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Magnificat

(măgnĭf`ĭkăt) [Lat.,=magnifies], song of the Virgin Mary, beginning "Magnificat anima mea Dominum" [my soul doth magnify the Lord], from Luke 1.46–55. It is the daily vesper hymn of the Roman Catholic Church and is usually sung at evening prayer in the Church of England.

Magnificat

Christianity the hymn of the Virgin Mary (Luke 1:46-55), used as a canticle
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The Magnificat is the Blessed Virgin's grateful acceptance, expressed on a visit to her cousin Elizabeth, for the gift of Jesus.
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.
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The cycle sets the odd-numbered verses of the Magnificat text polyphonically, except for the first verse, which is divided into the initial monophonic intonation of the word "Magnificat," followed by a polyphonic response.
With the Magnificat Meal as the central function of the ministry, Magnificat seeks to respond to the local needs of women between meals.
More devotional than scholarly, God-Sent attempts to win over believers to the cause of Marian piety: "And those who seek solace in New Age gurus and high-tech soothsayers will be better served if they turn to Mary of the Magnificat, who was once God-chosen and is now Godsent," (1).
In this engraving the tablets contain the final, complete version of the Magnificat, written out neatly and with sufficient detail to be used in performance, in other words, the "fair copy.
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The expression 'imagination of [one's] heart' also occurs in Genesis 8:21, Luke 1:51, and in the Magnificat, which Shakespeare heard each time he attended Evening Prayer.
et salmi; the Magnificat is the second of the two in the Selva morale; and the remaining motets (at the end) come in the main from various smaller-scale anthologies to which Monteverdi contributed in the 1620s.
Although in his lifetime the notoriously productive Lasso was the most famous composer in Europe, the 101 settings of the Magnificat reliably credited to him only became fully accessible in modern score in the 1980s.