Nunc Dimittis

Arvo Part

Choral Part(s)
Performing Ensemble: SATB
Instrumentation: SATB Choir
Item Number: UE031909
Text: Bible, St Luke 2, 29-32
Duration: 7:00
Publisher: Universal Edition
Print Status: 10 Copy Minimum


Quick Overview

Nunc dimittis, also known as Simeon's canticle, is taken from the New Testament (Luke II, 29-32); it is a short paean which Simeon took up when, as promised by the Holy Spirit, he was allowed to see the Messiah in the temple of Jerusalem before his demise. Part set the Nunc dimittis for a cappella chorus on commission from St. Mary's Cathedral, which has one of Scotland's great church choirs. Along with the Magnificat, Nunc dimittis is at the centre of the Anglican Mass, the Evensong, and it is a component of many vesper services.

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Additional Information

Commission Commissioned for the Choir of St. Mary's Episcopal Cathedral, Edinburgh with funds provided by St. Mary's Cathedral Music Society and the Capital Commissions scheme
Publisher ID UE31909