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Magnificat In Blue: CD
  • Magnificat In Blue: CD

Magnificat In Blue: CD

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Magnificat In Blue” is an oratorio in one act, based on the Gospel of Luke from the New Testament of the Bible, composed by Scott Detweiler. The intimate work tells the story of The Annunciation of the birth of Jesus (from Angel Gabriel’s visit to Zachariah and then Mary) to Mary’s journey to visit her cousin Elizabeth, with the message that she, too, will bear a child. Detweiler sings the part of each of the characters against the backdrop of his original score. It is about 45 (forty-five) minutes in duration. The premiere performance was on May 13, 2017 at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Encino, California, where SD is a member of the music ministry. It was performed by Mr. Detweiler (on guitar and vocals) and Bill Johnston (on soprano saxophone and clarinet).

“I first set the actual words from the Magnificat (Luke 1:46 – 55) to music. Then I built the piece around it with original lyrics”, explains Detweiler. Wikipedia lists the names of over 200 (two hundred) composers who have composed works based on The Magnificat, including Bach, Mozart, Tchaikovsky, and Rachmaninoff. Detweiler adds his name to the list with a score and libretto he hopes will touch and inspire listeners of all ages and of all faiths.

One of the unique aspects of the work, in addition to one person singing the parts of all four characters (Elizabeth, Zechariah, Gabriel and Mary) is that the lyrics tell the story from the perspective of Elizabeth. At the time Mary announces to Elizabeth that Elizabeth will bear a son named John, Elizabeth is beyond her child-bearing years. “My wife Elsa and I have very close friends who had great difficulty having children”, Detweiler says, “and I drew from the experience in supporting them through their struggle that helped me to write the lyrics from her perspective”.

The piece opens with the powerful acapella start to the song , “Change”, sung by Elizabeth (please listen to it at the top of this page). She explains her own change, from being a young bride with the hope of bearing a child for her husband, Zechariah, to the disappointment in her later years, as a childless woman. (History tells us that in this ancient culture, childless couples bore a stigma and were ostracized by those who had children). By the end of the oratorio, after Elizabeth receives the message from Mary and actually feels the kick of her infant son in her womb, she is transformed. Once again she experiences yet another change when she realizes that she has not been forsaken by God. She feels beautiful, valuable and relevant. “Magnificat In Blue”, is a story of hope, faith and inspiration.

Track List: 1) Change 2) Til John's Cry Is Heard 3) Gabriel's Song 4) Annunciation (Recap) 5) Journey To Judah 6) Blues For Mary 7) Kick In Me 8) Hail Mary 9) Magnificat In Blue 10) Change (Reprise)

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Between Lake and River: CD
  • Between Lake and River: CD

Between Lake and River: CD

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Between Lake & River is Detweiler’s tribute to his home city of N.O. It is a tapestry of original musical stories set against its areas and streets. Originally released in 2003, its 15th anniversary 2018 re-release is also in honor of the 300th anniversary of the founding of New Orleans. (full liner notes are downloadable on the album page)

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Mercy Of The Groove: CD
  • Mercy Of The Groove: CD

Mercy Of The Groove: CD

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MERCY OF THE GROOVE is the last Detweiler release in his series of 5 albums chronicling early 21st century live music in Los Angeles. Released in 2012, it is the only album in the live, raw and unedited series that features his quintet.

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Big Scott: CD
  • Big Scott: CD

Big Scott: CD

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BIG SCOTT is the 4th Detweiler release in his series of 5 albums chronicling early 21st century live music in Los Angeles. Released in 2011 it is the 2nd album in the live, raw and unedited series that features his trio.

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Infusion Went Away: CD
  • Infusion Went Away: CD

Infusion Went Away: CD

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INFUSION WENT AWAY is the 1st Detweiler release in his series of 5 albums chronicling early 21st century live music in L.A. Released in 2009 it is one of two albums in the series (both released that year) that feature him solo. It presents live, raw renditions of 15 (fifteen) of his best original compositions. (complete liner notes can be downloaded from the INFUSION WENT AWAY album page).

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Renditionation Integration: CD
  • Renditionation Integration: CD
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RENDITIONATION INTEGRATION is the 2nd SD release in his series of 5 albums chronicling early 21st century live music in L.A. Released in 2009 it is one of two albums in the series (both released that year) that feature him solo. It integrates his raw renditions of American classics into the world of recorded music.

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Slumber Tongue: CD
  • Slumber Tongue: CD

Slumber Tongue: CD

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SLUMBER TONGUE is an all instrumental album released in 2004. Detweiler composed the entire album except for the theme song of Mardi Gras, “If Ever I Cease To Love” (composed in 1871). It is a unique book of multi-textured, eclectic pieces penned for chamber (solo & ensemble), dance, film score, rock stage, piano, guitar and multi-media production (complete liner notes can be downloaded from the SLUMBER TONGUE album page).

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