Magnificat (Johann Sebastian Bach)

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  • (Posted 2016-10-05)   CPDL #41328:  Network.png
Contributor: Paolo Pandolfo (submitted 2016-10-05).  Score information: A4, 66 pages, 6.05 MB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Scan of the Bach Gesellschaft edition
  • (Posted 2012-11-19)   CPDL #27565:   
Editor: Ian Loeppky (submitted 2012-11-11).   Score information: Letter, 30 pages, 1.61 MB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Chorus parts only.
  • (Posted 2011-05-23)   CPDL #23595:   
Editor: Calebe Barros (submitted 2011-05-20).   Score information: A4, 64 pages, 624 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Complete score with vocal and orchestral parts.
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Individual movements

1. Magnificat
  • CPDL #04380:  Network.png PDF, MIDI and NoteWorthy Composer
Editor: James R. Jennings (submitted 2002-12-19).   Score information: Letter, 23 pages, 675 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Complete score with all vocal and orchestral parts. All known errors have been corrected as of this writing (see discussion).
  • CPDL #04396:  Network.png MIDI and NoteWorthy Composer
Editor: James R. Jennings (submitted 2002-12-19).   Score information: Letter, 12 pages, 298 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: piano-vocal score. All known errors have been corrected as of this writing (see discussion).
2. Et exsultavit
  • CPDL #04381:  Network.png PDF, MIDI and NoteWorthy Composer
Editor: James R. Jennings (submitted 2002-12-19).   Score information: Letter, 768 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Complete score with all vocal and orchestral parts. Movement A can be inserted at the end of this movement.
  • CPDL #04397:  Network.png MIDI and NoteWorthy Composer
Editor: James R. Jennings (submitted 2002-12-19).   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: piano-vocal score. Movement A can be inserted at the end of this movement.
3. Quia respexit humilitatem
  • CPDL #04382:  Network.png PDF, MIDI and NoteWorthy Composer
Editor: James R. Jennings (submitted 2002-12-19).   Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 119 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Complete score with all vocal and orchestral parts. All known errors have been corrected as of this writing (see discussion).
  • CPDL #04398:  Network.png MIDI and NoteWorthy Composer
Editor: James R. Jennings (submitted 2002-12-19).   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: piano-vocal score. All known errors have been corrected as of this writing (see discussion).
4. Omnes generationes
  • CPDL #04383:  Network.png PDF, MIDI and NoteWorthy Composer
Editor: James R. Jennings (submitted 2002-12-19).   Score information: Letter, 13 pages, 336 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Complete score with all vocal and orchestral parts
  • CPDL #04399:  Network.png MIDI and NoteWorthy Composer
Editor: James R. Jennings (submitted 2002-12-19).   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: piano-vocal score
5. Quia fecit mihi magna
  • CPDL #04384:  Network.png PDF, MIDI and NoteWorthy Composer
Editor: James R. Jennings (submitted 2002-12-19).   Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 131 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Complete score with all vocal and orchestral parts. Movement B can be inserted at the end of this movement.
  • CPDL #04400:  Network.png MIDI and NoteWorthy Composer
Editor: James R. Jennings (submitted 2002-12-19).   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: piano-vocal score. Movement B can be inserted at the end of this movement.
6. Et misericordia
  • CPDL #04385:  Network.png PDF, MIDI and NoteWorthy Composer
Editor: James R. Jennings (submitted 2002-12-19).   Score information: Letter, 7 pages, 218 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Complete score with all vocal and orchestral parts
  • CPDL #04401:  Network.png MIDI and NoteWorthy Composer
Editor: James R. Jennings (submitted 2002-12-19).   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: piano-vocal score
7. Fecit potentiam
  • CPDL #04386:  Network.png PDF, MIDI and NoteWorthy Composer
Editor: James R. Jennings (submitted 2002-12-19).   Score information: Letter, 11 pages, 270 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Complete score with all vocal and orchestral parts. Movement C can be inserted at the end of this movement.
  • CPDL #04402:  Network.png MIDI and NoteWorthy Composer
Editor: James R. Jennings (submitted 2002-12-19).   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: piano-vocal score. Movement C can be inserted at the end of this movement.
8. Deposuit potentes
  • CPDL #04387:  Network.png PDF, MIDI and NoteWorthy Composer
Editor: James R. Jennings (submitted 2002-12-19).   Score information: Letter, 7 pages, 224 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Complete score with all vocal and orchestral parts
  • CPDL #04403:  Network.png MIDI and NoteWorthy Composer
Editor: James R. Jennings (submitted 2002-12-19).   }Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: piano-vocal score
9. Esurientes
  • CPDL #04388:  Network.png PDF, MIDI and NoteWorthy Composer
Editor: James R. Jennings (submitted 2002-12-19).   Score information: Letter, 8 pages, 232 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Complete score with all vocal and orchestral parts. Movement D can be inserted at the end of this movement.
  • CPDL #04404:  Network.png MIDI and NoteWorthy Composer
Editor: James R. Jennings (submitted 2002-12-19).   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: piano-vocal score. Movement D can be inserted at the end of this movement.
10. Suscepit Israel
  • CPDL #04389:  Network.png PDF, MIDI and NoteWorthy Composer
Editor: James R. Jennings (submitted 2002-12-19).   Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 82 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Complete score with all vocal and orchestral parts
  • CPDL #04405:  Network.png MIDI and NoteWorthy Composer
Editor: James R. Jennings (submitted 2002-12-19).   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: piano-vocal score
  • CPDL #08037:  Vocal score:  , cello part:  , and oboe part:  
Editor: Drew Collins (submitted 2004-10-11).   Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 84 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Vocal score, cello part, and oboe part) separately. Previously hosted on external site. Uploaded to CPDL server 2008-03-06.
11. Sicut locutus est
  • CPDL #00620:        (Finale 1998)
Editor: Vladimir Ursic (submitted 1999-12-07).   Score information: Letter, 5 pages, 277 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: vocal score. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • CPDL #04390:  Network.png PDF, MIDI and NoteWorthy Composer
Editor: James R. Jennings (submitted 2002-12-19).   Score information: Letter, 6 pages, 111 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Complete score with all vocal and orchestral parts
  • CPDL #04406:  Network.png MIDI and NoteWorthy Composer
Editor: James R. Jennings (submitted 2002-12-19).   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: piano-vocal score
  • CPDL #08660:  Network.png PDF, MIDI and LilyPond files)
Editor: Nancho Alvarez (submitted 2004-11-30).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 71 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: individual parts) as midi files. also) as Postscript file.
12. Gloria
  • CPDL #04410:      Network.png (NoteWorthy Composer)
Editor: James R. Jennings (submitted 2002-12-19).   Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 231 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: piano-vocal score, can be added to 'Magnificat (BWV 243); (Transposed to D M, original in E flat M)'
  • CPDL #04394:    Network.png (NoteWorthy Composer)
Editor: James R. Jennings (submitted 2002-12-19).   Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 329 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: can be added to 'Magnificat (BWV 243);(Transposed to D M, original in E flat M)'
  • CPDL #04391:  Network.png PDF, MIDI and NoteWorthy Composer
Editor: James R. Jennings (submitted 2002-12-19).   Score information: Letter, 10 pages, 247 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Complete score with all vocal and orchestral parts
  • CPDL #04407:  Network.png MIDI and NoteWorthy Composer
Editor: James R. Jennings (submitted 2002-12-19).   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: piano-vocal score


A. Vom Himmel hoch (optional, may be inserted following movement 2)
  • CPDL #04392:  Network.png PDF, MIDI and NoteWorthy Composer
Editor: James R. Jennings (submitted 2002-12-19).   Score information: Letter, 7 pages, 126 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Complete score with all vocal and orchestral parts, transposed to D
  • CPDL #04408:  Network.png MIDI and NoteWorthy Composer
Editor: James R. Jennings (submitted 2002-12-19).   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: piano-vocal score, transposed to D
  • CPDL #18954:        (Finale 2008)
Editor: Roel Griffioen (submitted 2009-02-22).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 84 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: vocal score, transposed to D. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

B. Freut euch und jubiliert (optional, may be inserted following movement 5)

C. Gloria in excelsis Deo (optional, may be inserted following movement 7)

D. Virga Jesse floruit (optional, may be inserted following movement 9)
  • CPDL #04395:  Network.png PDF, MIDI and NoteWorthy Composer
Editor: James R. Jennings (submitted 2002-12-19).   Score information: Letter   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Complete score with all vocal and orchestral parts, transposed to E
  • CPDL #04411:  Network.png PDF, MIDI and NoteWorthy Composer
Editor: James R. Jennings (submitted 2002-12-19).   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: piano-vocal score, transposed to E

General Information

Title: Magnificat
Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: SSATB
Genre: SacredEvening Canticles

Language: Latin
Instruments: Orchestra (2 [[:Category:Wind ensemble accompaniment|flutes]][[Category:Wind ensemble accompaniment]], 2 oboes, 3 trumpets, timpani, strings, continuo)


Published:

Description: Among surviving manuscripts of works by Johann Sebastian Bach, there exist an E flat major version and D major version of the Magnificat. The E flat version contains all of the movements available here, but the D major version includes only movements 1 - 12 (i. e. not movements A - D, which are specific to Christmas). None of the electronic editions available here, however, utilize the tonality of the E flat version. Editions of movements A - D, found only in the E flat version, have all been transposed to fit with a D major tonality for the Magnificat.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Magnificat.