Magnificat, Op.164 (Stanford, Charles Villiers)



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Rob Peters (2012/9/30)

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Publisher. Info. London: Boosey & Co., 1919. Plate H. 9653.
Misc. Notes This file is part of the Sibley Mirroring Project.
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General Information

Work Title Magnificat
Alternative. Title
Composer Stanford, Charles Villiers
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.164
Key B-flat major
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1918 September
First Publication. 1919
Librettist Traditional (Bible: Luke 1: 46-55)
Language Latin
Dedication To the memory of Sir Charles Hubert Hastings Parry (Hubert Parry)
Average DurationAvg. Duration 10 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Double chorus (SSAATTBB) a capella

Misc. Comments

Manuscript (copy) at the British Library (MS Mus. 920).

Finished while Parry was alive, in September 1918, but (From Dibble's notes to the Hyperion recording of this work):

"Unfortunately Parry died before the work was published the following year. As an indication of the composer’s regret, the piece bore the following inscription: ‘This work, which death prevented me from giving Charles Hubert Hastings Parry in life, I dedicate to his name in grief. C.V.S.'"