Sunday, February 12

Stanford: Magnificat in G

I am not very familiar with Charles Stanford's music - though I should be since he taught for many years at the Royal College of Music (where I studied)... But I am very fond of this Magnificat in G. The beginning is so uplifting: the  calm, staccato arpeggios played by the organ, and the child's treble voice on top - the personification of purity and meekness-, all these speak directly to my heart. And the final chorale ("glory be to the Father...") is really majestic and magnificent! 
The best recording I have so far come across is the one here below, with King's College Choir, Cambridge

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