|Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767)・ゲオルク・フィリップ・テレマン
|Meine Seele erhebt den Herrn, TVWV 9:18 [score]
|Stuttgart Editions (Urtext): Telemann-Archiv
|Soli SATB,Coro SATB,2 Ob,2 Recorders f1,2 Violins,Viola,Basso continuo
|72 ページ・21 x 29.7 cm・251 g・ソフトカバー
As one of the three canticles from the New Testament, the Magnificat – the Canticle of Mary – has at all times held a prominent position in church music. Telemann’s setting of Luther’s German translation of the text bears eloquent witness both to the composer’s rich imagination and to his ability to mold a variety of musical shapes into a coherent formal Baroque architecture. Four solo movements with colorfully contrasting instrumentation are juxtaposed with four emphatically homogeneous choral movements, all of the latter are in 6/8 meter and in motet setting with instruments doubling colla parte. Particularly the choral movements are characterized by lively text portrayal and a wealth of at times dramatic imagery. A work of exceptional magnetism for both listeners and choir singers!