Krzysztof Penderecki (1933-2020)

Magnificat (1973)

for solo bass, vocal ensemble, 2 mixed choirs, children's voices and orchestra

  • General information
    • Composition date : 1973
    • Duration : 40 mn
    • Publisher : Schott, nº ED 6646
    • Commission: Osterreichischen Rundfunks (ORF) pour les 1200 ans du Dom de Salzbourg
Detailed formation
  • soloist : 1 solo bass voice
  • mixed choir à 24 voix , ensemble of vocal soloists(7 unspecified male voice), mixed choir à 24 voix , children's choir
  • 3 flutes (also 2 piccolos, 1 alto flute), 3 oboes (also 1 English horn), 4 clarinets (also 1 bass clarinet), 3 bassoons (also 1 contrabassoon), 5 horns, 3 trumpets, 2 trombones (also 1 bass trombone), 1 tuba, 1 timpani, 1 percussionist, 1 harp, 1 piano, 1 celesta, 1 pump organ, 24 violins, 8 violas, 8 cellos, 8 double basses

Premiere information

  • Date : 17 August 1974
    Location :

    Autriche, Salzburg


    Performers :

    Peter Lagger : basse, Wiener Sängerknaben, Schola Cantorum Stuttgart, ORF-Chor Wien, ORF-Symphonierorchester, direction : Krzysztof Penderecki.

Table of contents

  • I Magnificat anima mea...
  • II Fuga "Quia respexit humilitatem..."
  • III Et misericordia eius...
  • IV Fecit potentiam...
  • V Passacaglia
  • VI Sicut locutus est
  • VII Gloria