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Evening Service in G

composer
1940
author of text

 
The Magnificat and Nunc dimittis in G were written and published in 1940. Dr H K Andrews had written a boisterous set of evening canticles that Bairstow considered foreign to the spirit of the words. The G major Service, meditative and prayerful, was Bairstow’s reaction to Andrews’ setting. The key signature of one flat gives an accurate hint of modal harmony and melody.

from notes by Philip Moore 2007

Recordings

Bairstow: Choral Music
CDA67497

Details

Canticle 1: Magnificat  My soul doth magnify the Lord
Track 8 on CDA67497 [3'38]
Canticle 2: Nunc dimittis  Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace
Track 9 on CDA67497 [2'11]

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