Magnificat and Nunc dimittis in D minor (William Child)

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Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2020-05-02).   Score information: A4, 13 pages, 155 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Please click on the link for preview/playback/PDF download. Edition prepared from the Tudway collection. Described therein as transposed up a tone (from C minor), it is likely that the Dorian pitch is the closer to Child's original.

General Information

Title: Magnificat and Nunc dimittis in D minor
Composer: William Child
Lyricist: Book of Common Prayer, 1662create page

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: SAATB, The trebles have a short divisi passage in the Nunc dimittis.
Genre: SacredEvening Canticles

Language: English
Instruments: Organ

First published: c.1680 in manuscript

Originally recorded in C minor (Cam. MU ms 117); later disseminated by Tudway in D minor.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Magnificat and Nunc dimittis.