Wednesday, November 28, 2007

This week, I'm preparing for Advent and the study of Luke's Gospel by listening to recordings of the Magnificat (Luke 1.46-55).

The Magnificat has long been used in liturgical worship to express praise to God for the Good News of Jesus that overturns the powers of this world, bringing in the Kingdom of God.

Here is a wonderful recording of three baroque settings: by Johann Kuhnau, Jan Zelenka and J.S. Bach.

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