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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
GIMDN902This album is not available for download
Byrd: Playing Elizabeth's Tune
GIMDP901This album is not available for download
Vigilate!
Studio Master: SDG720Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

Details

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

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