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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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He described the piece as a “virtual encyclopedia of musical cliches, a long-winded, tamely tonal, predictable exercise in glitzy populism. It is repeated after the first stanza by soprano and tenor in unison. 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.

The chamber version replaces the brass mostly by the organ and uses only one each of flute, oboe, clarinet and horn.

Magnificat (Rutter) – Wikipedia

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.

The work was published by Oxford University Press in By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Rutter inserted an anonymous English poem from the 15th century, Of a Rose, a lovely Roseas the second movement.

Views Read Edit View history. The vocal motif of Magnificat leaps up a major sixth and rises even higher. Et 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.

The extended composition in seven movements “for soprano or mezzo-soprano solo, mixed choir, and orchestra or chamber ensemble ” [1] is based on the Latin rutterr, interspersed with ” Of a Rose, a lovely Rose “, an anonymous English poem on Marian themesthe beginning of the Sanctus and a prayer to Mary.


Et misericordia; Gloria (Magnificat)

Compositions by John Rutter Magnificat settings compositions. I was 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.


While the canticle Magnificat was often set to music, being a regular part of Catholic vespers and Anglican rutyerRutter’s work is one of few extended settings, along with Bach’s composition. In countries such as Spain, Mexico and Puerto Rico, feast days of the Virgin are joyous opportunities for people to take to rjtter streets and celebrate with misericotdia, dancing and processions.

While the bass sings the line first, the tenor adds a sequence of sustained notes rising step by step one fifth.

The composer conducted the first performance in Carnegie Hall on 26 Mayand ,isericordia first recording with the Cambridge Singers and the City of London Sinfonia. The Magnificat by John Rutter is a musical setting of the biblical canticle Magnificatcompleted in The Beatles Concerto Suite Antique This page was last edited on 16 Octoberat The music is based on movement 3, repeating the dotted rhythm and the building from bass to two sopranos. The soprano and alto enter in unison Magnificat anima mea My soul doth magnify [the Lord].

The first performance, conducted by the composer, was on 26 May in Carnegie Hallwith soloist Maria Alsatti and the Manhattan Chamber Orchestra.


The beginning of the third verse, Quia respexit humilitatem For he hath regarded the low estate [of his handmaiden]is rendered even simpler: Marked “Andante maestoso”, the choral movement in D major opens with solemn dotted rhythms, [29] features of the French overture. Sancta Mariaasking “for support of humanity, including the needy, the timid, mieericordia clergy, women, and the laity”.

She is seen as a rose bush with five branches: The following table shows the incipitTempo marking, voices, timekey and text sources for the seven movements.

Marked “Tranquil and flowing”, it imitates chant singing, with flexible times and in doric mode. Musicologist John Bawden notes that Rutter’s work has several features in common with Bach’s setting: It is a daily part in Catholic vesper services and Anglican Evening Prayer.

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Ruyter information is given for the beginning of the movements. Magnificat by John Rutter The composer, 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.

Retrieved from ” https: The second idea of the verse, Et sanctum nomen eius And holy is his namebuilds similarly.

Then it is repeated five times, beginning with only the basses, marked piano, rufter the motif in a higher part each time, with two sopranos, and increasing volume and intensity. 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. Rutter followed the tradition of setting it to music, especially the work by Johann Sebastian Bach which also structures the text in movements of different character.

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”.

Set against this many of the lyrical passages are amongst his finest. In a process similar to movement 3, the voices build bass to divided soprano.

The music includes elements of Latin American music. Misricordia 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.

The source for the details is the vocal score, [1] unless misericorria noted. 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. Rutter frequently shifts tempo, key and time.