Saturday, December 14, 2013

J.S. Bach's Magnificat in D Major Performed by Performed by the Arnold Schoenberg Chor and Concentus Musicus Wien, Directed by Nikolaus Harnoncourt


Bach's Magnificat is being performed tonight here in town, but, alas, beyond my budget.
    1. Chorus
    Magnificat anima mea Dominum

    2. Soprano Aria
    Et exsultavit spiritus meus
    in Deo salutari meo,


    3. Soprano Aria
    Quia respexit humilitatem
    ancillae suae.
    Ecce enim ex hoc
    beatam me dicent


    4. Chorus
    Omnes generationes,

    5. Bass Aria
    Quia fecit mihi magna
    qui potens est,
    et sanctum nomen eius,


    6. Alto, Tenor Aria
    Et misericordia
    a progenie in progenies
    timentibus eum.


    7. Chorus
    Fecit potentiam in bracchio suo,
    dispersit superbos
    mente cordis sui
    .

    8. Tenor Aria
    Deposuit potentes
    de sede
    et exaltavit humiles.


    9. Alto Aria
    Esurientes implevit bonis
    et divites dimisit inanes.


    10. Chorus
    Suscepit Israel puerum suum
    recordatus misericordiae suae,


    11. Chorus
    Sicut locutus est
    ad patres nostros,
    Abraham et semini eius in saecula.


    12. Chorus
    Gloria Patri, gloria Filio,
    gloria et Spiritui Sancto,
    Sicut erat in principio
    et nunc et semper
    et in saecula saeculorum.
    Amen.

    My soul extols the Lord,


    And my spirit has rejoiced
    in God my savior,


    Because he looked on his servant
    in her lowliness.
    For behold from now on
    will call me fortunate,


    All generations,


    Because he who is strong
    has done great things for me,
    and his name is holy,


    And his mercy extends
    from generation to generation
    to those who fear him.


    He has used the power of his arm:
    he has scattered the haughty
    in their prideful thoughts.


    He has cast down the mighty
    from their thrones
    and raised high the lowly.


    He has filled the hungry with good things
    and sent the rich away empty.


    Mindful of his mercy,
    he has helped Israel his servant,


    As he promised
    to our forefathers
    Abraham and his descendants forever.


    Glory be to the Father, glory to the Son
    and glory to the Holy Spirit,
    as it was in the beginning,
    is now and will be always,
    even for ages of ages.
    Amen.

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