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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

Recordings
'Burgon: Cathedral Music' (CDA66123)
Burgon: Cathedral Music
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'Burgon: Choral Music' (CDH55421)
Burgon: Choral Music
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'Remembrance' (CDA67398)
Remembrance
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Details
Track 10 on CDH55421 [3'04] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Track 2 on CDA66123 [3'00] Archive Service

Nunc dimittis, 1979 version
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

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Details for CDA67398 track 2
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-03-39802
Duration
2'41
Recording date
23 January 2003
Recording venue
St Paul's Cathedral, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Julian Millard
Hyperion usage
  1. Remembrance (CDA67398)
    Disc 1 Track 2
    Release date: August 2003
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