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Gospel Canticle of Mary

J. Michael Joncas

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Vocal Forces: SATB, Assembly

Accompaniment: Keyboard

Separate Instruments: Flute, Oboe

Text Source:
, Luke 1:46b–55

Series: Ritual Prayer

Difficulty Level: E/M


Michael Joncas has constructed a setting of the Magni cat based on a “psalm tune,” a memorable yet variable melody that grows in intensity and density as it progresses, yet remains accessible, even to smaller choirs. Extensive notes, including textual/musical issues and liturgical use suggestions, are given.

Categories: Choral/Vocal, Liturgical

Liturgical: Assumption, Immaculate Conception, Mary, Mother of God, Visitation

Rites: Evening Prayer / Vespers, Magnificat

Topical: Marian

Bible Reference: Luke 1:46b–55

Scored for: Woodwinds

Number of Pages: 12

Language: English

Format: Octavo