Magnificat (Atkins Variation)

blair_mndatz-magnificat.nwcMay 202012.05 kB00:07:35
Composer:Blair, Hugh (1864-1932), English
Instruments:arranged for SSAATTBB (piccolo/whistle, clarinet/flute, French horn/trombone, bassoon/tuba)
Submitter:Hooper, John
Email:john (e-mail)
Ziptitle:Magnificat & Numc dimittis (Atkins variation) (1887)
There are no text/lyrics; each File was generated purely for Choral Rehearsing purposes (using a published piano-reduction Score), and so doesn't look pretty even though it should sound reasonable (though that depends very much on your hardware/software; mine is a Soundblaster AWE64 Gold).
Voice-emphasised Midi Files of the whole work can be downloaded for free from my Website (above). My Website also contains Midi Files for several rather more modern Composers, for which NWC versions may be available.
This service, composed for Worcester Cathedral, was written in January 1887. The original version was published in 1908 and appears in English Church Music, Volume 2 (OUP). It was considerably revised and expanded in March 1892 by Ivor Atkins, then Organist of Hereford Cathedral, later Blair's successor at Worcester Cathedral. The revised version was published in 1933, after Blair's death, and is the version more frequently heard today. It is the one provided here. If you wish to hear the original version rather than the Atkins one, then you can find it <A HREF="../../Blair/Magnificat-NuncDim/magnificat-nuncdim.html"><FONT COLOR=GREEN><STRONG>here</STRONG></FONT></A>