Magnificat, Op.164 (Stanford, Charles Villiers)

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SIBLEY1802.24523.8175-39087011277706score.pdf
Publisher Info.:

London: Boosey & Co., 1919. Plate H. 9653.

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Work Title Magnificat
Alternative Title
Composer Stanford, Charles Villiers
Opus/Catalogue Number Op.164
Key B major
Year/Date of Composition 1918 September
First Publication 1919
Librettist Traditional (Bible: Luke 1: 46-55)
Language Latin
Dedication To the memory of Sir Hubert Parry
Average Duration 10 minutes
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.'"

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