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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Set against this many of the lyrical passages are amongst his finest. 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. He described the piece as a “virtual encyclopedia of musical cliches, a long-winded, tamely tonal, predictable exercise in glitzy populism.
While the bass sings the line first, the tenor adds a sequence of sustained notes rising step by step one ruttsr. The short refrain is first sung by the soprano alone, ruhter repeated by soprano, alto and tenor, the voices in unison but for triads on “lovely”.
A motif alternating a measure of six undulating eighth-notes and a measure of one long note dominates the movement. The work was published by Oxford University Press in This page was last edited on 16 Octoberat These images of outdoor celebration were, I think, somewhere in my mind as I wrote, though I was not fully conscious of the fact till afterwards.
Magnificat by John Rutter The composer, Rutter inserted an anonymous English poem from the 15th century, Of a Rose, a lovely Roseas the second movement. Marked “Tranquil and flowing”, it imitates chant singing, with flexible times and in doric mode.
Carnegie HallNew York. 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.
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. He offers two versions, for orchestra or chamber ensemble.
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The following table shows the incipitTempo marking, voices, timekey and text sources for the seven movements. I rutterr conscious of following Bach’s example in adding to the liturgical text — with the lovely old English poem ‘Of a Rose’ and the prayer ‘Sancta Maria’ both of which strengthen the Marian connection and with the interpolated ‘Sanctus’, sung to the Gregorian chant of the Missa cum jubilo in the third movement.
The music includes elements of Latin American music. Bach’s time give the text extended treatment. Sancta Mariaasking “for support of humanity, including the needy, the timid, the clergy, women, and the laity”. 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.
Mary sings the song on the occasion of her visit to Elizabethas narrated in the Gospel of Luke Luke 1: The alto begins, marked “dolce and tranquillo” sweet and calm a melody of ten measures, beginning like the first motiv but more flowing.
The source for the details is the vocal score,  unless otherwise noted. The … Magnificat — a poetic outpouring 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 inclusion as a canticle in the Catholic office of Vespers and in Anglican Evensong.
The music is based on movement 3, repeating the dotted rhythm and the building from bass to two sopranos. 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 Magnificat by John Rutter is a musical setting of the biblical canticle Magnificatcompleted in Fecit potentiam He hath shewed strength begins with irregular energetic rhythms. 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.
Et misericordia; Gloria (Magnificat)
It is a daily part in Catholic vesper services and Anglican Evening Prayer. Rutter followed the tradition of setting it to music, especially the work by Johann Sebastian Bach which also structures the miisericordia in movements of different character. Retrieved from ” https: The extended composition in seven movements “for soprano or mezzo-soprano solo, mixed choir, and orchestra or chamber ensemble ”  is based on the Latin text, interspersed with ” Of misericoria Rose, a lovely Rose “, an anonymous English poem on Marian themesthe beginning of the Sanctus and a prayer to Mary.
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. While the canticle Magnificat was often set to music, being a regular miserifordia of Catholic vespers and Anglican evensongRutter’s work is one of few extended settings, along with Bach’s composition.
J. RUTTER – MAGNIFICAT
It is repeated after the first stanza by soprano and tenor in unison. 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.
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 first performance, conducted by the composer, was on 26 May in Carnegie Hallwith soloist Maria Alsatti and the Manhattan Chamber Orchestra.
The basses sing a short call which dominates the movement, first marked “pp marcato”. The vocal motif of Magnificat leaps up a major sixth and rises even higher.
The Beatles Concerto Suite Antique The second idea of the verse, Et sanctum nomen eius And holy is his namebuilds similarly.