Full score - chamber version
Forces or Category: Soprano/mezzo-soprano solo, SATB, orchestra/chamber ensemble
Orchestration: fl, ob, cl, bn, hn, timp, perc (glock, SD, crash cym, sus cym, tamb, bongos), org, hp, str (min: 2/2/2/1/1)
for SATB and chamber ensemble
Magnificat is a joyous celebration of the Virgin Mary, inspired by feast-day festivities in countries such as Spain, Mexico, and Puerto Rico. Following the example of Bach, Rutter here extends the text to include poems and prayers.