Magnificat Primi Toni 'Et exultavit' (Cristóbal de Morales)

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  • CPDL #12006:        (Capella 5)
Editor: Michael Wendel (submitted 2006-07-14).   Score information: A4, 8 pages, 162 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Setting of even verses of the Magnificat. See composer page for links to other Magnificat settings. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

'Title: Magnificat Primi Toni 'Et exultavit
Composer: Cristóbal de Morales

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

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1545

Description: During the Renaissance, magnificats were often sung in alternatim, that is with alternating verses of plainsong and polyphony. For this reason, the 'eight' Magnificats of Morales, were published as 16 Magnificats with the understanding that plainsong chant would be used.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Magnificat.