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Mozart's Attic: J.S. Bach, a setting of The Magnificat

In 1723, J.S. Bach, the newly-hired Kappelmeister at St. Thomas’s in Leipzig had an early opportunity to show his stuff with a setting of the Magnificat — normally a routine every-Sunday hymn that was traditionally given a special treatment around the holidays, especially around Christmas.

Bach brought in the trumpets and the kettle drums for a festive spectacular performance, and we’ll hear what must have made an impression on the staid Burgomeisters with a festive performance of our own this Sunday.

6:00 p.m. on WFIT 89.5 FM and streaming at WFIT.org.

Originally from central Massachusetts, Jay has called the Space Coast home for more than 30 years. He began his association with WFIT in the late '90s as a dumpster diver for office furniture in response to a broadcast plea for a new chair from a frustrated disc jockey. (WFIT has come a long way since.)