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Johann Sebastian Bach’s Magnificat is a musical setting of the biblical canticle Magnificat and is the first major liturgical composition on a Latin text by Bach.
In 1723, after taking up his post as Thomaskantor in Leipzig, Bach set the text of the Magnificat in a twelve movement composition in the key of E-flat major. Possibly for the feast of Visitation of 1733, or another feast in or around that year, Bach produced a new version of his Latin Magnificat with the instrumentation of some movements altered or expanded, and the key changed from E-flat major to D major, for performance reasons of the trumpet parts. This is version to be performed at this concert and remains one of Bach’s most popular vocal works.
Details of the supporting programme are still to be confirmed.
Conductor: Geraint Bowen
Photo credit: Ashleigh Cadet
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