for SATB choir, soprano solo, mezzo-soprano solo, and chamber orchestra or piano McDowall has skilfully united luscious harmonies with fresh melodies and crisp rhythms in this vibrant work. Divided into six movements, Magnificat is ideal for SATB choirs seeking fresh and inspiring new repertoire suitable for church or concert use. Instrumental parts and vocal scores are available on hire/rental.
Born in 1951, educated at Edinburgh and London Universities, and a prize-winning student at Trinity College of Music, Cecilia McDowall has a distinctive style which speaks directly to listeners, instrumentalists, and singers alike. Her choral output has been described as having a 'freshness, brightness, and fidelity' about it, combining flowing melodic lines and occasionally astringent harmony with rhythmic vitality. Her music has been commissioned and performed by leading choirs, ensembles, and festivals, among them the choir of New College, Oxford, the Fibonacci Sequence, the Presteigne Festival, and St Alban's Choral Society.
Magnificat ; Ecce enim ex hoc beatam ; Quia fecit mihi magna ; Et misericordia ; Fecit potentiam ; Deposuit potentes