Journals Higher Education


Sheet Music

Published: 31 January 2013

Duration: 40 minutes

Difficulty: Moderately Difficult

Suitable For: Evening Prayer

176 Pages | 12.8 x 9.7 inches

ISBN: 9780193364783

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John Rutter


Full score - orchestral version

Forces or Category: Soprano/mezzo-soprano solo, SATB, orchestra/chamber ensemble

Orchestration: 2 fl, 2 ob, 2 cl, 2 bn, 4 hn, 3 tpt, 2 tbn, btbn, tba, timp, 2 perc (glock, SD, crash cym, sus cym, tamb, bongos), hp, str

for SATB and orchestra
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. The full score is presented in a handsome, cloth-bound edition.