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Magnificat and Nunc dimittis 'Collegium Regale'
composer
1986
author of text
Magnificat: Luke 1: 46-55; Nunc dimittis: Luke 2: 29-32

Recordings
'Tavener: Sacred Music' (CDH55414)
Tavener: Sacred Music
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Details
Canticle 1: Magnificat  My soul doth magnify the Lord
Canticle 2: Nunc dimittis  Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace

Magnificat and Nunc dimittis 'Collegium Regale'
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Utterly different in one sense are the Magnificat and Nunc dimittis ‘Collegium Regale‘, written in 1986 for King’s College, Cambridge. These are, by contrast, straightforward settings for use in the Anglican liturgy, but they are certainly among the most unusual pieces in that repertoire. They employ, like The Uncreated Eros, a melody with a drone in the Greek style. In addition, the Magnificat retains the troparion to the Mother of God of Orthodox usage, which is inserted after each verse of the text. The melody of the Magnificat is sung with different scorings of increasing richness for each verse, with a jubilant refrain for the troparion. The Nunc dimittis is a simpler, less elaborate piece melodically, but enjoys the same wealth of choral colour.

from notes by Ivan Moody © 1991

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Details for CDH55414 track 2
Magnificat
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-91-46402
Duration
7'08
Recording date
13 July 1990
Recording venue
All Hallows, Gospel Oak, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Chris Sayers
Recording engineer
Antony Howell
Hyperion usage
  1. Tavener: Sacred Music (CDA66464)
    Disc 1 Track 2
    Release date: April 1991
    Deletion date: December 2009
    Superseded by CDH55414
  2. Tavener: Sacred Music (CDH55414)
    Disc 1 Track 2
    Release date: June 2013
    Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
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