This Magnificat is first of a long series of the hymns of the Bible, which Sister Marie Keyrouz proposes :†
A composition and performance knocking down the musical and geographical wall between the East and West, and making obsolete the cleavages and the various subdivisions between people and cultures.†
An ecstasy of the soul in Arabic language is carried by an Olivier Lliboutry's classic symphonic orchestration, as a real flashback to the chants of the Bible, leaving the Nay, the Ud and the Qanun to have the favor to illuminate the space of the soul by the sacred sun's rays of the East. In a time when each of us multiplies the attempts of fusion East / west, Sister Marie convinces that, in the singing, itís not wall. Sister Marie Keyrouz invites us, through the musical traditions of East and West, in a journey during which spirit and material find finally their meeting place.†
Magnificat - Lc.1/45-56
Musique : Sister Marie Keyrouz
Symphonic Orchestration : Olivier LLIBOUTRY
"My soul doth magnify the Lord, and my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour.†For the hath regarded the low estate of this handmaiden : for, behold from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed. For he that is mighty hath done to me great things ; and holy is his name. And his mercy is on them that fear him from generation to generation. He hath shewed strength with his arm ; he hath scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts.†
He hath filled the hungry with good things ; and the rich he hath sent empty away. He hath holpen his people, in remembrance of his mercy. Alleluia"