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]

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