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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

 
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

Recordings

Burgon: Cathedral Music
CDA66123Archive Service
Burgon: Choral Music
CDH55421
Journey into light – Music for Advent & Christmas
Studio Master: SIGCD269Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Remembrance
CDA67398

Details

Track 2 on CDA67398 [2'41]
Track 10 on CDH55421 [3'04]
Track 2 on CDA66123 [3'00] Archive Service
Track 20 on SIGCD269 [2'45] Download only

Track-specific metadata for CDH55421 track 10

Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-06-56710
Duration
3'04
Recording date
23 February 2006
Recording venue
Wells Cathedral, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Julian Millard
Hyperion usage
  1. Burgon: Choral Music (CDA67567)
    Disc 1 Track 10
    Release date: November 2006
    Deletion date: March 2010
    Superseded by CDH55421
  2. Burgon: Choral Music (CDH55421)
    Disc 1 Track 10
    Release date: March 2013
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