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New College Service

composer
commissioned by Dr Edward Higginbottom for the choir of New College, Oxford, to mark his retirement as Organist and Choir Master, May 2014
author of text
Magnificat: Luke 1: 46-55; Nunc dimittis: Luke 2: 29-32

 
I owe so much to my five years as a chorister (1981-6) in the choir of New College, Oxford, under the direction of Dr Edward Higginbottom, that I was delighted with this commission, to mark the great man’s retirement from the post. The melodic material is derived from Dr Higginbottom’s dates as organist; 1976 in the key of E major becomes E F# D# C#, followed by E B (Edward’s initials E.H.) followed by F# D# E A for 2014.

from notes by Alexander L'Estrange © 2016

Recordings

L'Estrange: On eagles' wings & other sacred music
Studio Master: SIGCD454Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

Details

Canticle 1: Magnificat  My soul doth magnify the Lord
Track 1 on SIGCD454 [6'53] Download only
Canticle 2: Nunc dimittis  Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace
Track 2 on SIGCD454 [3'49] Download only

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