- Wolfgang Horn Personal details
- Jan Dismas Zelenka Personal details
Magnificat in D, Jan Dismas Zelenka
As with other editions by Carus, it is possible to purchase just the choral score in a less expensive version than this full score. The orchestra includes 2 oboes with optional timpani and 2 trumpets in addition to the string and organ. Their music is very active throughout with a mixture of voice doubling and separate contrapuntal lines to enhance the texture. Only a Latin text is given for this 11-minute setting. Within the three movements there are numerous short internal sections with tempi changes. Zelenka was a Prague musician whose music is less common to most directors in America, but he was well respected in Czechoslovakia during his lifetime. […] Good music that is not difficult.
Quelle: The Diapason 9/1990