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Durante/Pergolesi Magnificat

Hello Listers,
I'm performing the Durante Magnificat with my concert choir for the winter concert. The files on CPDL don't have string parts, but rather keyboard reductions. The parts are available for rent from Kalmus, but, since the piece is in the public domain, I was wondering if anyone on the list had performed this piece and happened to have the string parts?
Thanks for your assistance,
Bruce C. Lengacher
Acalanes High School
Lafayette, CA
Replies (12): Threaded | Chronological
on August 29, 2013 6:56pm
Hi Bruce: I'm buying the parts and score from EFKalmus -- not to expensive. I'm getting the choral scores ('regular' Kalmus) from Alfred Pub.
By the time you print all that paper and put it in binders it costs the same. Just my two cents.
on September 20, 2013 4:37am
PS dont get the Kalmus scores from Alfred Pub. I sent them back! Poor print, can't read them - just a digital scan of some old 19th C score. I'm going to use CPDL for the choral scores. Got my EFKalmus parts - they look good.
Taking a peek around the web I think Carus might be the very best option right now. L.
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on August 30, 2013 8:08am
Bruce, I did this with my church choir several years ago and we purchased the Carus score and parts. I'd be happy to lend them to you.
Wonderful piece by an excellent composer. Maybe consider pairing it with something else from one of his Neapolitan colleagues.
Drop me a line (t-tropp at and let me know where to send them. I'll grab the parts on Sunday and get them in the mail.
on August 30, 2013 8:23am
Look on the International Music Score Library Project
on September 20, 2013 4:31am
Didn't find the Magnificat here.
on August 30, 2013 11:04pm
Dear Bruce,
I published an edition of this piece a few years ago. The set contains 1 full score, 1 vocal score, 1 continuo (realized) part and a set of string parts in pdf format.
If you are interested let me know and I will send you some samples.
My e-mail is:  smacmus(a)
Stuart McIntosh
on August 31, 2013 2:44am
I did this 2 years ago and used the cpdl version for the singers.  Just be forwarned that there are a few note errors, some strange enharmonic spellings and much inconsistency between the string parts and the keyboard reduction, primarily (if I recall correctly) during the beginning and end of some movements when the singers are resting.  Still well worth it in spite of these minor issues.
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on July 23, 2014 8:13am
Yes, it will pay to go over one copy carefully and make your corrections before printing all the copies for the choir. I wish I had. It would have saved many valuable minutes of rehearsal time. 
on September 1, 2013 6:26am
Is this the Jimmy Durante Magnificat?
; )
on September 21, 2013 6:20am
Bruce, I performed the work last March here in Prescott AZ and I borrowed the parts from Dan Earl in Santa Rosa, CA srhsmusic(a)  Best wishes,  Dennis Houser, YC Master Chorale.
on July 22, 2014 7:16am
Hello all
I plan to perform this fine work with my choir in Lille (France) next year.
I'm looking for strings parts, in PDF and/or MIDI or XML format.
I read Stuart published an edition. Can he (or other) help me ?
Best regards
PS Sorry for my poor english !
on July 23, 2014 7:48am
Walton published a version in 1963 edited by Buryl Red and Virginia Stroh, M 102-40, and parts and score are available.  
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