Magnificat

Composer Name
Ailene Neal
Description

I will compose a setting of the Magnificat, a text that has been set to music by many composers, and which I commonly sing in church choir. After singing a shape-note-style song in choir ("The Midnight Cry"), I decided to compose in a similar style that would work well with writing for trebles-only. 

The text of the Magnificat is: 

My soul doth magnify the Lord,
and my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Savior.
For he hath regarded the lowliness of his handmaiden.
For behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed.
For he that is mighty hath magnified me; and holy is his name. 
And his mercy is on them that fear him throughout all generations.
He hath shewed strength with his arm.
He hath scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts.
He hath put down the mighty from their seat
and hath exalted the humble and meek.
He hath filled the hungry with good things.
And the rich he hath sent empty away.
He remembering his mercy hath holpen his servant Israel
as he promised to our forefathers Abraham, and his seed forever.
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 with out end. Amen. 

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