The MAGNIFICAT is the Virgin Mary's song of praise to God after one of the Bible's greatest wonders: the angel Gabriel visiting her with the message that she is to be the mother of God's son. In his setting, composer Kim André Arnesen expresses the feelings Mary must have felt: wonder, devotion, gratitude, joy, humility, hope, and compassion. God's selection of an unknown woman living in poverty to be the mother of His son is a bottom-up view of the world if ever there was one – and Arnesen sees the Magnificat as offering support and hope for all people struggling against adversity or in need of strength. 

The physical album comes with 2 discs, one for a regular CD player and one for Blu-ray.

Released in 2014 and nominated for Best Surround Album for the 58th GRAMMY Awards


Album title MAGNIFICAT

Nidarosdomens jentekor & TrondheimSolistene

Lise Granden Berg, soprano
Magne H. Draagen, organ
Maria Næss, piano
Ola Gjeilo, piano
Øyvind Gimse, artistic director TrondheimSolistene
Anita Brevik, conductor

Catalogue # 2L-106-SABD
EAN13 7041888519621
ISRC-code NOMPP1407010-100

Disc 1 Hybrid SACD
Stereo DSD
Disc 2

Pure Audio Blu-ray
DTS HD MA 192kHz/24 bit 5.1
Auro-3D 96kHz/24 bit 9.1
LPCM 192kHz/24 bit STEREO
mShuttle: stereo FLAC 96kHz + MP3
Region: ABC - worldwide

Release date October 2014
Recording date 2013-2014
Location Nidaros Cathedral, Norway
Original source DXD (352.8kHz/24bit)