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Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis

  • Instrumentation: Soprano and Baritone solo, SSAATTBB, and Organ. 

  • Duration: c. 8:00'

  • Text: Song of Mary - Luke 1:46-55 KJV; Song of Simeon - Luke 2:29-32 KJV

  • Suitable for advanced High School, collegiate, and adult amateur, and professional choirs 

  • Appropriate for worship or concert performance


Program Note


This combination of Canticles from the the service of Evensong had long intrigued me, but especially so as I gained an intimate understanding of the service through my work as a staff singer at Trinity Church in the City of Boston. The two parts of this service music were written on either side of a Summer 2010 English tour with the Trinity Choirs, where we sang daily evensong at the Cathedrals in Ely and Chicester. 


While on this tour, my sister died, after a prolonged illness. The Nunc Dimitis is dedicated to her memory. 


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