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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While the bass rtter the line first, the tenor adds a sequence of sustained notes rising step by step one fifth. Magnificat by John Rutter The composer, The Beatles Concerto Suite Antique The basses sing a short call which dominates the movement, first marked “pp marcato”.

The second verse, Et exultavit spiritus miseircordia And my spirit hath rejoicedis sung first by soprano and alto in third parallels. Sancta Mariaasking “for support of humanity, including the needy, the timid, the clergy, women, and the laity”.

A motif alternating a measure of six undulating eighth-notes and a measure of one long note dominates the movement. The chamber version replaces the brass mostly by the organ and uses only one each of flute, oboe, futter and horn. 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. The music is based on movement 3, repeating the dotted rhythm misericordai the building from bass to two sopranos.

Rutter frequently shifts tempo, key and time.

The alto begins, marked “dolce and tranquillo” sweet and calm a melody of ten measures, beginning like the first motiv but more flowing. The short refrain is first sung by the soprano alone, immediately repeated by soprano, alto and tenor, the voices in unison but for triads on “lovely”.


Misericcordia by John Rutter Magnificat settings compositions.

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It is a daily part in Catholic vesper services and Anglican Evening Prayer. The vocal motif of Magnificat leaps up a major sixth and rises even higher. In countries such as Spain, Mexico and Puerto Rico, feast days of the Virgin are joyous opportunities for people to misericoreia to the streets and celebrate with singing, dancing and processions.

The extended composition in seven movements “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.

This page was last edited on 16 Octoberat The first performance, conducted by the composer, was on 26 May in Carnegie Hallwith soloist Maria Alsatti and the Manhattan Chamber Orchestra.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The second idea of the verse, Et sanctum nomen eius And holy is his namebuilds similarly.

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. Rutter inserted an anonymous English poem from the 15th century, Of a Rose, a lovely Roseas the second movement.

Mary sings the song on the occasion of her visit to Elizabethas narrated in the Gospel of Luke Luke 1: The source for the details is the vocal score, [1] unless otherwise noted. The composer conducted the first performance in Carnegie Hall on 26 Mayand the first recording with the Cambridge Singers and the City of London Sinfonia. The beginning of the third verse, Quia respexit humilitatem For he hath regarded the low estate [of his handmaiden]is rendered even simpler: Carnegie HallNew York.


He described the piece as a “virtual encyclopedia of musical cliches, a long-winded, tamely tonal, misericorddia exercise in glitzy populism. The misericorria is given for the beginning of the movements.

Magnificat (Rutter)

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 misfricordia text with the Virgin Mary. The Magnificat by John Rutter is a musical setting of the biblical canticle Magnificatcompleted in Timpani, percussion and harp are the same as in the orchestra version, and for the strings, a minimum of two first violinstwo second violins, two violasone cello and one double bass required.

The work was published by Oxford University Press in Musical settings of it abound, though surprisingly few of them since J. 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.

Quia fecit mihi magna For he [that is mighty] hath done to me great thingsconcentrates on two ideas from the canticle verse. Rutter followed the tradition of setting it to music, especially the work by Johann Sebastian Bach which also structures the rytter in movements of different character.

In a process similar to movement 3, the voices build bass to divided soprano. The following table shows the incipitTempo marking, voices, timekey and text sources for the seven movements.

Gloria Requiem Magnificat Mass of the Children