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Richard Shephard Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis

Categories
Evening Service, Psalms and Canticles
Instrument(s)
Keyboard [organ/piano]
Voicing
SATB, Unison
Original Publication
Sewanee Composer's Project MMVI - Vol. 13
Difficulty
Easy
Suggested Uses(s)
Description

Unison voices in E-flat (opt. SATB Gloria Patri) with organ. A beautiful and easy setting of the Evening Service with traditional English text. Great for smaller choirs but bigger choirs shouldn't overlook this! i.e. Ladies sing the Magnificat (SATB or SA singing the Gloria Patri); Men sing the Nunc Dimittis. Or solos! Lots of possibilities.

If you'd like the UNISON version for high voices (up a third in G) it's here as well. It's in the EXTRAS (ZIP) file.

My soul doth magnify the Lord : and my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour.
For he hath regarded : the lowliness of his handmaiden.
For behold, from henceforth : all generations shall call me blessed.
For he that is mighty hath magnified me : and holy is his Name.
And his mercy is on them that fear him : throughout all generations.
He hath shewed strength with his arm : he hath scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts.
He hath put down the mighty from their seat : and hath exalted the humble and meek.
He hath filled the hungry with good things : and the rich he hath sent empty away.
He remembering his mercy hath holpen his servant Israel : as he promised to our forefathers, Abraham and his seed for ever.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son: and to the Holy Ghost.
As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be: world without end. Amen.

Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace : according to thy word.
For mine eyes have seen : thy salvation,
Which thou hast prepared : before the face of all people;
To be a light to lighten the Gentiles : and to be the glory of thy people Israel.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son: and to the Holy Ghost.
As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be: world without end. Amen.

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P.O. Box 249
Tryon, North Carolina 28782
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