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Nunc dimittis

composer
Gradualia I
author of text
Luke 2: 29-32

 
The Nunc dimittis—a tract for the Feast of the Purification—is not a setting intended for Evensong or Compline, but is taken from the Gradualia, a great cycle of liturgical settings for the Catholic calendar from Advent to Trinity, published in two volumes in 1605 and 1607. In the passage beginning Quia viderunt Byrd employs some false relations, and the bell-like descending scales at Lumen, immediately inverted in the other parts, reflect earlier figures at saltare tuum and quod parasti.

from notes by Phillip Borg-Wheeler 2016

Recordings

Byrd & Britten: Choral Works
Studio Master: SIGCD481Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Byrd: Gradualia - The Marian Masses
CDH55047Archive Service
Byrd: Playing Elizabeth's Tune
GIMDN902Please, someone, buy me …This album is not available for download
Byrd: Playing Elizabeth's Tune
GIMDP901Please, someone, buy me …This album is not available for download
Vigilate!
Studio Master: SDG720Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

Details

Track 3 on SIGCD481 [6'37] Download only
Track 14 on GIMDP901 [5'05] Please, someone, buy me
Track 14 on GIMDN902 [5'05] Please, someone, buy me
Track 7 on CDH55047 [5'34] Archive Service
Track 8 on SDG720 [8'43] Download only

Track-specific metadata for CDH55047 track 7

Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-90-45107
Duration
5'34
Recording date
1 March 1990
Recording venue
Rosslyn Hill Unitarian Chapel, Hampstead, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Gary Cole
Recording engineer
Antony Howell
Hyperion usage
  1. Byrd: Gradualia - The Marian Masses (CDA66451)
    Disc 1 Track 7
    Release date: November 1990
    Deletion date: May 2002
    Superseded by CDH55047
  2. Byrd: Gradualia - The Marian Masses (CDH55047)
    Disc 1 Track 7
    Release date: May 2002
    Deletion date: November 2013
    Archive Service
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