The Magnificat in D major is a setting of the
Magnificat text by Johann Sebastian Bach for five
soloists, a five-part choir and orchestra. Bach first
composed a version in E-flat major, (catalogued as BWV
243a) for Christmas in 1723 and then reworked that
music in D major in 1733 (catalogued as BWV 243) for
the feast of the Visitation. The Latin text is the
canticle of Mary, mother of Jesus, as told in the
Gospel of Luke.
Although originally written for Chorus & Orchestra, I
created this arrangement for Wind Ensemble (D-Trumpets
(3), Piccolo, Flutes (3), Oboes (2), Bb Clarinets (3),
Bass Clarinet, French Horn, Timpani & Bassoons (2)).