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Olivia Sparkhall

Magnificat 'Amy Beach'

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Magnificat 'Amy Beach'


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Description

Composer
Olivia Sparkhall
Lyricist
old sacred text
Publisher
Olivia Sparkhall
Genre
Religious / Worship
Instrumentation
Mixed choir
Scored for
Choir
Type of score
Vocal score
Language
English
Year of composition
2020
Description
Magnificat ‘Amy Beach’

A Nunc Dimittis appears in Arthur P. Schmidt’s Octavo Edition of 1891 alongside other sacred music for mixed voices. There is no record of the composer, Mrs H.H.A. Beach, having composed an accompanying Magnificat. This provides a solution to choirs wishing to sing Amy Beach’s Evening Canticles. An adaptation of phrases from the Nunc, with portions of Tone VIII, provides a partner which is sympathetic to Amy Beach’s style.

The chanted phrases have been split up amongst the choir, providing opportunity for a soloist from each voice-part to take a line each, and a chance for some unison chanting too. These are just suggestions. The option of having one cantor throughout would also work well. When chanting, it is conventional to sing in speech-rhythm, elongating the final two notes of each line.

The Nunc Dimittis can be downloaded, for free, from imslp.org.
Upload date
08 Jan 2020

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