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Magnificat in D major BWV 243
Magnificat in E flat major BWV 243a

Ref.

BWV 243

German Title

Magnificat in D-dur

English Title

Magnificat in D major

French Title

Magnificat en ré majeur

Event

Christmas Day or Vespers a feast of Easter or Pentecost

Composed

Leipzig, 1728-1731 [revision of BWV 243a]
2nd performance: July 2, 1733 - Leipzig

Text

Lukas 1: 46-55

Latin Text | Translations: Dutch | English-1 | English-3 | English-4 | English-6 | English-10 | French-6 | German-7 | Hebrew-1 | Hebrew-3 | Hungarian-1 | Indonesian | Italian | Japanese | Portuguese | Russian-2 | Spanish-2

Scoring

Soloists: Soprano 1, Soprano 2, Alto, Tenor, Bass; 5-part Chorus (SSATB)
Orchestra: 3 trumpets, timpani, 2 transverse flutes, 2 oboes, 2 oboes d’amore, 2 violins, viola, continuo (+ violoncello, violone, bassoon)
Mvt. 1: Chorus | Mvt. 2: Aria | Mvt. 3: Aria | Mvt. 4: Chorus | Mvt. 5: Aria | Mvt. 6: Aria (Duet) | Mvt. 7: Chorus | Mvt. 8: Aria | Mvt. 9: Aria | Mvt. 10: Aria (Trio) | Mvt. 11: Chorus | Mvt. 12: Chorus

Score BGA [5.88 MB]
Capella: Mvt. 1 | Mvt. 2 | Mvt. 3 | Mvts. 3-4 | Mvt. 4 | Mvt. 4 ver 2 | Mvt. 5 | Mvt. 6 | Mvt. 7 | Mvt. 7 ver 2 | Mvt. 8 | Mvt. 9 | Mvt. 10 | Mvt. 11 | Mvt. 11 ver 2 | Mvt. 12 | Mvt. 12 ver 2 [cap]
Score Examples: Examples from the Score
Chorale Melody: Meine Seele erhebet den Herren [The German Magnificat]

References

BGA: XI/3 | NBA: II/3 | BC: E 14 | Zwang: - | First Published: BG, 1862

Commentary

AMG | Magnificat in D Major, BWV 243 (Bethlehem) | Magnificat (Emmanuel Music)

Music

Music Examples

Discussions

Week of May 23, 2004; Week of March 22, 2009

Ref.

BWV 243a

German Title

Magnificat in Es-Dur

English Title

Magnificat in E flat major

French Title

 

Event

Vespers a feast of Christmas Day

Composed

Leipzig, 1723
1st performance: December 25, 1723 - Leipzig

Text

Lukas 1: 46-55

Latin Text | Translations: Dutch | English-1 | English-3 | French-6 | Hebrew | Italian | Japanese | Portuguese | Russian-1 | Spanish

Scoring

Soloists: Soprano 1, Soprano 2, Alto, Tenor, Bass; 5-part Chorus (SSATB)
Orchestra: 3 trumpets, timpani, 2 oboes, 2 flutes dolce, 2 violins, viola, continuo (+ bassoon)
Mvt. 1: Chorus | Mvt. 2: Aria | Mvt. 2a: Chorus | Mvt. 3: Aria | Mvt. 4: Chorus | Mvt. 5: Aria | Mvt. 5a: Chorus | Mvt. 6: Aria (Duet) | Mvt. 7: Chorus | Mvt. 7a: Chorus | Mvt. 8: Aria | Mvt. 9: Aria | Mvt. 9a: Aria (Duet) | Mvt. 10: Aria (Trio) | Mvt. 11: Chorus | Mvt. 12: Chorus

Score BGA Anh [1.74 MB]
Capella: After Mvt. 2: Mvt. A ver 1 | Mvt. A ver 2
After Mvt. 5: Mvt. B ver 1 | Mvt. B ver 2 | Mvt. B ver 3
After Mvt. 7: Mvt. C ver 1 | Mvt. C ver 2
After Mvt. 9: Mvt. D ver 1 | Mvt. D ver 2

References

BGA: XI/3 | NBA: II/3 | BC: E 14 | Zwang: - | First Published: BG, 1862

Commentary

 

Music

Music Examples

Discussions

Week of May 30, 2004; Week of March 22, 2009

Contents

 

Complete Recordings - 1900-1949
Complete Recordings – 1950-1959
Complete Recordings - 1960-1969
Complete Recordings - 1970-1979
Complete Recordings - 1980-1989
Complete Recordings - 1990-1999
Complete Recordings - 2000-2009
Complete Recordings - 2010-2019
Complete Recordings of BWV 243a
Recordings of Individual Movements

General Discussions - Part 1
General Discussions - Part 2
General Discussions - Part 3
General Discussions - Part 4
General Discussions - Part 5
General Discussions - Part 6
General Discussions - Part 7
Systematic Discussions: BWV 243 | BWV 243a

Magnificat BWV 243 - conducted by Emannuelle Haïm
Glorious Bach! (DVD) - conducted by Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Magnificat BWV 243a - conducted by Thomas Hengelbrock
Cantata BWV 21 / Magnificat BWV 243 - conducted by Sigiswald Kuijken
Magnificat BWV 243 - conducted by Paul McCreesh
Magnificat BWV 243 - conducted by Joshua Rifkin
Magnificat BWV 243 - conducted by Helmuth Rilling
Magnificat BWV 243 - conducted by Robert Shaw
Magnificat BWV 243 - conducted by Massaki Suzuki
Christmas Cantatas from Leipzig - conducted by Philippe Herreweghe
Baker does Bach - conducted by Menuhin & Marriner

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Prepared by Aryeh Oron (December 2000 - December 2012)

Magnificats BWV 243 & BWV 243a: Details
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Individual Recordings:
BWV 243 - E. Haïm | BWV 243 - N. Harnoncourt | BWV 243a - T. Hengelbrock | BWV 243 - P. McCreesh | BWV 243 - J. Rifkin | BWV 243 - H. Rilling | BWV 243 - R. Shaw | BWV 243 - M. Suzuki | BWV 243a - P. Herreweghe

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