Magnificat Octavi Toni 'Anima mea' (Cristóbal de Morales)

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  • (Posted 2007-10-04)  CPDL #15130:        (Finale 2004)
Editor: Maria Jesus Luelmo (submitted 2007-10-04).   Score information: A4, 8 pages, 330 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: This version includes the gregorian phrases. For SATB.
  • (Posted 2006-07-15)  CPDL #12020:      (Capella 5)
Editor: Michael Wendel (submitted 2006-07-15).   Score information: A4, 7 pages, 155 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: For SATT.

General Information

Title: Magnificat Octavi Toni 'Anima mea'
Composer: Cristóbal de Morales

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicings: SATT or SATB
Genre: SacredEvening Canticles

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1545 in Magnificat cum quatuor vocibus liber primus, Edition 1, no. 15
    Manuscript c.1569 in Cancionero de Medinaceli, no. 112
Description: Setting of odd verses of the Magnificat. See composer page for links to other Magnificat settings. 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.