May 31, 2012

Feast of the Visitation

Today is the Feast of the Visitation, so here is an awesome awesome setting of the Magnificat by Avro Part.

I asked one of the OPs working in my office this week (who has just a marvelous voice, and is a great lover of music) what his favorite setting of the Magnificat was. He said "Oh, well, Bach's is good." Heheheee. Yes...we know Bach's is good. Bach is always good. But surely, with your talent and knowledge, you can pick something more interesting. Then he asked me for my favorite setting, and I said "Monteverdi's Magnificat at the end of the Vespers of the Blessed Virgin Mary from 1610." And he had never listened to it. Alas, Brother. I shall no longer touting you as an expert in music, my friend.

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