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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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. She is seen as a rose bush with five branches: Magnificat by John Rutter The composer, Marked “Tranquil and flowing”, it imitates chant singing, with flexible times and in doric mode.
Critical reception has been mixed, appreciating that the rurter is brilliant and very colourful”  and “the music weaves a magical spell of balm and peace”,  but also experiencing a misericofdia encyclopedia of musical cliches, a … predictable exercise in glitzy populism”.
Retrieved from ” https: He offers two versions, for orchestra or chamber ensemble. Rutter inserted an anonymous English poem from the 15th century, Of a Rose, a lovely Roseas ruttee second movement. The extended composition in misericirdia movements “for soprano or mezzo-soprano solo, mixed choir, and orchestra or chamber ensemble ”  is based on the Latin text, interspersed with ” Of a Rose, a lovely Rose “, an anonymous English poem on Marian themesthe beginning of the Sanctus and a prayer to Mary.
Sancta Mariaasking “for support of humanity, including the needy, the timid, the clergy, women, and the laity”. The chamber version replaces the brass mostly by the organ and uses only one each of flute, oboe, clarinet and horn. Compositions by John Rutter Magnificat settings compositions. I had long wished to write an extended Magnificat, but was not sure how to approach it until I found my starting point in the association of the text with the Virgin Mary. 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.
Set against this many of the lyrical passages are amongst his finest. Albans Cathedral conducted by Andrew Lucas, summarizes that “the faster dynamic misericordua rely too heavily on formulaic use of ostinato rhythms and Rutter fingerprint instrumental colours. Quia fecit mihi magna For he [that is mighty] hath done to me great thingsconcentrates on two ideas from the canticle verse.
The second verse, Et exultavit spiritus meus And my spirit hath rejoicedis sung first by soprano and alto in third parallels. The soprano and alto enter in unison Magnificat anima mea My soul doth magnify [the Lord]. This page was last edited on 16 Octoberat It is repeated after the first stanza by soprano and tenor in unison.
Et misericordia; Gloria (Magnificat)
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.
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.
In a process similar to movement 3, the voices build bass to divided soprano. 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”. The vocal motif of Magnificat leaps up a major sixth and rises even higher. 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. 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.
Carnegie HallNew York. The … Magnificat — a poetic outpouring of praise, joy and trust in God, ascribed by Luke to the Virgin Mary on learning that she was to give birth to Christ — has always been one of the most familiar and well-loved of scriptural texts, not least because of its inclusion as a canticle in the Catholic office of Vespers and in Anglican Evensong.
The source for the details is the vocal score,  unless otherwise noted.
J. RUTTER – MAGNIFICAT
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 Tutter Luke 1: Musical settings of it abound, though surprisingly misdricordia of them since J.
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. A motif alternating a measure of six undulating eighth-notes and a measure of one long note dominates the movement. Views Read Edit View history.
The Magnificat by John Rutter is a musical setting of the biblical canticle Magnificatcompleted in The composer conducted miericordia first performance in Carnegie Hall on 26 Mayand the first recording with the Cambridge Singers and the City of London Sinfonia.
Musicologist John Bawden notes that Rutter’s work has several features in common with Bach’s setting: