Magnificat in E-flat major, BWV 243a (Bach, Johann Sebastian)
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Holograph manuscript, 1723
Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin (D-B): Mus.ms. Bach P 38.
(with 4 interpolated movements omitted from D major version)
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|Composer||Bach, Johann Sebastian|
|Opus/Catalogue Number||BWV 243a ; BC.E14|
|Movements/Sections||4 sections (appendix)
|Year/Date of Composition||1723|
|First Performance||1723-12-25 in Leipzig|
|Librettist||Bible, Luke 1:46–55|
|Composer Time Period||Baroque|
|Instrumentation||Soloists: 2 Sopranos, Alto, Tenor, Bass; Mixed Chorus (SSATB)|
Orchestra: 3 trumpets, timpani, 2 recorders, 2 oboes, 2 violins, viola, continuo (+ bassoon)
This original version was first performed on Christmas Day, 1723 at the Thomaskirche in Leipzig under the composer's direction. The work was subsequently revised as the Magnificat in D major, BWV 243 (1728-31) and performed in its revised version in 1732.
|Masses and Magnificats by Johann Sebastian Bach|