His ears had caught Agnes's step at the stair-head and presently she passed us on her way to the music room humming the Magnificat
With rehearsals in full swing, the society is offering John Rutter's Magnificat
on Saturday, April 21, with its choir, the Ellesmere Port Sinfonia and soloists all conducted by music director Lloyd Buck, above.
is Mary's personal expression of praise to God and proclamation of His gracious work to her and to all God's people.
Jeffrey Skidmore chose Bach's two bestknown Luther settings, Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott and Christ lag in Todesbanden, to partner the stunning Magnificat
in D that came after the interval.
Using historical and biblical background, Alborghetti pieces together a narrative to help you read and pray each verse of The Magnificat
as you never have before.
Another example is magnificat
, the canticle of the Virgin Mary in Luke 1:46-55 whose name comes from the first word of the canticle: "Magnificat
anima mea Dominum" (My soul magnifies the Lord).
It was followed by the composer's popular Magnificat
, which is a beautifully controlled, lyrical composition.
That was certainly the case in his Nunc Dimittis which, along with the Magnificat
, is at the centre of the Anglican Mass, the Evensong.
Johann Sebastian Bach's Jesu Meine Freude will be sung in its English version, while the society will also sing Mendelssohn's Magnificat
and Nunc Dimittis, again in English.
It was then that the Benedictus, the Magnificat
, and the Nunc Dimittis became sources of consolation and strength.
The Baroque music of Magnificat
will be performed on March 28 in Birmingham Cathedral, St Phillip's on Colmore Row.
He sets the Magnificat
into the context of Luke's beatitudes and similar motifs in Luke, while he interprets the Nunc Dimittis in its immediate subsequent context.