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Donald Kendrick - Magnificat



Arranger:      Donald Kendrick
Accompaniment:      A Cappella
Music Category:      Early Music
Format:      Sheet Music
Item Code:      SBMP185

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Following the unison plainchant opening, Kendrick provides a dramatic setting of the text utilizing both rhythmic variety, and the feel of the plainsong.

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Various Arrangers : Sacred Christmas Carols for Women's Voices : SSAA : Sheet Music Collection

Various Arrangers : Sacred Christmas Carols for Women's Voices

Joan Szymko's 3 part arrangement of 'Ave Maria' is beautiful and moving. It is simple, yet profound. Her arrangement also comes with a helpful phonunciation and translation guide. The text of the 'Magnificat' depicts the scene when the Angel Gabriel came to Mary to tell her of the good news that she has been chosen to bear the son of God. This touching moment is captured in the opening plainchant and polyphony, Mary's joy is unveiled in the ensuing dance-like figuration which follows. Another gem by Joan Symko, Hodie, opens with the soprano section, adding the rest of the choir at measure 12. This vigorous take on the Vespers Aniphon is a great addition to your womens choir's holiday concert. David V. Montoya's 'Ave Maria' is written for 4 part women's voices and it is not to be missed. A contemporary version in english, this arrangement's soprano line could easily lend itself well to either a soloist or a group of sopranos. J. Edmund Hughes' arrangement of 'Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming' is quite different than most arrangements of this tune out there. It incorporates a nice solo in the alto line to be sung inbetween the typical verses. The 'background vocals' singing the typical harmonies start out with 3 parts, then grow to 6 parts by the end. This is an exquisite arrangement!

Songlist: Ave Maria, Magnificat, Hodie, Lo, How A Rose E'er Blooming

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Voicing: SSAA | 9459b | Sheet Music Collection | $5.45 | A Cappella
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