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Magnificat anima mea Dominum

Language: Latin after the Greek (Ελληνικά)

Magnificat anima mea Dominum,
et exsultavit spiritus meus in Deo salvatore meo,
quia respexit humilitatem ancillae suae.
Ecce enim ex hoc beatam me dicent omnes generationes,
quia fecit mihi magna, qui potens est,
et sanctum nomen eius,
et misericordia eius [in progenies et progenies]1
timentibus eum.
Fecit potentiam in brachio suo,
dispersit superbos mente cordis sui;
deposuit potentes de sede
et exaltavit humiles;
esurientes implevit bonis
et divites dimisit inanes.
Suscepit Israel puerum suum,
recordatus [misericordiae]2,
sicut locutus est ad patres nostros,
Abraham et semini eius in saecula.

Translation(s): DUT ENG ENG FRE SPA

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1 Hildegard von Bingen, Fayrfax, Monk, Nesbitt, Pärt: "a progenie in progenies"
2 Fayrfax, Monk, Nesbitt, Pärt: "misericordiae suae"

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  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) (Lau Kanen) , "Magnificat", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Bible or other Sacred Texts)
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Mon âme exalte le Seigneur", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Saúl Botero Restrepo) , copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2009-01-18.
Last modified: 2014-09-11 12:43:43
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Glorifica mi alma al Señor

Language: Spanish (Español) after the Latin

Glorifica mi alma al Señor
y se regocija mi espíritu en Dios mi salvador,
porque miró la humildad de su esclava.
Por ello bienaventurada me llamarán todas las generaciones,
pues hizo en mí grandes cosas el poderoso,
cuyo nombre es Santo, 
y su misericordia se derrama de generación en generación 
sobre los que le temen.
Desplegó el poder de su brazo 
y apartó de su corazón a los soberbios. 
Derribó a los poderosos de su trono 
y exaltó a los humildes. 
A los hambrientos llenó de bienes
y a los ricos despidió vacíos.
Recibió a Israel como hijo suyo, 
en virtud de su misericordia, 
como lo anunció a nuestros padres, 
a Abraham y a su descendencia, por los siglos.

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  • a text in Latin by Bible or other Sacred Texts , Luke 1:46-55 DUT ENG ENG ENG FRE GER LAT
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Tomaso Albinoni, Johann Sebastian Bach, Dietrich Buxtehude, Francesco Durante, Robert Fayrfax, Giorgio Gaslini, Hildegard von Bingen, Luca Marenzio, Richard Monk, John Nesbitt, Arvo Pärt, Krzysztof Penderecki, Domenico Scarlatti, Franz Peter Schubert, Heinrich Schütz, John Kenneth Tavener, Ralph Vaughan Williams, José Carlos do Amaral Vieira Filho, Antonio Vivaldi, Jan Dismas Zelenka. Go to the text.

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Text added to the website: 2011-02-16.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:15
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Word count: 119