Magnificat Primi Toni 'Et exultavit' (Cristóbal de Morales)
- 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.
Title: Magnificat Primi Toni 'Et exultavit
Composer: Cristóbal de Morales
Number of voices: 4vv Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred, Evening Canticles
Instruments: A cappella
First published: 1545 in Magnificat cum quatuor vocibus liber primus, Edition 1, no. 2
Manuscript 1548 in D-ERu 473-2, no. 44
2nd published: 1550 in Mariae cantica vulgo Magnificat dicta (Jacques Moderne), no. 1
Description: Even-numbered verses. 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.
Original text and translations
Original text and translations may be found at Magnificat.