The Heilig (ie Sanctus) for double choir turns up on this Harmonia Mundi recording that recreates part of a Hamburg charity concert in , the last time Bach. The San Francisco Choral Society performed the Magnificat in D by C.P.E. Bach in and I believe music must, first and foremost, stir the heart. Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: Magnificat; Motet “Heilig ist Gott”.
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It is the composer’s first extant major choral composition. In Leipzig, where the composer grew up, the Magnificat was regularly part of Sunday services, sung in German on ordinary Sundays but more elaborately pce in Latin on the high holidays Christmas, Easter and Pentecost and on the three Marian feasts AnnunciationVisitation and Purification.
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Bach’s setting of the Magnificat was first performed on 2 Julythe boy was nine years old, ten years later his father transposed it to D major and performed it again. Bach set the text in the same key as the later version, formally as a cantatain in Berlin where he was a harpsichordist at the court of Frederick the Great.
Some sources magnivicat that Bach composed the piece to apply for the title of Hofkapellmeister at the court of Amaliethe king’s sister,  others suggest that he composed it to apply for his father’s post as Thomaskantor in Leipzig.
The composer chose the work to conclude a charity concert which he conducted in Hamburg in for the Medizinisches Armeninstitut.
The concert began with the Credo from his father’s Mass in B minorfollowed by two excerpts from Handel’s Messiahthe Hallelujah Chorus and the aria I know that my redeemer livethboth sung in German.
The canticle Magnificat was often set to music in short works for liturgical use, being a regular part of Catholic vespers and Anglican evensong.
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This work is an extended setting, along with his father’s setting and the Magnificat by John Rutter. Bach scored the work in Magmificat major for four vocal soloists soprano Salto Atenor T and bass Ba SATB four-part choir, and a Baroque orchestra of two traverse flutes Fttwo oboes Obtwo horns Cobassoon Fgtwo violins Vlviola Va and basso continuo Bcwith three trumpets and timpani ad libitum.
It msgnificat about 42 minutes to perform. The Magnificat setting consists of seven movements for the text of the canticle Luke 1: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach.
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Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: Magnificat in D – San Francisco Choral Society