Newer Post Older Post Home. Royal Holloway ChoirRupert Gough conductor. Nunc Dimittis for eight part choir. It was first performed liturgically on Easter Sunday, gusyav, after which it was totally forgotten. Other recordings available for download. Which thou hast prepared: Friday, 17 April Gustav Holst: However, the style then changes to one of pure Renaissance with traditional chordal, unison and contrapuntal passages.
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This work was composed at the request of the then Director of Music at Westminster Cathedral, Richard Terry It was first performed on Easter Sunday, 4 April and then promptly forgotten.
According to Imogen Holst Holst, the original holograph had been lost, however there was a part-autograph score which enabled her to reconstruct the work. Other works at this concert included music choral and organ music by Thomas Weelkes and William Byrd.
Latin Text of Nunc Dimittis: Nunc dimittis servum tuum, Domine, secundum verbum tuum in pace: Quia viderunt oculi mei salutare tuum Quod parasti ante faciem omnium populorum: Lumen ad revelationem gentium, et gloriam plebis tuae Israel.
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. However, the style then changes to one of pure Renaissance with traditional chordal, unison and contrapuntal passages. There is an antiphonal exchange between male and female voices. The setting is for eight-part chorus. There is little to suggest 20th century Barnes or Hammersmith - but a lot of influence from Palestrina and the Elizabethans.
Bibliography: Dickinson, A.
List of compositions by Gustav Holst