Loving me some Gabrieli tonight.
The Magnificat is one of the most ancient Christian hymns. It derives its name from the first word of the Latin Vulgate text (Luke 1:46-55): Magnificat anima mea, Dominum, "My soul magnifies the Lord." It is a paean of praise for the Lord's mercy upon Israel and for the fulfillment of the promise made to Abraham and the patriarchs. The best part about this performance is that it is all Scripture. This is clearly the best interpretation out there of one of the world's most beautiful sacred pieces. Gloria Deo.