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Nunc dimittis in B flat

6vv SSATBB; commissioned for Westminster Cathedral by RR Terry in 1916
author of text
Luke 2: 29-32

The Irish-born composer Charles Wood studied at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, which is where he then spent the majority of his working life. Chiefly known for his Anglican Church music, he is often overshadowed by his friend and colleague Charles Villiers Stanford. Wood wrote a number of evening canticle settings in both English and Latin. This Nunc dimittis in B flat dates from the late 1920s, and was published alongside another unaccompanied Nunc dimittis (in C), provided with both Latin and English texts by the composer.

from notes by Rupert Gough © 2008


From the vaults of Westminster Cathedral
O sacrum convivium
SIGCD127Download only


Track 24 on CDA67707 [3'17]
Track 9 on SIGCD127 [3'12] Download only

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