Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis

Mixed Chorus and Woodwind Quintet

These Biblical texts are often associated with the Advent season of the Christian calendar. It is also sung anytime of the year at “Evensong” in Episcopal and Anglican traditions. The accompaniment is a traditional Woodwind Quintet. The composer knows of no other choral piece that uses this instrumental combination to accompany a choral work. If there are none, then, that is a sad thing, because that ensemble produces a wonderful variety and beauty of sound. Perhaps college and university groups might find this an opportunity to pull together faculty or students to offer this unique combination of woodwinds and choir. Churches, too, should find this combination a fine departure from the usual and a fresh sound for their service.

SKU: DRY-021 Categories: , Tags: , , , , ,
Voicing:SATB
Season or Event:Evensong, Holy Week, Memorial/Funeral
Difficulty:Intermediate
Descriptive Tags:Adoration, Christian, Liturgical text, Virgin Mary, Worship
Instrumentation:Miscellaneous, Woodwind Quintet
Language:Latin
Sacred or Secular:Sacred
Duration:10-15 Minutes

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