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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A reviewer notes that Rutter “emphasises the joy experienced by a … misericorvia to be mother”, with “a good balance between the extrovert and intimate”, and singable melodies with an understanding for the voice.

The Beatles Concerto Suite Antique The first performance, conducted by the composer, was on 26 May in Carnegie Hallwith soloist Maria Alsatti and the Manhattan Chamber Orchestra. The second idea of the verse, Et sanctum nomen eius And holy is his namebuilds similarly. She is seen as a rose bush with five branches: Carnegie HallNew York. While the bass sings the line first, the tenor adds a sequence of sustained notes rising step by step one fifth.

Magnificat (Rutter) – Wikipedia

Quia fecit mihi magna Rutyer he [that is mighty] hath done to me great thingsconcentrates on two ideas from the canticle verse. Musicologist John Bawden notes that Rutter’s work has several features in common with Bach’s setting: The second verse, Et exultavit spiritus meus And my spirit hath rejoicedis sung first by soprano and alto in third parallels.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use missricordia Privacy Policy. The source for the details is the vocal score, [1] unless otherwise noted. Sancta Mariaasking “for support of humanity, including the needy, the timid, the clergy, women, and the laity”.

The composition is closed with the doxology Gloria Patri Glory be to the Father.


The alto begins, marked “dolce and tranquillo” sweet and calm a melody of ten measures, beginning like the first motiv but more flowing. The vocal motif of Magnificat leaps up a major sixth and rises even higher. 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”.


Magnificat by John Rutter The composer, Marked “Tranquil and flowing”, it imitates chant singing, with flexible times and in doric mode. The music includes elements of Latin American music. Views Read Edit View history.

Et misericordia; Gloria (Magnificat)

Then it is repeated five times, beginning with only the basses, marked piano, adding the motif in a higher part each time, with two sopranos, and increasing volume and intensity. Rutter inserted an anonymous English poem from the 15th century, Of a Rose, a lovely Roseas the second movement.

Bach’s time give the text extended treatment. Miserivordia A repeat of the text and the motifs of verse 1 concludes the movement, ending on Miserciordiawithout retard, with accents on each syllable and cut short. Mary sings the song on the occasion of her visit to Elizabethas narrated in the Gospel of Luke Luke 1: Gloria Requiem Magnificat Mass of the Children 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.

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. The orchestra consists of [1]. The music is based on movement 3, repeating the dotted rhythm and the building from bass to two sopranos.

The work was published by Oxford University Press in He described the piece as a “virtual encyclopedia of musical cliches, a long-winded, tamely tonal, predictable exercise in glitzy populism. Fecit potentiam He hath shewed strength begins with irregular energetic rhythms. The soprano and alto enter in unison Magnificat anima mea My soul doth magnify [the Lord].


It is repeated after the first stanza by soprano and tenor in unison. The composer conducted the first performance in Carnegie Hall on miserlcordia Mayand the first recording with the Cambridge Singers and the City of London Sinfonia.

He offers two versions, for orchestra or chamber ensemble. Set against this many of the lyrical passages are amongst his finest. 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. Misericordka following table shows the incipitTempo marking, voices, timekey and text sources for the seven movements.

These images of outdoor celebration were, I think, somewhere in my mind as I wrote, though I was not fully conscious of the fact till afterwards. 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.

Magnificat (Rutter)

It is a daily part in Catholic vesper services and Anglican Evening Prayer. Critical reception has been mixed, appreciating that the “orchestration is misericorria 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”.

The beginning of the third verse, Quia respexit humilitatem For he hath regarded the low estate [of his handmaiden]is rendered even simpler: The information is given for the beginning of the movements.