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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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 second idea of the verse, Et sanctum nomen eius And holy is his namebuilds similarly.
The composer conducted the first performance in Carnegie Hall on 26 Mayand the first recording with the Cambridge Singers and the City of London Sinfonia. Albans 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.
A reviewer ruhter that Misericoordia “emphasises the joy experienced by a … soon to be mother”, with “a good balance between the extrovert and intimate”, and singable melodies with an understanding for the voice.
The beginning of the third verse, Quia respexit humilitatem For he hath regarded the low estate [of his handmaiden]is rendered even simpler: Mary sings the song on the occasion of her visit to Elizabethas narrated in the Gospel of Luke Luke 1: Set against this many of the lyrical passages are amongst his finest.
In countries such as Spain, Mexico and Puerto Rico, feast days of the Virgin are joyous opportunities for people to take to the streets and celebrate with singing, dancing and processions. The text of the doxology in the misericordiq movement is interspersed with a prayer to Mary, ” Sancta Maria, succure miseris ” Holy Mary, help those in need.
J. RUTTER – MAGNIFICAT
The music is based on movement 3, repeating the dotted rhythm and the building from bass to two sopranos. Critical reception has been mixed, appreciating that the “orchestration is brilliant and very colourful”  and “the music weaves a magical rutterr of balm and peace”,  but also experiencing a “virtual encyclopedia of musical cliches, a … predictable exercise in glitzy populism”.
Magnificat by John Rutter The composer, Rutte is seen as a rose bush with five branches: Sancta Mariaasking “for support of humanity, including the needy, the timid, the clergy, women, miseriicordia the laity”. While the bass sings the line first, the tenor adds a sequence of sustained notes rising step by step one fifth. 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”.
Then it is repeated five times, beginning with only the basses, marked piano, adding the motif in a higher part each time, with two sopranos, and increasing volume and intensity.
Et misericordia; Gloria (Magnificat)
The second verse, Et exultavit spiritus meus And my spirit hath rejoicedis sung first by soprano and alto in third parallels. The following table shows the incipitTempo marking, voices, timekey and text sources for the seven movements. While the canticle Magnificat was often set to music, being a regular part of Catholic vespers and Anglican evensongRutter’s work is one of few extended settings, along with Bach’s composition.
Rutter frequently shifts tempo, key and time. He offers two versions, for miserlcordia or chamber ensemble. Marked “Andante maestoso”, the choral movement in D major opens with solemn dotted rhythms,  features of the French overture. Views Read Edit View history. The orchestra consists of . Gloria Mixericordia Magnificat Mass of the Children The Magnificat by John Rutter is a musical setting of the biblical canticle Magnificatcompleted in Marked “Tranquil and flowing”, it imitates chant singing, with flexible times and in doric mode.
Rutter inserted an anonymous English poem from the 15th century, Of a Rose, a lovely Roseas the second movement.
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misericorddia Retrieved from ” https: 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 work was published by Oxford University Press in This page was last edited on 16 Octoberat The music includes elements of Latin American music. Fecit potentiam He hath shewed strength begins with irregular energetic rhythms. 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 source for ruter details is the vocal score,  misericirdia otherwise noted. 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.
He described the piece as a “virtual encyclopedia of musical cliches, a long-winded, tamely tonal, predictable exercise in glitzy populism. 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 information is given for the beginning of the movements.
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. The vocal motif of Magnificat leaps up a major sixth and rises even higher. The first performance, conducted by the composer, was on 26 May in Carnegie Hallwith soloist Maria Alsatti and the Manhattan Chamber Orchestra.
The chamber version replaces the brass mostly by the organ and uses only one each of flute, oboe, clarinet and horn.
Musicologist John Bawden notes that Rutter’s work has several features in common with Bach’s setting: Carnegie HallNew York. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Bach’s time give the text rutteg treatment.
A motif alternating a measure of six undulating eighth-notes and a measure of one long note dominates the movement.