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Nunc dimittis
First line:
Lord, let thy servant now depart in peace
author of text
Luke 2: 29-32

'Tye: Missa Euge bone & Western Wynde Mass' (CDA67928)
Tye: Missa Euge bone & Western Wynde Mass
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Nunc dimittis
The English text of the Nunc dimittis is non-standard: it has features in common with versions from 1535 and 1539, and the musical setting predates the award of Tye’s doctorate in 1545. This canticle would seem to date from Tye’s Cambridge years, when the composer first fell under the influence of the Protestant reformer Richard Cox (later Archdeacon of Ely Cathedral and responsible for Tye’s appointment as Master of the Choristers there). The pervasive, almost self-conscious, use of imitation shows the influence of the modern Continental style, but the harmonic idiom and the manner of text-setting are quintessentially English.

from notes by Jeremy Summerly © 2012

Track-specific metadata
Details for CDA67928 track 20
Recording date
22 June 2011
Recording venue
All Hallows, Gospel Oak, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Jeremy Summerly
Recording engineer
David Hinitt
Hyperion usage
  1. Tye: Missa Euge bone & Western Wynde Mass (CDA67928)
    Disc 1 Track 20
    Release date: May 2012
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