The Magnificat

Tuesdays 1:00 – 3:00

Mary’s song of praise, as recorded in the first chapter of Luke’s gospel, is a remarkable combination of ecstatic praise, inspirational poetry and revolutionary proclamation. as such, it has inspired writers, composers, liturgists and preachers from the earliest days of Christianity. in this course we will examine and explore commentaries, devotions, translations and, especially, the many musical compositions that have been inspired by these ancient-yet-ever-contemporary verses.

Wayne L. Wold is Professor of Music and Chair of the Music Department at Hood College, Director of Music at First Lutheran Church of Ellicott City and an active performer, composer, author and clinician. He holds degrees from Shenandoah Conservatory, Wittenberg University and Concordia College.

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