Magnificavit eum (Francisco Valls)
- Editors: Jonathan Goodliffe and Mick Swithinbank (submitted 2017-04-19). Score information: A4, 15 pages, 108 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: The chirimias and the sackbut are transposed in the source. In this edition the chirimias have been transposed down a perfect fourth and the sackbut up a perfect 5th to achieve what seems to have been the intended performing pitch. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
Title: Magnificavit eum
Composer: Francisco Valls
Description: A responsory described as “a 14”. The 3 parts in the 4th choir, however, are clearly intended to be instrumental (chirimias – a species of shawm and sackbut - an early form of trombone). The manuscript does not set the text to the bass parts in the 2nd and 3rd choir. These parts are described as “ministriles”, indicating that they were intended to be played by instruments as well as, or instead of, voices. Uses the same combination of voices as "Missa a 11". So the two works may have been intended to be sung on the same occasion.
External websites: Source at the Biblioteca de Catalunya
Original text and translations
Magnificavit eum in conspectu regum.
He magnified him in front of kings