I had long wished to write an extended Magnificat, but was not sure how to approach it until I found my starting point in the association of the text with the Virgin Mary. Mary sings the song on the occasion of her visit to Elizabethas narrated in the Gospel of Luke Luke 1: Compositions by John Rutter Magnificat settings compositions. Rutter followed the tradition of setting it to music, especially the work by Johann Sebastian Bach which also structures the text in movements of different character.


Rutter scored the work for a female soloist, soprano or mezzo-sopranowho at times represents Mary, and a mixed choir, usually SATBbut sometimes with divided parts. Then it is repeated five times, mksericordia with only the basses, marked piano, adding the motif in a higher part each time, with rutterr sopranos, and increasing volume and intensity.

Et misericordia And his mercy [is on them that fear him from generation to generation] is sung by the soprano soloist first, repeated by the choir.

Albans Cathedral conducted by Andrew Lucas, summarizes that “the faster dynamic sections rely too heavily on formulaic use of ostinato rhythms and Rutter fingerprint instrumental colours. Critical reception has been mixed, appreciating that the “orchestration is brilliant and very colourful” [2] and “the music weaves a magical spell of balm and peace”, [3] but also experiencing a “virtual encyclopedia of musical cliches, a … predictable exercise in glitzy populism”.

Quia fecit mihi magna For he [that is mighty] hath done to me great thingsconcentrates on two ideas from the canticle verse. The vocal motif of Magnificat leaps up a major sixth and misericorda even higher. Sancta Mariaasking “for support of humanity, including the needy, the timid, the clergy, women, and the laity”.

The following table shows the incipitTempo marking, voices, timekey and text sources for the seven movements. Fecit potentiam He hath shewed strength begins with irregular energetic rhythms.

The music is based on movement 3, repeating the dotted rhythm and the building from bass to two sopranos. The composition is closed with the doxology Gloria Patri Glory be to rjtter Father. While the bass sings the line first, the tenor adds a sequence of sustained notes rising step by step one fifth. A motif alternating a measure of six undulating eighth-notes and a measure of one long note dominates the movement.


In countries such as Spain, Mexico and Puerto Rico, feast days of the Virgin are joyous opportunities for people to take to the streets and celebrate with singing, dancing and processions. In a process similar to movement 3, the voices build bass to divided soprano. The text of the doxology in the last movement is interspersed with a prayer to Mary, ” Sancta Maria, succure miseris ” Holy Mary, help those in need.

Retrieved from ” https: Set against this many of the lyrical passages are amongst his finest. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Et misericordia; Gloria (Magnificat)

I was conscious of following Bach’s example in adding to the liturgical text — with the lovely old English poem ‘Of a Rose’ and the prayer ‘Sancta Maria’ both of misericodia strengthen the Marian connection and with the interpolated ‘Sanctus’, sung to the Gregorian chant of the Missa cum jubilo in the ruttee movement. Carnegie HallNew York.

She is seen as a rose bush with five branches: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

It is repeated after the first stanza by soprano and tenor in unison. The basses sing a short call which dominates the movement, first marked “pp marcato”. The music includes elements of Latin American music.

It is a daily part in Catholic vesper services and Anglican Evening Prayer. Gloria Requiem Magnificat Mass of the Children The source for the details is the vocal score, [1] unless otherwise noted. The extended composition in seven rytter “for soprano or mezzo-soprano solo, mixed choir, and orchestra or chamber ensemble ” [1] is based on the Latin text, interspersed with ” Of a Rose, a lovely Rose “, an anonymous English poem on Marian themesthe beginning of the Sanctus and a prayer to Mary.

The work was published by Oxford University Press in Rutter frequently shifts tempo, key and time.