Johann Sebastian Bach

Magnificat

CD (Number of discs: 4)
22 Feb 2019

Barcode: 5054197719028

Composer: Bach, Caldara, Monteverdi, Schubert, Penderecki, Pärt, Tavener
Other participants: Lucia Popp, Brigitte Fassbaender, Anne Pashley, Dame Janet Baker, Robert Tear, Thomas Hemsley, Adolf Dallapozza, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Daniel Barenboim, New Philharmonia Orchestra, Andrew Parrott, Taverner Consort, The Hilliard Ensemble, London Baroque, Knabenchor Hannover, Heinz Hennig, Bayerischen Rundfunks, Wolfgang Sawallisch, David Briggs, Stephen Cleobury, Ambrosian Singers, Krakow Philharmonic Chorus, Choir of King’s College, Cambridge

Song of Mary: The Evangelist Saint Luke describes how the pregnant Mother of God intones a prayer of thanks which in Latin begins with the words Magnificat anima mea Dominum, and in the King James version My soul doth magnify the Lord. This Magnificat has over time found its way into divine service as a song of praise and has inspired composers down the ages from Monteverdi to Penderecki.