Magnificat Wq 215 (arranged for Choir & Organ)

Bach, Carl Philipp Emanuel

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C P E Bach Magnificat Wq 215 (arranged for Choir & Organ)

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach wrote his first great vocal composition, the Magnificat, in 1749 at the age of 35.  It bears all the earmarks of “audition music”, i.e. a piece that organists and choir directors had to submit when applying for a new position.  This feature is especially evident in its stylistic variety, which makes the work a rewarding and colorful challenge for all church choirs.

Special attractions are the work's contrapuntal passages, which are very similiar in sound and structure to those of J. S. Bach’s B minor Mass.  The present arrangement for soloists, chorus and organ is intended as a self contained version accessible to a wide range of choirs, even those with limited financial means.

- Self contained version for soloists (SATB), chorus (SATB) and organ

- Ideal for use in church and concert hall

- Clear and well presented organ part

- Duration: ca. 40 minutes

The Bärenreiter CHOIR&ORGAN Series presents great choral works in arrangements for soloists, choir and organ; no orchestra is needed.  The original orchestral parts have been transcribed into straight-forward organ reductions whereby the contemporary tradition of such arrangements has been taken into consideration.  In some cases, the original organ version by the composer has been used.

The organ parts are presented on three staves.  The choir and solo parts always remain true to the original.  One edition can be used by soloists, singers and organist alike.

Köhs, Andreas
Baerenreiter Germany
Soprano solo, Alto solo, Tenor solo, Bass solo, Mixed choir (SATB), Organ

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Mixed Voices, Organ