Arvo Pärt: Nunc dimittis

  • for mixed choir a cappella
  • Duration: 7’
  • Choir: SATB
  • Composer: Arvo Pärt
  • Table of contents:
    Nunc dimittis für Chor (SATB) a cappella
  • Dedication: to the Choir of St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral, Edinburgh
  • 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. First performed by the Choir of St Mary’s Cathedral, conducted by Matthew Owens, for a live BBC Radio 3 Evensong broadcast during the Edinburgh Festival on 15th August, 2001.
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Arvo Pärt: Nunc dimittis for mixed choir (SATB) a cappella | UE31909

  • Edition type: choral score
  • Languages: Latin
  • Format: 21.0 × 29.7 cm
  • ISBN: 978-3-7024-0545-8
  • ISMN: 979-0-008-06434-0
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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. Pärt 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. Luke 2, 29-32 29 Nunc dimittis servum tuum, Domine, secundum verbum tuum in pace, 30 quia viderunt oculi mei salutare tuum, 31 quod parasti ante faciem omnium populorum, 32 lumen ad revelationem gentium et gloriam plebis tuae Israel.

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