Op.68 - Suffolk Canticles: Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis [SATB div & Org]

The Suffolk Service

page one of Op.68 - Suffolk Canticles: Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis [SATB div & Org]

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A setting of the Evening Canticles commissioned for the Suffolk Singers, 2011. Thematically and harmonically the canticles are linked to the Balaam Song Cycle (op.67). The Magnificat is written to be light and airy reflecting the young nature of the Virgin Mary, without being twee, with gravitas as appropriate. During the writing of the Nunc Dimittis, I received a ’phone call that my father had died suddenly; the Nunc shares material with the final section of the Balaam Song Cycle, but then gives way to a more adventurous harmonic style, concluding on an ambiguous chord.

Score ID
Year of composition
Gospel according to St Luke
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
7 minutes
Choir + keyboard
Classical music

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