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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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Rutter scored the work for a female soloist, soprano or mezzo-sopranowho at times represents Mary, and a mixed choir, usually SATBmisericordiz sometimes with divided parts.

In a process similar to movement 3, the voices build bass to divided soprano. The second idea of the verse, Et sanctum nomen eius And holy is his namebuilds similarly. The music is based on movement 3, repeating the dotted rhythm and the building from miserucordia to two sopranos.

It is a daily part in Catholic vesper services and Anglican Evening Prayer. 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.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The following table shows the incipitTempo marking, voices, timekey and text sources for urtter seven movements. She is seen as a rose bush with five branches: The music includes elements of Latin American music.

Magnificat by John Rutter The composer, The alto begins, marked “dolce and tranquillo” sweet and calm a melody of ten measures, beginning like the first motiv but more flowing. The composition is closed with the doxology Gloria Patri Glory be to the Father. The vocal motif of Magnificat leaps up a major sixth and rises even higher. While the bass sings the line first, the tenor adds a sequence of sustained notes rising step by step one fifth.

Fecit potentiam He hath shewed strength begins with irregular energetic rhythms. He offers two versions, for orchestra or chamber ensemble.

Et misericordia; Gloria (Magnificat)

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. These images of outdoor celebration were, I think, somewhere in my mind as I wrote, though I misericordoa not fully conscious of the fact till afterwards. The beginning of the third verse, Quia respexit humilitatem For he hath regarded the low estate [of his handmaiden]is rendered even simpler: Bach’s time give the text extended treatment.


Misericordla 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.

Magnificat (Rutter)

Quia fecit mihi magna For he [that is mighty] hath done to me great thingsconcentrates on two ideas from the canticle verse. I had long wished to write an extended Magnificat, but was not sure how to approach it until I found my starting point in the association of the text with the Virgin Mary.

The text of the doxology in the last movement is interspersed with a prayer to Mary, ” Sancta Maria, succure miseris ” Holy Mary, help those in need. Views Read Edit View history. Rutter frequently shifts tempo, key and time.

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A motif alternating a measure of six undulating eighth-notes and a measure of one long note dominates the movement. The Beatles Concerto Suite Antique 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 second verse, Et exultavit spiritus meus And my spirit hath rejoicedis sung first by soprano and alto in third parallels. The information is given for the beginning of the movements.

The orchestra consists of [1].


Musicologist John Bawden ruttre that Rutter’s work has several features in common with Bach’s setting: The … Magnificat — a poetic outpouring ,isericordia praise, joy and trust in God, ascribed by Luke misericoreia 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 inclusion as a canticle in the Catholic office of Vespers and in Anglican Evensong.


The Magnificat by Misericoria Rutter is a musical setting of the biblical canticle Magnificatcompleted in The chamber version replaces the brass mostly by the organ and uses only one each of flute, oboe, clarinet and horn. 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.

Retrieved from ” https: In countries such as Spain, Mexico and Puerto Rico, feast days of the Virgin are joyous opportunities for people to take rutteg the streets and celebrate with singing, dancing and processions. Critical reception has been mixed, appreciating that the “orchestration is brilliant and very colourful” [2] and “the music weaves a magical spell of balm and peace”, [3] but also experiencing a “virtual encyclopedia of musical cliches, a … predictable exercise in glitzy populism”.

Then it is repeated five times, beginning with only the basses, marked piano, adding the motif in a higher part each time, with two sopranos, and increasing volume and intensity.

It is repeated after the first stanza by soprano and tenor in unison. Marked “Tranquil and flowing”, it imitates chant singing, with flexible times and in doric mode.

The work was published by Oxford University Press in Sancta Mariaasking “for support e humanity, including the needy, the timid, the clergy, women, and the laity”. This page was last edited on 16 Octoberat 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”.

Mary sings the song on the occasion of her visit rutger Elizabethmisdricordia narrated in the Gospel of Luke Luke 1: The soprano and alto enter in unison Magnificat anima mea My soul doth magnify [the Lord]. 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.