Pietro Torri: Magnificat in C major

Pietro Torri

Magnificat in C major

arranged by Johann Sebastian Bach

Description

Mention the key words "Johann Sebastian" and "Magnificat," and one thinks involuntarily of his well-known Magnificat in D major BWV 243 or in E flat major BWV 243a. However, during the time of his tenure as St. Thomas Kantor, several times Bach also referred back to older settings of the Magnificat text and arranged these for his own purposes. Thus, for the first time it can be documented that in its original version the double choir Magnificat in C major BWV Anh. 30 contained in Bach’s music library, which was originally handed down anonymously, was composed by Pietro Torri. Torri was the Music Director at the Court of the Bavarian House of Wittelsbach. For performance purposes in Leipzig in ca. 1742 Bach retained the substance of the work but composed additional parts for a 3rd trumpet and timpani. For the first time ever this splendid work appears at Carus in a printed edition.

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full score

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vocal score

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choral score

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  • consisting of
    1 x set of parts, harmony parts, 4 x trumpet (35.012/09)
    each: 23,00 €
    4 x individual part, violin 1 (35.012/11)
    each: 4,50 €
    4 x individual part, violin 2 (35.012/12)
    each: 4,50 €
    2 x individual part, viola 1 (35.012/13)
    each: 4,50 €
    2 x individual part, viola 2 (35.012/14)
    each: 4,50 €
    4 x individual part, basso continuo (35.012/15)
    each: 4,50 €
    1 x individual part, organ (35.012/49)
    each: 12,00 €

individual part, organ

35.012/49
16 pages, 23 x 32 cm, without cover
EUR12,00 / copies
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Product information

Editor

Arne Thielemann Personal details

Arranger

Johann Sebastian Bach Personal details

Composer

Pietro Torri Personal details

Reviews

Die doppelchörige Komposition beeindruckt mit ihrer überdurchschnittlichen Qualität, allerdings dürfte der Stil schon zu Bachs Zeiten als veraltet gegolten haben. Trotzdem Empfehlung für ein Stück, dessen aufführungstechnische Schwierigkeiten sich in Grenzen halten.
Friedrich Storfinger, Musica Sacra, 5/2014

... Die dichte Polyphonie in einigen Chorfugen und die fast durchgängige Achtstimmigkeit machen das Werk zu einer anspruchsvollen Aufgabe für bewegliche Kammerchöre ... Der Schwierigkeitsgrad der Solopartien ist vergleichsweise überschaubar, interessant könnte eine Besetzung aus dem Chor heraus sein ... Dank der Orchesterbesetzung mit drei Trompeten entwickelt das Werk insgesamt einen prachtvollen Charakter.
Ulrich Barthel, Chorzeit. Das Vokalmagazin, Februar 2014, Nr. 2