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Short Advent work, minimum instruments?

Seeking SATB work for Adv. III, ca. 15 minutes.  Ch.Th. Pachelbel Magnificat has OK forces and comfortable difficulty, but too short.  Suggestions?
 David McCormick
Replies (2): Threaded | Chronological
on July 10, 2014 9:28am
I know of two Pachelbel Magnificats; the so-called Tenbury Magnificat a5 and the Magnificat a8 (the a8 is the shorter of the two).  Aside from the “Pergolesi” and the Vivaldi, there is a Magnificat a6 from the 1610 Vespers of Monteverdi that is quite good:  Not to be confused with the very popular Magnificat a7 from the same collection; you’ll need a cello and organ but the solos are easier than they look.  If you are willing to go to a gothic Renaissance, there is the Magnificat Secundi Toni by Brumel: it’s just the right length, most of the movements are recapitulated, and the music is absolutely wonderful!
 
Hope that helps.
  Michael A. Gray
 
 
on July 11, 2014 7:38am
Thank you, Michael. I'll check them out.
 David
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