Magnificat (Israel Holdroyd)

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  • (Posted 2020-01-22)  CPDL #56730:         
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2020-01-22).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches, 4 pages, 84 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: In this edition, one measure for each line. Unbarred sixteenth-notes changed to eighth-notes in the first line and the last two lines. Uncertain where Chorus is to appear; in this edition, after each stanza.
  • (Posted 2020-01-22)  CPDL #56729:         
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2020-01-22).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches, 2 pages, 58 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: In this edition, one measure for each line. Unbarred sixteenth-notes changed to eighth-notes in the first line and the last two lines. Uncertain where Chorus is to appear; in this edition, at the end, as printed in 1724.

General Information

Title: Magnificat
First Line: My soul doth magnify the Lord
Composer: Israel Holdroyd

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredChant

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1724 in The Spiritual Man's Companion, Edition 2

Description: A chant, mostly for Contra, Tenor, and Bassus; eleven stanzas with a four-part chorus at the end. Original marked 2:4 time, but there are no barlines. There are variable number of beats per line, sometimes an odd number. Words based on Luke 1:46-55, from the Church of England Book of Common Prayer, 1662.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Magnificat.