Imant Raminsh
Imant Raminsh
Composition Date: 1983
Revision Date: 1983
Duration: 00:21:00
Genre: Solo Voice, With Chorus + Instrumental Ensemble (1-20 Performers), , Keyboards


Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 1 x Piano
  • 1 x Mezzo Soprano
  • 1 x Mixed chorus
Programme Note:
Among the most traditional texts in the Christian canon, the words of the Magnificat are often marshalled in support of a sentimental appreciation of the beauty of women, as objectified and minimized by the patriarchy. It's worth noting that the mezzo-soprano solo Raminsh chooses exemplifies a real human woman, expressing her joys and confusions at feeling the stirrings of new life within her body.

Credits: Gasser, Alan. Liner notes, Songs of the Lights; CBC Records SMCD 5116, 1992.
Creator: Alan Gasser
Subject: Magnificat
Date Created: 1992

Premiere Information:
May 1983, Vernon Recreation Centre, Vernon, B.C.; Margaret Burr (mezzo), Magee Secondary School Choir, Richard Hagman (piano), John Trepp, conductor.


  • Call Number:
  • MV 1701 R137ma
  • Genre:
  • Solo Voice, With Chorus + Instrumental Ensemble (1-20 Performers), , Keyboards
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • November 30, 1989
  • Type:
  • Print-music, published
  • Physical Description:
  • 1 chorus score (37 p.) ;
    37 Pages
    Height: 28 cm
  • Language Information
  • Language of libretto: Latin
  • Additional Information:
  • Latin words.
    Commissioned by B.C. Choral Federation through Canada Council.
    Duration: ca. 21:00.
    For mezzo-soprano solo, SATB choir and orchestra (or piano).
    Composed in 1983.
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