suscepit israel (satb)


  • Catalog ID: S-335
  • Composer: Alberto Grau
  • Voicing: satb
  • Accompaniment: a cappella
  • Language: Latin
  • Country: Venezuela
  • Series: Musica De Latinoamerica
  • Other: new for 2010, sacred
  • Score: View Score
  • Sound: Listen


Suscepit Isreal is the third piece of Alberto Grau’s Magnificat set.  It can be performed as a separate piece or combined with other pieces from the set.  This setting uses only one verse (Luke 1:54) of the Magnificat text.  Even though all four sections of this piece use the same text, it is expressed in a variety of motivic and rhythmic combinations in the choir and always maintains the lyric character of the words.  The soprano solo – symbolic of a motherly guardian – is set in an ongoing melodic discourse that hovers above the different textures of this intimate piece.