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Evening Service in G

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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


Bairstow: Choral Music


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]

Track-specific metadata for CDA67497 track 9

Nunc dimittis
Recording date
14 January 2007
Recording venue
St John's College Chapel, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Julian Millard
Hyperion usage
  1. Bairstow: Choral Music (CDA67497)
    Disc 1 Track 9
    Release date: July 2007
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