The Magnificat is based on the Gospel of Luke, in which the Virgin praises the wonders of the creator and reflects on his people’s history.
Work of great tension and expressiveness, built in five sections describing five scenes from the Bible (Luke 24: 1-12) which recounts the moment of the resurrection of Jesus.
Veni, Creator Spiritus takes the text of a medieval hymn that invokes the creative spirit. The work has a triumphal air about it, as if the creative spirit were already being felt at the very moment of its invocation. It is an expression of vitality, power and positivity.
This Suite was composed on poems from the books La Collita Tardana [The Late Harvest] and La Collita Darrera [The Last Harvest] by the journalist, writer and politician Antoni Rovira i Virgili (1882–1949), born in Tarragona.