Mary's Hymn (Bird, Peter)

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General Information

Work Title Mary's Hymn
Alternative. Title Magnificat
Composer Bird, Peter
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. PB 10
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 1
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 2007
First Publication. 2007
Librettist Luke 1:46-55
Language English and Latin
Dedication To Morten Lauridsen
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Modern
Piece Style Modern
Instrumentation SATB chorus, occasionally divisi; either a cappella or with organ

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The initial theme introduced by the sopranos is echoed one bar later by the altos (canon at the 5th) and also by the tenors and basses at 1/2 speed and 1/3 speed, respectively (prolation canon). The middle section uses free imitative polyphony and familiar style, often in a rhythmic pattern of 3-3-2-3-3-4. The ending doxology repeats the initial canon above Gregorian tone VIIIG (one of the set used to chant the Magnificat in Latin).