Magnificat and Nunc dimittis in D (William Child)
- Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2011-06-19). Score information: A4, 23 pages, 215 kB Copyright: Personal
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Title: Magnificat and Nunc dimittis in D
Composer: William Child
First published: c.1665 in manuscript
First published: 1773 in Cathedral Music, Volume 3, p. 56;64
Description: Child's "Sharp Service" was reputedly the piece de resistance in St George's Chapel, Windsor in the first decade after the Restoration. It was probably the service performed exclusively for the entertainment of Pepys and his wife upon their expedition to meet Child, 26th February, 1666. It is said that Child wrote this service to puzzle his choirmen, they having ridiculed some of his music because it was so easy.