Composer:   John Rutter
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   Hinshaw
Edition:   NA
Voicing:   SATB
Setting:   Accompanied


Chet Sommers
Willmar Community College 1992
R&R Chair College & University

The Magnifcat was written in 1990. As more choral directors become familiar with it it will surely be widely performed. Two orchestrations are available. Of these the chamber version works very well. Rutter writes important lines for the harp, so it should be included. The work is about fifty-five minutes in length. It is a joyous celebration of a familiar text.