Magnificat III

Giles SwayneGZ093
Four solo voices ATBB | Duration: 6½ minutes

Commissioned by the East Neuk Festival for the Orlando Consort, who gave the first performance at St Monan’s Kirk, East Neuk on 3rd July 2008. An introduction, based on plainsong Antiphons from the feast of the Visitation, describes Mary’s journey from Nazareth to Judah, her arrival, and the leaping of her cousin Elizabeth’s unborn child in her womb.

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Magnificat II

Giles SwayneGZ044
SATB choir | SATB soloists | Organ | Duration: 8½ minutes

First performed in Minneapolis in December 2004 by Plymouth Congregational Church Choir, conducted by Philip Brunelle. Swayne’s Magnificat I, written in 1982, is in the repertoire of choirs all over the world. This setting (also in Latin) is simpler, being scored for four–part choir supported by organ; but is just as dramatic, with four full–blooded solo parts.

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