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Magnificat (1997) mixed choir, organ and maracas
commissioned for MJ Hackett and St. Paul's School Choir

3:00 minutes

A short Magnificat written for Evensong at St. Paul's. I was taken by how well the latin text divided itself into 5/4, and wanted to create a contrast between the formality of the latin, and the almost folk-like quality of the english tune.

Sung by the St. Paul's School Choir, MJ Hackett, organ;
waf conducting.

A version for small orchestra was commissioned by the Concord Chorale,
who perform it here under Ryan Turner.