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Magnificats BWV & BWV a - Details

The motif, again beginning with repeated notes, is introduced by four measures of the continuo, then repeated by the voice. A ritornello is bach bwv 243 throughout the movement, [21] with a downward leap of a sixth and a downward scale of an octave which appears in the voice on the word "sanctum" holyin et sanctum nomen eius and holy is His bach bwv 243.

It is a duet of alto and tenor, beginning in parallels of sixths and staying in homophony for most of the movement.

Based bach bwv 243 a continuo line of octaves and repeated 16th notes, strength is expressed by irregular coloraturas in one voice and homophonic simultaneous calls of the other voices.

The new text, dispersit He has scattered[25] appears in various voices as broken triads, juxtaposed to material bach bwv 243 the first section, but then isolated, in a sequence from the highest voice to the lowest and in downward triads.

Hogwood notes that Bach shows "complete imagination" in "very strange, incomplete yet wonderful harmonies", the trumpet playing their highest available note as an image of "rich people's hearts, who have been misled bach bwv 243 worldly promises".

The instrumental ritornello of 14 measures presents the material.

Bach Notes

The first motif, later sung on "Deposuit", begins with a short upbeat and a long note, followed bach bwv 243 a straight downward scale [26] and a final leap bach bwv 243, while the continuo presents a broken triad, straight upward one octave. The second motif, later sung on "potentes", begins with an upbeat of three 16th, followed by a rhythmic pattern which expands both the lowest as the highest note, while the continuo moves in steady steps down.

For the third motif, sung on "de sede" from their thrones[25] the continuo bach bwv 243 up the rhythm of the second motif, while the violins play a more ornamented downward motion in sixteen continuous 16th. A fourth motif is a sequence bach bwv 243 three measures, each a sequence of a figure of a figure of four 16th which is slowly moving upwards.

The second thought of the verse, "et exaltavit humiles" and lifted up the lowly[25] is sung without introduction as a melisma of four measures, which includes downward runs but in a steadily rising sequence and ending similarly to the sequence of motif four, on "exaltavit", but a modest downward line on "humiles" the lowly.

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After a shorter ritornello, the tenor sings the complete text again, the first part in a slightly modified version, but the exaltation considerably expanded. Nonetheless, the ritornello in full length is repeated at the end. The ritornello of eight measures introduces a motif moving up, on a continuo of steady quarter note, for four measures, later sung on Esurientes implevit bonis, while downward lines and a continuo moving in eighth bach bwv 243 later go with et divites dimisit and sent the rich away empty.

The continuo is plucked in "the emptiest sound", even on the last note, [26] on which the recorders are silent. The text continues recordatus misericordiae suae in remembrance of His bach bwv 243.

Magnificat in E-flat major, BWV 243a

The voices imitate each other, also in gentle movement, the first a fifth up in a long upbeat, the second a fifth down one measure later, the bach bwv 243 up again, another measure later, described as "scale themes".

Bach sets the Magnificat in twelve movements.

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Because it was originally performed on Christmas Eve with Cantata BWV 63, a large scale Christmas cantata, Bach felt the necessity for keeping things short. For all of its grandeur and, sometimes, expansiveness, the work is remarkably brief, even terse. The first movement is a good example. bach bwv 243


After a rather lengthy orchestral introduction and a big flurry from the chorus, the movement bach bwv 243 like it is over almost before it starts. The first two arias, for two different sopranos, are a wonderful example of Bach's portrayal of the young Mary.

Magnificat (Bach)

Hieronymus Praetorius published a Magnificat with such interpolations in In Christianitythe feast commemorating that visit is called Visitation. It is a chosen opportunity to give more than ordinary attention to the Magnificat canticle in liturgy, while the feast celebrates the event bach bwv 243 to its origin.

Thomas Church Thomaskirche in Leipzig. That year there had been a period of mourning after the death of the sovereign, Augustus bach bwv 243 Strong.