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Imagining the music being sung during a church service, I saw it as a priority to set the extended Magnificat text compactly; writing in four parts (SATB) with no divisi proved the key to creating a fast-flowing texture in which the words were nevertheless clearly audible. Conversely in the brief Nunc dimittis the harmony has the time and space to build slowly into six-part sequences.
from notes by Judith Weir © 2015