This Sunday I will be playing Magnificat in D by J.S.Bach. I've never heard of this piece. So as I listen to it... here you go. Enjoy!
Magnificat was first written in 1723 for that year's Christmas Day, in key of E-flat. Bach was a newly appointed Thomaskantor (music director of Thomanerchor in Leipzig) and it seems he intended to impress his new employer and congregation with this choral work. 10 years later he transposed it to D major for Easter.