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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

Chichester Cathedral Choir, Alan Thurlow (conductor), Jeremy Suter (organ)
Recording details: January 1984
Chichester Cathedral, United Kingdom
Produced by Mark Brown
Engineered by Antony Howell
Release date: April 1987
Total duration: 3 minutes 0 seconds
 
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Other recordings available for download

St Paul's Cathedral Choir, John McDomnic (trumpet), John Scott (conductor), Huw Williams (organ)
Wells Cathedral Choir, Alan Thomas (trumpet), Matthew Owens (conductor), David Bednall (organ)
The Choir of Jesus College Cambridge, Rebecca Crawshaw (trumpet), Mark Williams (conductor), Robert Dixon (organ)

Reviews

'No composer would ever find a more responsive team' (Gramophone)
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: Choral Music
CDH55421Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Journey into light – Music for Advent & Christmas
Studio Master: SIGCD269Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Remembrance
CDA67398