Magnificat (orchestral score)

orchestral score and parts
Composed by Johann Casper Aiblinger
Edited by Martin Banner
Voicing: SATB
Instrumentation: * 2 violins, viola, cello and bass
Catalog number: AMP 1009SP
Price: $50.00

* Choral and keyboard score: AMP 1009


     Johann Caspar Aiblinger was born in Wasserburg am Inn, Germany in 1779. His early musical training was received at the Benedictine Abbey in Tegernsee. He spent most of his adult life in Munich, holding a variety of posts, including Kapellmeister at the Italian Opera and the court church in that city, where he composed a large number of Masses and small scale church works. Aiblinger passed away in Munich in 1867.

     MAGNIFICAT is the last movement in a collection entitled “14 Psalmi breves” (14 Short Psalms), written for SATB choir and strings. This edition is based upon a hand copied score located in the Sächsische Landesbibliothek‐Staats‐und Universitätsbibliothek, Mus.4528‐D‐2,1. The score is laid out over seven pages, two systems per page, eight staves per system.

     The present edition adheres closely to the above mentioned source, noting editorial markings in parentheses. Voice parts, where notated in moveable clefs, were rewritten in treble clef; phrase markings in the voice parts were added where two or more notes occurred for a single syllable of text; textual underlay, given generally only in the soprano part, was added to the alto, tenor and bass parts.

             Martin Banner



Magnificat anima mea Dominum.

My soul magnifies the Lord.

Et exultavit spiritus meus in Deo salutari meo.

And my spirit rejoices in God my savior.

Quia respexit humilitatem ancillae suae. Ecce enim ex hoc beatam me dicent omnes gene-

For he has seen the humility of his servant. Behold, all generations will call me

Quia fecit mihi magna qui potens est et
sanctum nomen ejus.

For he who is mighty has done great things to me and holy is his name.

Et misericordia ejus a progenie in progenies timentibus eum.

And his mercy is upon those that fear him from generation to generation.

Fecit potentiam in brachio suo dispersit superbos mente cordis sui. He has shown strength in his arm, he dispersed the proud in their heart's conceit.

Suscepit Israel puerum suum, recordatus misericordiae suae.

He has helped his servant Israel, in remembrance of his mercy.

Sicut locutus est ad patres nostros, Abraham
et semini ejus in saecula.

As it was spoken to our fathers, to
Abraham and his seed forever.

Gloria Patri et Filio et Spiritui Sancto.

Glory to the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

Sicut erat in principio et nunc et semper,
et in saecula saeculorum, Amen.

As it was in the beginning, is now and
will always be, forever and ever, Amen.

To watch a performance of “Magnificat” by The Mississippi State University Choir, conducted by Dr. Gary Packwood. Click here.

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