Date: November 10, 2013
I am rehearsing a program featuring only Magnificats, namely Pachelbel, Vivaldi, Selenka and Pergolesi.
My choir is mainly composed of senior-citizens who have a special hard time with poliphony and counterpoint. We have already started reading the first three but haven't yet started the Pergolesi. I grant that I don't like it very much and that I chose it in order to stay consistent with the concert theme.
I would very much like to drop it and replace it by another 10-12 minute long Magnificat in a rather "modern", "easy" and "melodic" fashion, in the style of Rutter or Whitacre. We will be accompanied by à string quintet and two oboes.
Could anyone make a recommandation? I would very much appreciate it.
Thank you very much in advance
Carlos from France
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