Magnificat a 4 da cappella
This exuberant “Magnificat” setting is written entirely in the ‘old church’ polyphonic style or ‘stile antico’, based upon and unified by a Gregorian chant theme. In keeping with the long standing tradition of the Venetian school, the work is accompanied by a traditional Baroque mixed consort of strings, trumpets, and continuo. The strings and continuo double the chorus parts while the trumpet adds an air of brilliance as it soars above the sopranos. The “Gloria Patri” concludes the work in a majestic triple fugue. A recording of this work is available on “Gloriae Dei Cantores” 014, “San Marco 1527-1740.” An order may be placed simultaneously with the octavo purchase.