is the Blessed Virgin's grateful acceptance, expressed on a visit to her cousin Elizabeth, for the gift of Jesus.
He was the long-term partner of Richard Butt, conductor of the Birmingham Bach Choir from 1966 to 1992, and when he died in 2013 he requested a performance of Magnificat
by the choir.
This is no small feat: Bach is well known for his penchant for revision, and the Magnificat
presents a special case, virtually unique in Bach's oeuvre, in that it was premiered in either 1749 or (more likely) 1750, and last performed in his lifetime in 1787, a year before his death.
The Notre Dame ACE Academies owe much to the experience of the Magnificat
Schools, Notre Dame's first university-school partnership program.
Media Contact: John Sacco, Magnificat
, 9145021846, john@magnificat
They will be performing music old and new -including Howells famous Collegium Regale setting of the Magnificat
and Nunc Dimittis written for Kings College Cambridge and Rejoice in the Lord Always by the popular York-based composer Andrew Carter.
Among the topics are the pre-sectarian Jesus, the interpretation of Psalm 2 in 4QFlorilegium and in the New Testament, 4Q521 and Luke's Magnificat
and Benedictus, Qumran sects and emerging Christian sects, family relationships in 4QInstructions and in Ephesians 5:21-6:4, Jewish light on the Book of Revelation, and belief in resurrection and its religious settings in Qumran and the New Testament.
On a quiet Sunday night in Byblos, however, Reznikoff treated the crowd to a small, intimate, spiritual gathering as he moved from apse to apse, circling his entranced listeners with an array of "Alleluias" before finishing with his own composition, "Grand Magnificat
SAVAE (San Anstonio Vocal Arts Ensemble) blends its seven voices with pre-Colombian, African, and European instruments to recreate these flawlessly recorded selections which include: Hoy es dia de placer (2:03); Christus natus est (2:15); Serenissima una noche (3:20); Hanacpachap cussicuinin (3:05); Dame albricia mano Anton (3:30); Tarara yo soy Anton (3:34); Eso rigor e repente (3:16); Magnificat
tertii toni (4:53); Conceptionem virginis Mariae (2:15); DXiochi, xiochi conetzintle (2:14); AQ siolo Flasiquiyo (4:18); En un portalejo pobre (2:49); Los coflades de la estrella (4:45); De carambanos el dia (3:29); and Convidando esta la noche (2:54).
, replete with visions of biblical justice and radical hope, more than fills the gap.
The Bach Magnificat
in the same half as his motet Komm, Jesu, Komm.
Up to 10 of the members are already living in an isolated compound run by the Magnificat
Meal Movement (MMM) in Helidon, North Queensland.