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Purcell: Z 231/1. Magnificat (Evening Service in G minor) - Preston

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Evening Service in G minor, Z 231

1. Magnificat (My soul doth magnify the Lord)

Canticle for soloists (SSAATB) and chorus (SATB)

Text: Luke, I, 46-55 in 'The Holy Bible' (1611), and Minor Doxology in 'The Book of Common Prayer' (1662)

Music: Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
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Choir of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford,
conducted by Simon Preston

Francis Grier, organ

Recorded in November 1980

Pitch: A = 466 Hz
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This Evening Service only survives in late 18th-century manuscripts, and its ascription to Henry Purcell has sometimes been questioned.

Marc D.

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