This metrical paraphrase of the Evensong Canticle Magnificat Anima mea Dominum was published in 1700 as a supplement to the New Version of the Metrical Psalms first issued by Tate and Brady in 1696. It is set to the tune Pentonville by William Marsh of Canterbury, a contemporary and associate of Thomas Clark. It was published in 1816.
The florid contrapuntal style of this tune is typical of the period. Unlike earlier 18th Century tunes, the air or main tune is now in the soprano part.
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