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n. Christianity
1. The canticle beginning Magnificat anima mea Dominum ("My soul doth magnify the Lord").
2. A musical setting of this canticle.

[Middle English, from Medieval Latin, from Latin magnificat, it magnifies, third person sing. present tense of magnificāre, to magnify, extol; see magnify.]


(Ecclesiastical Terms) Christianity the hymn of the Virgin Mary (Luke 1:46-55), used as a canticle
[from the opening phrase in the Latin version, Magnificat anima mea Dominum (my soul doth magnify the Lord)]


(mægˈnɪf ɪˌkæt, -ˌkɑt; mɑgˈnɪf ɪˌkɑt, mɑnˈyɪf-)

1. the canticle of the Virgin Mary in Luke 1:46–55.
2. a musical setting for this.
[1150–1200; < Latin: (it) magnifies (the first word of the hymn)]
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Noun1.Magnificat - (Luke) the canticle of the Virgin Mary (from Luke 1:46 beginning `Magnificat anima mea Dominum')Magnificat - (Luke) the canticle of the Virgin Mary (from Luke 1:46 beginning `Magnificat anima mea Dominum')
Gospel According to Luke, Gospel of Luke, Luke - one of the four Gospels in the New Testament; contains details of Jesus's birth and early life


[mægˈnɪfɪkæt] NMagníficat m
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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.
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El libro, concretamente, consta de una <<Premisa>> (la oracion personal; la oracion de san Anselmo; la oracion de san Gregorio Nacianceno; la oracion del padre Grandmaison: Giussani comenta una oracion de cada una de estas personas) y dos partes: la primera, dedicada a himnos liturgicos (veintidos textos, entre los que encontramos, por ejemplo, Jesu, dulcis memoria--, Al alba naciente del dia; Eterno inmutable Dios; Radiante entre densa penumbra; Salvados por la sangre del Cordero; Ave maris stella; Omni die): la segunda, a otra decena de textos como, por ejemplo, el Angelus; el Magnificat; Christe, cunctorum; Dios mio, ven en mi auxilio.
The programme will also include Elgar's Serenade for strings and compositions by Nicholas Scott-Burt - solos from the Magnificat and Passion Dances.
Among them, performing popular tunes like Brandenburg Concerto No.2 and the Magnificat, will be eight to 13-year-old choristers being given their first chance by Durham County Council's BRASS Festival to perform a work of this scale.
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The 'Magnificat' concert of classic music at the Santo Domingo Church last Sept.
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.
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The Magnificat Institute, Jerusalem: