Het Magnificat is het eerste grote koorwerk dat Bach componeerde na zijn aanstelling in Leipzig in het voorjaar van 1723. Johann Sebastian Bach’s Magnificat epitomizes the Magnificat setting. The intricacies, symbolism and subtext throughout the piece serve to exalt and magnify God to the highest degree. Soprano Antonella Balducci is too stiff for my taste, projecting her tone with tension and clipping her phrases, but the others are admirable–as good as most on disc. You heard it in the lowest notes of the Fuga sopra il Magnificat, performed on the Rieger organ at the Scots’ Church in Melbourne, Australia, by Douglas Lawrence. You can find out more about this project here. As with all Bach Magnificat performances, your preference will depend on the soloists–after all, seven of the 12 movements belong to them–and they are generally fine here. T his fresco of Saint Thomas Aquinas is found at the Vatican in the Chapel of Pope Nicholas V, a small, private chapel (now part of the Museums) which Nicholas commissioned one of the leading artists of his day to paint: Fra Giovanni of Fiesole (c. 1395–1455), also known as Fra Angelico.. Angelic painter, angelic doctor. (*) Soloists receiving the Bach Scholarship awarded by the Salvat Foundation. “All the music on this CD is associated with the festival of Christmas. Bach wrote the cantata Unser Mund sei voll Lachens (BWV 110) for morning service on Christmas Day 1725, and the first version of the Magnificat in E flat major (BWV 243a) for Vespers on Christmas Day 1723, seven months after the Leipzig town council appointed him cantor of the Thomaskirche. Browse: Bach, J S - Magnificat in E flat major, BWV243a This page lists all recordings of Magnificat in E flat major, BWV243a by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). Cantata No. Digital offer - As low as $1.60 per month: 1 year for $19.99 or 6 months for $14.99. It is taken from the New Testament (Luke 1:46-55), and recounts Mary's prayer after she learned she was pregnant. The flashy, kaleidoscopic Magnificat remains one of Bach's most popular works, and this is one of its best recordings. Johann Sebastian Bach’s Magnificat BWV 243 was composed in its first form in E flat, right at the beginning of Bach’s period in Leipzig, for the Visitation of Mary on 2.7.1723; for a further performance on the 1st day of Christmas, Bach added four extra Christmas movements following a Leipzig tradition. High-quality recordings of the works by Johann Sebastian Bach are made freely available for everyone. The Magnificat in D major is a setting of the Magnificat text by Johann Sebastian Bach for five soloists, a five-part choir and orchestra. And singing Martin Luther’s version of that ancient tune immediately before was … Here we have one of the greatest choral works of all times, Bach's Magnificat. Vulgate. Product Description. Bach wrote the cantata Unser Mund sei voll Lachens for morning service on Christmas Day 1725, and the first version of the Magnificat for Christmas Day 1723, seven months after the Leipzig town council appointed him cantor of the Thomaskirche. The digital version of Magnificat is available online for all devices and as an app on your iPad, iPhone or Android.. Every individual paper subscription includes free digital access. The Latin Magnificat continued to be sung in settings that alternated polyphony and chant, in all eight tones and with appropriate antiphons. All the music on this new SACD from the Netherlands Bach Society is associated with the festival of Christmas. Bach* / Bruckner* - New Philharmonia Chorus And Orchestra*, Daniel Barenboim: Bach* / Bruckner* - New Philharmonia Chorus And Orchestra*, Daniel Barenboim - Magnificat / Te Deum ‎ (LP) His Master's Voice: 7692591: Germany: 1970: Sell This Version Jun 22, 2017 - ‘Suscepit Israel’ from 'Magnificat' (BWV 243) by J.S. Play on Spotify We are not available by phone until further notice. The Magnificat, from the earliest days, has been a part of Catholic Vespers services. Bach wrote the cantata Unser Mund sei voll Lachens (BWV 110) for morning service on Christmas Day 1725, and the first version of the Magnificat in E flat major (BWV 243a) for Vespers on Christmas Day 1723, seven months after the Leipzig town council appointed him cantor of the Thomaskirche. John Eliot Gardiner directs a performance full of energy: his crackerjack choir and orchestra sail through the trickiest passages at high speed without sounding at all … During Bach’s time, Vespers were a common occurrence on Sunday afternoons in Leipzig. Magnificat - Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750): In May 1723 Bach was appointed Kantor of St Thomas, Leipzig - we would probably call him the Director of Music - where he remained until his death in 1750. All of Bach is a project of the Netherlands Bach Society. Johann Sebastian Bach's Magnificat, BWV 243, is a musical setting of the biblical canticle Magnificat.It is scored for five vocal parts (two sopranos, alto, tenor and bass), and a Baroque orchestra including trumpets and timpani. Bach - Magnificat. The Magnificat is the most popular and best-known of all the Gospel canticles, which are Biblical songs from somewhere other than the book of Psalms. Find release reviews and credits for Magnificat - Masaaki Suzuki, Bach Collegium Japan on AllMusic - 1999 - Johann Sebastian Bach technically only has one… It is the first major liturgical composition on a Latin text by Bach.. Gottes Zeit Ist Die Allerbeste Zeit (Actus Tragicus) BWV 106 - Recorded on the 14th of June, 1958, in Turin, Italy. There are still many recordings to be made before the whole of Bach’s oeuvre is online. 4 Quia fecit mihi magna, qui potens est, et sanctum nomen eius, 5 et misericordia eius a progenie in progenies timentibus eum. This gave rise to Magnificat settings for organ in each of these tones, a genre that continued to be composed into the 18th century. And we can’t complete the task without the financial support of our patrons. Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for Bach: Magnificat - … 243 - Recorded on the 5th of April, 1963, in Milan, Italy. Like the Gloria, the Magnificat text comes from the Gospel of Luke—“My soul doth magnify the Lord” (i.46–55)—and it is typically sung at Vespers, the sunset service that was the most musical of the church offices. Most computer users (both Mac and PC) should be able to click … All of Bach is a project of the Netherlands Bach Society. While he was not a seasoned composer of operas like Vivaldi, Bach’s Magnificat is no less dramatic than the Gloria. Het is een ‘ouderwets’ maar riant vijfstemmig werk dat zich van het Latijn bedient, precies zoals die andere witte raaf onder Bachs werken, de ‘Hohe Messe’. BM: Embedded within that short organ piece, written when Bach was in the early stages of his career, is the ancient tune the composer later used in a part of his Magnificat. 6), BWV 650 (BC K27), Magnificat, for 5 voices, 5-part chorus, orchestra & continuo in D major, BWV 243 (BC E14), Orchestral Suite No. All of Bach By Matthijs Klusener. The Magnificat occupies an intriguing place in Bach’s liturgical output, as it is (alongside the Mass in B Minor) one of the few large-scale sacred works which he composed in Latin; being himself a Lutheran and operating professionally within the context of the German Reformation, Bach primarily composed vocal works in German. 1 Magnificat, anima mea, Dominum 2 et exultavit spiritus meus in Deo, salutari meo. “All the music on this CD is associated with the festival of Christmas. High-quality recordings of the works by Johann Sebastian Bach are made freely available for everyone. Johann Sebastian Bach copied Torri's Magnificat around 1742, likely in view of a performance of the work. The Magnificat, Wq 215, H.772, by Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach is a musical setting of the biblical canticle Magnificat as an extended composition for voices and orchestra in nine movements, composed in Berlin in 1749. Showing 1 - 12 of 12 results To support All of Bach and our musicians click here. [15] [17] [18] Having copied the work without much modification apart from merging the parts for bassoon and organ in a single continuo part for unspecified instruments, he added a third trumpet (which he indicated as "Principale" in his manuscript) and timpani to the composition. You can find out more about this project here. The Magnificat in E - flat major, BWV 243a, also BWV 243.1, by Johann Sebastian Bach is a musical setting of the Latin text of the Magnificat Mary s canticle Mo Bach’s Magnificat in D major is one of those rare works in which music and text are brought together in perfect symmetry and harmony, all of its dimensions–rhythms, dynamics (in all senses of the word), and temporal relationships–ideally conceived and supremely functional, not to mention the work’s incredible economy of form and performing resources.