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Jan Dismas Zelenka
Magnificat in D major, ZWV 108

Ref.

ZWV 108 / ZWV108 / Z.108 / Z108

German Title

 

English Title

Magnificat in D major

Event

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Composed

Composed by Jan Dismas Zelenka in Dresden, 1725
The maunuscript in the Sachesen Provincial Library bears the Date November 26, 1725
Performed by J.S. Bach at Thomaskirche, Leipzig 1729-1735

Text

Latin Magnificat (Mvt. 1: Magnificat anima mea Dominum | Mvt. 2: Suscepit Israel | Mvt. 3: Amen)

Latin Text | Translations: English-3

Scoring

Soloists: Soprano, Alto; 4-part Chorus
Orchestra:
2 trumpets, timpani, 2 oboes, strings (2 violins, viola), continuo (violoncello, contrabass, bassoon, organ); The trumpets & timpani are later additions by J.S. Zelenka
[according to the liner notes to M. Suzuki recording]
or
2 trumpets, timpani, 2 oboes, 2 bassoons, 2 violins, 2 violas, continuo
[according to Wolfgang Reiche's thematic catalogue [Jan Dismas Zelenka: Thematisch-systematisches Verzeichnis der musikalischen Werke (ZWV), Dresden, 1985]

Score

References

BGA: | NBA: | BC: | First Published:

Commentary

 

Music

Music Examples

Comments

J.S. Bach instructed his son, Wilhelm Friedemann Bach, to copy the Amen from J.D. Zelenka's third Magnificat (ZWV 108) for use in Leipzig at St Thomas's.

Discussions

 

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Complete Recordings

1

J.D. Zelenka: Psalmen und Magnificat [P-2]

J.D. Zelenka: Magnificat in D major, ZWV 108 []

Wolfram Wehnert

Marburger Bachchor / Hessisches Bach-Collegium

Soprano: Ute Frühhaber; Alto: Dorothea Brinkmann

FSM 63108

1981 or earlier

LP / TT:

 

2

J.D. Zelenka: Magnificat [P-1]

 

J.D. Zelenka: Magnificat in D major, ZWV 108 [10:13]

Pavel Kühn

Kühn Mixed Choir / Prague Chamber Orchestra

Soprano: Jana Jonášová; Contralto: Mária Mrázová
Jiri Kaniak (Oboe); Oldrich Vlcek (Violin); Jindrich Ptacek (Cello); Svatopluk Vohanka (Double Bass); Stanislav Bogunia (Harpsichord); Jan Hora (Organ)

Supraphon 3315

Jul 2-3, 1982

CD / TT: 57:53

Recorded at Dvorák Hall of Rudolfinum, Prague, Czechoslovakia.
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3

J.D. Zelenka: Magnificat [P-1]

 

J.D. Zelenka: Magnificat in D major, ZWV 108 []

Louis Devos

Westvlaams Vocaal Ensemble / Musica Polyphonica

Soprano: Bernadette Degelin; Counter-tenor: David James

Erato STU 71462

1982 [printed]

LP / TT:

Recorded at Church of St. Nicolas À Gistel, Moere, Belgium.

4

Natus est Jesus: Weihnachtliche Musik des Barock [P-1]

J.D. Zelenka: Magnificat in D major, ZWV 108 []

Fritz Näf

Basler Madrigalisten / Chamber Orchestra der Schola Cantorum Basiliensis.

Soprano: Rosemarie Hoffmann; Alto: René Jacobs
Gottfried Bach (Organ); Konrad Junghänel (Lute); Roël Dieltiens (Violoncello)

Deutsche Harmonia Mundi 77177 / 49139

1986

CD / TT:

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5

J.D. Zelenka: Magnificat - Psaumes & Repons [P-1]

 

J.D. Zelenka: Magnificat in D major, ZWV 108 [10:26]

René Depoutot

Le Concert Royal de Nancy

Sopranos: Agnés Claude, Dominique Eumont, Hèléne Marraud, Suzanne Nisse; Altos: Jean-Louis Comoretto, François Knoery; Tenors: Jean-Philippe Vennin, Jean-François Iung; Basses: Vincent Lecuyea, Didier Rahuel, Pascal Schlosser

Adda 581161

Jul 12-15, 1989

CD / TT: 56:27

Recorded at léglise St. Georges d'Essey-lès-Nancy, France.
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6

Barocke Weihnachts [P-1]
J.D. Zelenka: Psalmen und Magnificat zur Weihnachtszeit
G.F. Händel: Psalmen aus der "Römischen Vesper"

J.D. Zelenka: Magnificat in D major, ZWV 108 []

Günther Theuring

Wiener Jeunesse-Chor / Virtuosi di Praga.

Soprano: Elzbieta Szmytka or Olivia Blackburn; Alto: Jean Niouret

ORF/Casinos Austria 1994/2/3

Nov 1992 [released 1994]

2-CD / TT:

 

7

J.D. Zelenka: Geistliche Werke für Soli, Chor und Orchester [P-1]

 

J.D. Zelenka: Magnificat in D major, ZWV 108 [9:17]

Thomas Reuber

Capella Piccola, Neuss / Ensemble Metamorphosis, Köln

Soprano: Martina Lins-Reuber; Alto: Kai Wessel

Thorofon 2181

Mar 1993; Mar 1994

CD / TT: 50:28

Recorded at St. Peter, Neuss-Hoisten, Germany.
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8

J.D. Zelenka: Requiem in C minor/ Dies irae solenna / Psalm 129 / Magnificat in C major [P-1]

J.D. Zelenka: Magnificat in D major, ZWV 108 []

Pavel Baxa

Prague Madrigal Singers / Musica Aeterna Bratislava

Soprano: Milada Cechalova; Alto: Agata Cakrtova

Panton 710368

1996 [released]

CD / TT:

 

9

Magnificat: Kuhnau · Zelenka · J.S. Bach [V-2]

 

J.D. Zelenka: Magnificat in D major, ZWV 108 [10:17]

Masaaki Suzuki

Bach Collegium Japan

Soprano: Miah Persson; Alto: Akira Tachikawa

BIS 1011

Nov-Dec 1998

CD / TT: 71:31

Recorded at the Kobe Shoin Women's University Chapel, Japan.
See: Magnificat BWV 243 - conducted by Massaki Suzuki
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10

Magnificat (Bach, Zelenka, Schütz) / Friede auf Erden (Schönberg) [V-5]

 

J.D. Zelenka: Magnificat in D major, ZWV 108 [11:51]

Ingo Schulz

Ölberg-Chor / Ensemble 36

Sopranos: Almut Wilker or Anne Haller, Alto: Uwe Czyborra

Musik Art 8

1998

CD / TT:

Recorded live at Emmaus-Kirche, Berlin-Kreuzberg, Germany.
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11

Zelenka: The Litanies of St. Francis Xavier [P-1]

J.D. Zelenka: Magnificat in D major, ZWV 108

Gary Ekkel

Schola Cantorum of Melbourne / Schola Cantorum Baroque Players

Soprano: Euan Brown; Alto: Sue Droege

Move Records 156

2000 [released]

2-CD / TT:

 

The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (December 2008 - May 2009)

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