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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
'Burgon: Choral Music' (CDH55421)
Burgon: Choral Music
MP3 £4.99FLAC £4.99ALAC £4.99Buy by post £5.50 CDH55421  Helios (Hyperion's budget label)  
'Journey into light – Music for Advent & Christmas' (SIGCD269)
Journey into light – Music for Advent & Christmas
MP3 £7.99FLAC £7.99ALAC £7.99 Studio Master: FLAC 24-bit 48 kHz £9.00ALAC 24-bit 48 kHz £9.00 SIGCD269  Download only   Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
'Remembrance' (CDA67398)
Remembrance
Details
Track 10 on CDH55421 [3'04] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Track 2 on CDA66123 [3'00] Archive Service
Track 20 on SIGCD269 [2'45] Download only

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 CDA66123 track 2
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-85-12302
Duration
3'00
Recording date
25 January 1984
Recording venue
Chichester Cathedral, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Antony Howell
Hyperion usage
  1. Burgon: Cathedral Music (CDA66123)
    Disc 1 Track 2
    Release date: April 1987
    Archive Service
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