Magnificat Michael John Trotta

Magnificat for Choir and Orchestra

Key Features:

  • Delivery Dates: Vocal Score, Full Score, and Parts (Sept 1, 2019)
  • Language: Latin or English (at the choice of the conductor)
  • Forces: SATB and choice of orchestration
  • Choice of performing forces:
    • Keyboard Only (organ or piano)
    • Chamber Ensemble: Fl, Ob, Cl., Hrn,  Harp, Timp, 1 Perc, Org., 8 players (opt. Strings and Harp replace organ, 14 players )
    • Full Orchestra: (2.2.2.2) (4.3.3.1) +str+harp+timp+2 perc
  • Length: Approx. 35-40 Minutes
  • Number of Commissioning Ensembles 6-8
  • Cost: A major work for the price of an single octavo
  • Exclusive premiere rights for all participating organizations

Magnificat for Choir and Orchestra

Following the success and Carnegie Hall debut of Seven Last Words, and Gloriaplans are currently under way for my next major work, Magnificat for the ’19-20 season.  To date, 6  choirs have been accepted for participation in this event. If you are interested in applying for one of the remaining spaces,  applications are now being accepted for choirs looking to take part in this new work. Organizations chosen  will receive exclusive rights to premiere the work during the ’19-’20 season.

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Here’s what people are saying about composer Michael John Trotta:

“fascinating, infectious … effectively carries out the dialogue between the ancient . . . and the modern listener”- Choral Journal

“informs the thoughts and aspirations of the people and the time” – Choral Scholar

“euphonious” – Gramophone

“weaves rich harmonies and memorable melodic lines into delightful tapestries of sound”– Stage and Cinema

“elegant, singable music with a strong spiritual heft” – Choir and Organ

Magníficat ánima mea Dóminum.

Et exultávit spíritus meus: in Deo salutári meo.

Quia respéxit humilitátem ancíllae suae:

Ecce enim ex hoc beátam me dicent omnes generatiónes.

Quia fécit mihi mágna qui pótens est: et sánctum nómen eius.

Et misericórdia eius in progénies et progénies timéntibus eum.

Fécit poténtiam in bráchio suo: dispérsit supérbos mente cordis sui.

Depósuit poténtes de sede: et exaltávit húmiles.

Esuriéntes implévit bonis: et dívites dimísit inánes.

Suscépit Ísrael púerum suum: recordátus misericórdiae suae.

Sicut locútus est ad patres nostros: Ábraham, et sémini eius in saecula.

Glória Patri, et Fílio, et Spirítui Sancto,

Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper, et in sæcula sæculórum. Amen.

My soul doth magnify the Lord.

And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Savior.

Because He hath regarded the humility of His slave:

For behold from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed.

Because He that is mighty hath done great things to me; and holy is His name.

And His mercy is from generation unto generations, to them that fear Him.

He hath shewed might in His arm: He hath scattered the proud in the conceit of their heart.

He hath put down the mighty from their seat, and hath exalted the humble.

He hath filled the hungry with good things; and the rich He hath sent empty away.

He hath received Israel His servant, being mindful of His mercy:

As He spoke to our fathers, to Abraham and to his seed for ever.

Glory be the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit,

As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, forever and ever, Amen.