Magnificat vi. toni II (Loyset Compère)

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  • (Posted 2015-11-19)  CPDL #37577:     
Editor: John Hetland (submitted 2015-11-19).   Score information: Letter, 14 pages, 815 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Source: Probably L. Compère: Opera omnia, ed. L. Finscher, CMM, xv (1958-72). Notation here is at the original pitch, time values halved. Translation, text underlay and musica ficta by John Hetland and the Renaissance Street Singers. 18 Dec 2014

General Information

Title: [Second] Magnificat sexti toni (Compère's other setting is apparently earlier)
Composer: Loyset Compère

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: ATTB
Genre: SacredEvening Canticles

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published:
Description: The Canticle for Vespers, "Magnificat anima mea" is Mary's response to a blessing by Elizabeth, whose unborn baby leaped for joy at Mary's greeting. One of 2 tone vi works by Compère, from Annaberg 1126 and designated second in Finscher's CMM edition. Alternatim setting of even verses, notwithstanding the inclusion of vv. 1.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Magnificat.