Et misericordia (nr. 4 of The part of John Rutter’s Magnificat, performed by the Cambridge Singers. (Everyone who knows me knows that I am a Rutter fan and. Stream “Et misericordia” from John Rutter’s Magnificat by Katrina Thurman from desktop or your mobile device. Et misericordia; Gloria (Magnificat). John Rutter & Patricia Forbes & The Cambridge Singers & City of London Sinfonia & John Rutter. Show performers.
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Et misericordia; Gloria (Magnificat)
The first performance, conducted by the composer, was on 26 May in Carnegie Hallwith soloist Maria Alsatti and the Manhattan Chamber Orchestra. Retrieved from ” https: He offers two versions, for orchestra or chamber ensemble. Rt misericordia And his mercy [is on them that fear him from generation to generation] is sung by the soprano soloist first, repeated by the choir. The composer conducted the first performance in Carnegie Hall on 26 Mayand the first recording with the Cambridge Singers and the City of London Sinfonia.
The … Magnificat — a poetic misericofdia of praise, joy and trust in God, ascribed by Luke to the Virgin Mary on learning that she was to give birth to Christ — has always been one of the most familiar and well-loved of scriptural texts, not least because of its rutrer as a canticle in the Catholic office of Vespers and in Anglican Evensong. The information is given for the beginning of the movements. Quia fecit mihi magna For he [that is mighty] hath done to me great thingsconcentrates on two ideas from the canticle verse.
The chamber version replaces the brass mostly by the organ and uses only one each of flute, oboe, clarinet and horn.
The alto begins, marked “dolce and tranquillo” sweet and calm a melody of ten measures, beginning like the first motiv but more flowing. The short refrain is first sung by the soprano alone, immediately repeated by soprano, alto and tenor, the voices in unison but for triads on “lovely”.
The soprano and alto enter in unison Magnificat anima mea My soul doth magnify [the Lord]. In a process similar to movement 3, the voices build bass to divided soprano. The source for the details is the vocal score,  unless otherwise noted.
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Sancta Mariaasking “for support of humanity, including the needy, the timid, the clergy, women, and ruttee laity”. Marked “Andante maestoso”, the choral movement in D major opens with solemn dotted rhythms,  features of the French overture.
Rutter scored the work for a female soloist, soprano or mezzo-sopranowho at times represents Mary, and a mixed choir, usually SATBbut sometimes with divided parts. Fecit potentiam He hath shewed strength begins with irregular energetic rhythms. Set against this many of the lyrical passages are amongst his finest. The orchestra consists of . CITEREFBach A repeat of the text and the motifs of verse 1 concludes the movement, ending on Magnificatwithout retard, with accents on each syllable and cut short.
The vocal motif of Magnificat leaps up a major sixth and rises even higher. She is seen as a rose bush with five branches: The Magnificat by John Rutter is a musical setting of the biblical canticle Magnificatcompleted in The beginning of the third verse, Quia respexit humilitatem For he hath regarded the low estate [of his handmaiden]is rendered even simpler: The second idea of the verse, Et sanctum nomen eius And holy is his misericorsiabuilds similarly. The work was published by Oxford University Press in Rutter followed the tradition of setting it to music, especially the work by Johann Sebastian Bach which also structures the text in movements of different character.
Critical reception has been mixed, appreciating that the “orchestration is brilliant and very colourful”  and “the music weaves a magical spell of balm and peace”,  but also experiencing a “virtual encyclopedia of musical cliches, a … predictable exercise in glitzy populism”. The composition is closed with the doxology Gloria Patri Glory be to the Father. The following table shows the incipitTempo marking, voices, timekey and text sources for the seven movements.
This page was last edited on 16 Octoberat Timpani, percussion and harp are the same as in the orchestra version, and for the strings, a minimum of two first violinstwo second violins, two violasone cello and one double bass required.
Musical settings of it abound, though surprisingly few of them since J. A reviewer notes that Rutter “emphasises the joy experienced by a … soon to be mother”, with “a good balance between the extrovert and intimate”, and singable melodies with an understanding for the voice.
The Beatles Concerto Suite Antique Carnegie HallNew York. Mary sings the song on the occasion of her visit to Elizabethas narrated in the Gospel of Luke Luke 1: The second verse, Et exultavit spiritus meus And my spirit hath rejoicedis sung first by soprano and alto in third parallels.
He described the piece as a “virtual encyclopedia of musical cliches, a long-winded, tamely tonal, predictable exercise in glitzy populism. It is repeated after the first stanza by soprano and tenor in unison. The basses sing a short call which dominates the movement, first marked “pp marcato”. Views Read Edit View history. A motif alternating a measure of six undulating eighth-notes and a measure of one long note dominates the movement.
Albans Cathedral conducted by Andrew Lucas, summarizes that “the faster dynamic sections rely too heavily on formulaic use of ostinato rhythms and Rutter fingerprint instrumental colours.