The Seven Magnificat-Antiphones by Arvo Pärt count as one of the few contemporary settings of the vesper. “Even in Estonia, Arvo was getting the same feeling that we were all getting. I love his music, and I love the fact that he is such a brave, talented man. Magnificat, the Canticle of Mary, by Estonian composer Arvo Pärt (b. ) is in the tintinnabuli style invented by the composer himself in the ‘s. Influenced.

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The soprano soloist joins in the tutti sections at times. Quia respexit humilitatem ancillae suae. For He has regarded the lowliness of His handmaiden. At the point after the music has faded away it is particularly remarkable to hear your breath, your heartbeat, the lighting or the air conditioning system, for example.

The original version was for four solo voices and organ, but subsequent versions exist for choir and organ—as here—and choir and strings. The other voices rest a beat before continuing with the second syllable. He has put down the mighty from their seat and has exalted the humble and meek. He has filled the hungry with good things and the rich magnificaat has sent away empty.


Another possible source of lumpiness arises from the frequent occurrence of longer notes magnigicat the middle of a phrase. My soul magnifies the Lord and my spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior.

Et exultavit spiritus meus in Deo salutari meo. Fecit potentiam in bracchio suo, dispersit superbos mente cordis sui.

In my dark hours, I have the certain feeling that everything outside this one thing has mangificat meaning. For he has regarded the lowliness of his handmaiden.

By the end the listening attention magnficat utterly focused. It was written in for the th anniversary of the cathedral in Speyer, South Germany. Mailing List Contact Us. Emmanuel Music in the News Press Releases.

Motet Translations

Sicut locutus est ad patres nostros, Abraham et semini eius in saecula. Update Required To play the media you will need to either update pzrt browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin. This instant and eternity are struggling within us. It is dedicated to the composer Gottfried von Einem.

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Ecce enim ex hoc beatam me dicent omnes generationes. The booming, thumping intercessions of the bass drum serve perhaps as a primeval heartbeat.

Of course, time and popular imagination have artificially manufactured this account of creative metamorphosis. The musical means may be worlds apart, but the temperament and spirit of the man remain the same.

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The extraordinarily compact essay in serial, palindromic layering Perpetuum mobilewritten in and dedicated to Luigi Nono, was presented successfully at numerous new-music festivals around Europe at that time.


Mqgnificat paired-voice passages are strikingly crystalline; in every case, they consist of a single melodic part set against a meditatively repeated note. This one note, or a moment of silence comforts me. I work with very few elements—with one voice, with two voices.

And my spirit rejoices in God my Savior. For the Mighty One has done great things for me, and holy is His name. I love his music, and I love the fact that he is such a brave, talented man.

Arvo Pärt: Magnificat

According to the promise He made to our ancestors, to Abraham and to His descendants forever. Ecce enim ex hoc beatam me dicent omnes generationes, quia fecit mihi magna, qui potens est, et sanctum nomen eius, et misericordia eius in progenies et progenies timentibus eum. Jagnificat from ” https: He has helped His servant Israel in remembrance of His mercy.