Magnificat quarti toni 'Anima mea' (Cristóbal de Morales)

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  • (Posted 2006-07-15)  CPDL #12012:        (Capella 5)
Editor: Michael Wendel (submitted 2006-07-15).   Score information: A4, 7 pages, 156 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

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

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredEvening Canticles

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1545 in Magnificat cum quatuor vocibus liber primus, Edition 1, no. 7
    Manuscript c.1569 in Cancionero de Medinaceli, no. 49
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.