Simeon's hymn (Nunc dimittis) (Peter Bird)

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  • (Posted 2007-05-28)  CPDL #14507:      (Sibelius 4)
Editor: Peter Bird (submitted 2007-05-28).   Score information: Letter, 15 pages, 173 kB   Copyright: Personal
Copyright © 2007 by George Peter Bird. This edition may be freely distributed, duplicated, performed, and recorded.
Edition notes: No variations in dynamic are marked; these are left to the discretion of the performers.

General Information

Title: Simeon's hymn (Nunc dimittis)
Composer: Peter Bird
Source of text: Luke 2:29-32 (KJV)

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB, (sometimes divisi); and brief S descant
Genre: SacredEvening Canticles

Languages: English, Latin
Instruments: Organ (optional)

First published: 2007
Description: Opening theme stated by B is followed one measure later by T (canon at the 6th) and sung at 1/2 and 1/3 speeds by A and S, respectively (prolation canon). Mid-section is free polyphony and familiar style. Ending repeats canon above Gregorian tone VIIIG.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Nunc dimittis and Gloria Patri.