Forces: soprano, strings & continuo
A darker and more complex setting of the Marian antiphon than the well-known F major version. Some exquisite harmonic shifts, changes in instrumentation and beautiful, singable vocal writing. Divided into 5 sections (one in two parts) the text is painted with a vivid palette of instrumental and vocal colour.
Source: BL MS R.M.23.c.17.(3), once the property of Dr. Burney.
Range: d – a” flat
Editor: James Sanderson