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STUDY GUIDE FOR CHORISTERS

From now until 11/27, we will practice all the Magnificat

movements at every rehearsal. In addition members should be

prepared to go over any and all of the other songs as needed. The

entire concert will be rehearsed then and on 11/30. 


Here is the BACH translation!

Magnificat in D Major, J.S. Bach

CHORUS:

Magnificat anima mea Dominum.

My soul doth magnify the Lord

ARIA, mezzo soprano:

Et exultavit spiritus meus

in Deo salutari meo.

And my spirit hath rejoiced 

to God my Saviour.

 ARIA, soprano:

Qui respexit humilitatem

ancilae suae; ecce enim

ex hoc beatam me dicent.

For He hath regarded the low

estate of His hand-maiden; 

for behold, from henceforth

all generations shall call

me blessed.

CHORUS:

Omnes generationes.

All generations.

ARIA, bass:

Quia fecit mihi magna qui

potens est, et sanctum nomen

ejus.

For He that is mighty hath

done to me great things; and

holy is His name.

DUET, mezzo and tenor:

Et misericordia a progenie

in progenies timentibus eum.

And His mercy is on them that

fear Him from generation to

generation.

CHORUS:

Fecit potentiam in brachio

suo, dispersit superbos

mente cordis sui.

He hath showed strength with

His arm; He hath scattered

the proud in the imagination of

their hearts.

ARIA, tenor:

Deposuit potentes de sede

et exaltavit humiles.

He hath put down the mighty

from their seats, and exalted

them of low degree.

ARIA, alto:

Esurientes implevit bonus

et divites dimisit inanes.

He hath filled the hungry with

good things; and the rich He 

hath sent empty away.

TRIO, soprano, mezzo, and alto:

Suscepit Israel puerum

suum, recordatus misericordiae

suae.

He hath holpen His servant

Israel, in remembrance of

His mercy.

CHORUS:

Sicut locutus est ad

patres nostros. Abraham

in semini ejus in secula.

As He spake to our fathers,

to Abraham, and His seed

forever.

CHORUS:

Gloria Patri, gloria

Filio, gloria Spiritui

Sancto. Sicut erat in

principio et nunc, et semper

et in seculorum. Amen.

Glory be to the Father, and

to the Son, and to the Holy

Ghost. As it was in the 

beginning, is now, and ever 

shall be, world without end.

Amen.


Here are you tube videos for the music we are singing this semester.

Bach Magnificat

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pgpdjYpYLDw

Here is a link to practice files from Choralia.                                               

Please consider making a small donation if you use these files.

http://www.choralia.net/bh06mp3/bh06mp3en.htm
                            

Rutter Christmas Songs

Rutter songs youtube playlist (play them all at once)

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLBirI2-Q9BO1xM3ryfpnikUyTCS5DMfG4

1.”Huron Carol” (‘Twas In The Moon Of Wintertime)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1X91Vpju20A

2.“How Great Our Joy”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RbrZ8L9pW60 

3.“Joy To The World”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EtVikpuMy6I

4.“Angel’s Carol”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kAR_49lAv1k

5.“The Very Best Time Of Year”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7VM9rumyYo

6.“Deck The Hall”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJyVYL3VzDE

7. “Christmas Lullaby”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Icp93PSX2V8

8. “We Wish You A Merry Christmas”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fg4Jq-T5NLA