Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis - Charlotte Baskerville

Duration: 8'30"
Ensemble: SATB unaccompanied
Grading: Easy/Medium
CMP380 Full score £4.00

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This unaccompanied SATB Latin text setting of the Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis was written during the spring and summer of 2020.

The Magnificat begins with a simple, lilting motif which grows organically and provides forward momentum to the work. This motif returns at many points throughout the Magnificat and once again towards the end of the Nunc Dimittis, providing an overall sense of coherence.

As with many of my compositions, harmony and colour play a particularly important role. Here I have enjoyed exploring the harmonic and timbral potentials of an unaccompanied choir. I do hope that choirs find it an interesting and rewarding work to sing in a liturgical context.