Mary's hymn (Magnificat) (Peter Bird)

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  • CPDL #14505:      (Sibelius 4)
Editor: Peter Bird (submitted 2007-04-25).   Score information: Letter, 15 pages, 173 kB   Copyright: Personal
Copyright © 2007 by George Peter Bird. This edition may be freely distributed, duplicated, performed, and recorded.
Edition notes: No variations in tempo or dynamic are marked; these are left to the discretion of the performers.

General Information

Title: Mary's hymn (Magnificat)
Composer: Peter Bird

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB (sometimes divisi)
Genre: SacredEvening Canticles

Languages: English, Latin
Instruments: optional organ accompaniment.

First published: 2007

Description: Opening theme stated by S is followed one measure later by A (canon at the 5th) and sung at 1/2 and 1/3 speeds by T and B, respectively (prolation canon). Mid-section is free polyphony and familiar style. Ending repeats canon above Gregorian tone VIIIG, one of the set used to sing the Magnificat in Latin.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Magnificat and Gloria Patri.