Magnificat : Work information

Composers
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach ( Music, Images,)
Performed by
Mary Ellen Callahan (Soprano), Patricia Green (Mezzo-soprano), Nils Brown (Tenor), James Weaver (Bass), Washington Bach Consort, J Reilly Lewis (Conductor), Gisèle Becker (Conductor)

This work

Work name
Magnificat
Work number
WQ 215
Key
n/a
Genre
A
Composed
1749-01-01 02:01:00

This recording

Label
Newport Classic
Producer
John Ostendorf
Engineer
Stephen J. Epstein
Recording date
n/a

The Composers

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

Born in Weimar in 1714, Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach was son to Johann Sebastian Bach and Maria Barbara, his first wife.  Like his brothers and sisters, he was raised to the highest standards of musicianship and became a significant composer in his own right.  This was not the result of his father's wish to continue a family trade - he was provided with an extensive legal education - but more from the musical opportunities he was given by patrons such as Frederick the Great.

Musically, C.P.E. Bach chose not to imitate his father's mastery of counterpoint, preferring to pioneer classical forms such as the concerto and sonata, and to expand the harmonic scope available to composers.  Although his reputation has suffered owing to comparison with his illustrious forbear and those who he influenced, such as Mozart and Haydn, his pieces still hold much appeal for the performers and audiences of today.

- MIDI FILE - Allegro for keyboard (2'18'')

- MIDI FILE - Solfeggetto, for keyboard (1'07'')

 

Related composers: Johann Sebastian BachJohann Christian BachWolfgang Amadeus MozartFranz Joseph Haydn 

Track listing

  • Chorus: Magnificat 3:06 min
  • Air: Quia respexit 5:30 min
  • Air: Quia fecit 4:28 min
  • Chorus: Et misericordia 5:38 min
  • Air: Fecit potentiam 4:21 min
  • Duet: Deposuit 5:54 min
  • Air: Suscepit Israel 4:10 min
  • Chorus: Gloria Patri 1:57 min
  • Chorus: Sicut erat 5:59 min