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The Clouds (detail) by Pinckney Marcius-Simons (1865-1909)
Private Collection / Bridgeman Art Library, London
Track(s) taken from CDA67398
Recording details: January 2003
St Paul's Cathedral, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Mark Brown
Engineered by Julian Millard
Release date: August 2003
Total duration: 2 minutes 41 seconds

'A lasting souvenir of a moving occasion, a fitting tribute to a great man, but above all, fine listening' (Gramophone)

Nunc dimittis, 1979 version
First line:
Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace
composer
1979; title music for Tinker, Tailor, Soldier ... Spy
author of text
Luke 2: 29-32

Other recordings available for download
Wells Cathedral Choir, Alan Thomas (trumpet), Matthew Owens (conductor), David Bednall (organ)
Chichester Cathedral Choir, Alan Thurlow (conductor), Jeremy Suter (organ)
Introduction
Although the composer admits that the creative act can be a struggle, many of his works spring to life, Minerva-like, fully formed in Burgon’s imagination. His Nunc dimittis, for example, conceived for the BBC’s acclaimed dramatization of John le Carré’s novel Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, briefly entered the UK pop chart’s Top 10 in 1979. It has since established an enduring place in the church repertoire. Burgon observes: ‘Like many of my best pieces, it came to me very clearly and complete. And I always thought of it as being part of a tradition of sacred music, not a piece deliberately written in a “pop” style.’

from notes by Andrew Stewart 2006


Other albums featuring this work
'Burgon: Cathedral Music' (CDA66123)
Burgon: Cathedral Music
'Burgon: Choral Music' (CDH55421)
Burgon: Choral Music
MP3 £4.99FLAC £4.99ALAC £4.99Buy by post £5.50 CDH55421  Helios (Hyperion's budget label)  

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