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BA7517

C.P.E. Bach: Magnificat, Wq. 125 (arr. for choir & organ)

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    1. Composer: Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
    2. Arranger: Andreas Köhs
    3. Instrumentation (this edition): Organ, SATB Choir, SATB Solos
    4. Originally for: SATB Choir, Orchestra
    5. ISMN: 979-000652508-9
    6. Size: 7.5 x 10.6 inches
    7. Pages: 98

    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 in 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.