Magnificat Primi Toni 'Anima mea' (Cristóbal de Morales)

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  • (Posted 2015-06-20)   CPDL #35837:   
Editor: Joshua Xerri (submitted 2015-06-20).   Score information: A4, 12 pages, 929 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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  • CPDL #12005:        (Capella 5)
Editor: Michael Wendel (submitted 2006-07-14).   Score information: A4, 7 pages, 154 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: See composer pages for links to other Magnificat settings. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: Magnificat Primi Toni 'Anima mea'
Composer: Cristóbal de Morales

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredEvening Canticles

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1545
Source: Bayerische Staatsbibliothek Munich, 4° Mus.pr.106/8

Description: During the Renaissance, magnificats were often sung in alternatim, that is with alternating verses of plainsong and polyphony. For this reason, the 'eight' Magnificats of Morales, were published as 16 Magnificats with the understanding that plainsong chant would be used.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Magnificat.