Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis in G (Herbert Howells)

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Editor: Ross Jallo (submitted 2019-07-10).   Score information: Letter, 22 pages, 1.24 MB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: This edition hews closely to the original; the only notable alteration is that the organ part is shown on three staves instead of the original two.

General Information

Title: Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis in G
Composer: Herbert Howells
Text: Luke 1:46-55, 2:29-31

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredEvening Canticles

Language: English
Instruments: Organ

First published: 1920

Description: The Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis in G, written c.1918, was Howells's first set of evening canticles. It was first published in 1920, and is therefore in the public domain in the United States (though not yet elsewhere).

External websites: 1973 performance by the choir of Birmingham Cathedral (Roy Massey, director; John Prior, organ)

Original text and translations

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