Magnificat and Nunc dimittis (John Kilpatrick)
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Title: Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis in F
Composer: John Kilpatrick
First published: 2005
Description: The text is run in parallel in Latin and English, overlapping but with Latin generally leading. In Magnificat the lower parts are in Latin and the upper in English. In Nunc Dimittis this is reversed.
Original text and translations
The work already contains both the Latin and English texts, but an alternative translation of the Magnificat from Latin may be found here. However, I follow Bach in taking "dispersit superbos mente cordis sui" as meaning (in English idiom) "he scatters the proud by the force of his mind" (Bach, in his Magnificat, clearly depicts the Mind of God at that point).
For an alternative translation of the Nunc Dimittis see here.
For both canticles there are other sources.