Magnificat für gemischten Chor
Last updated: 03.09.21
Composer: Arvo Pärt (1935-)
Publication: Magnificat für gemischten Chor
Publisher: Universal Edition
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Language: Latin
Parts: Soprano Solo/2 Sopranos/Alto/Tenor/Bass
Choir: KITO Chor
Written in 1989 Arvo Pärt dedicated this work to Christian Grube and the Staats- und Domchor Berlin. The composition employs the tintinnabuli style which Pärt invented in the mid-1970s. Highly technical for this amateur, please check the Wiki link below for a detailed analysis of this beautiful piece.
For me when mostly the only bass in the Kito Choir, it was probably the most demanding piece I have ever sung. There are no fixed bar-lines together with long drawn out notes which demands complete attention to the conductor. As a person with as strong sense of rhythm, initially my inner metronome was at odds with the conductor. In the early 2000s I did not have the benefit of YouTube which makes life so much easier today. A very ambitious but rewarding work for small vocal ensembles.

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youtube15.jpg Arvo Pärt - Magnificat (1989) (7:07) Estonian Chamber Choir
youtube15.jpg Magnificat - Arvo Pärt (8:25) Schola Cantorum, Stellenbosch