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Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis for St. Paul's Burlingame (2021)

for a cappella SATB choir | 00:07:30

by Melissa Dunphy

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Commissioned in celebration of the life of Marcia McCowin (1952-2020) for the 2022 Wells Cathedral Residency of the Choir of St. Paul's, Burlingame, California - Susan Jane Matthews, Director of Music

Scores for this work will be available to other choirs following the 2022 Wells Cathedral residency.

Magnificat
My soul doth magnify the Lord.
And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Savior.
For he hath regarded: the lowliness of his handmaiden:
For behold, from henceforth: all generations shall call me blessed.

For he that is mighty hath magnified me: and holy is his Name.
And his mercy is on them that fear him: throughout all generations.
He hath showed strength with his arm:
he hath scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts.
He hath put down the mighty from their seat:
and hath exalted the humble and meek.
He hath filled the hungry with good things.
and the rich he hath sent empty away.
He remembering his mercy hath helped his servant Israel:
As he promised to our forefathers,
Abraham and his seed for ever

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son: and to the Holy Ghost;
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be:
world without end. Amen.

Nunc Dimittis

Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace according to thy word.
For mine eyes have seen thy salvation,
Which thou hast prepared before the face of all people;
To be a light to lighten the Gentiles and to be the glory of thy people Israel.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son: and to the Holy Ghost;
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be:
world without end. Amen.

(Book of Common Prayer, 1662)


Performances

  • 19 Dec, 2021: Choir of St. Paul's Episcopal Church at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Burlingame, CA
  • 05 Dec, 2021: Choir of St. Paul's Episcopal Church at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Burlingame, CA
  • 24 Oct, 2021: Choir of St. Paul's Episcopal Church at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Burlingame, CA