The Book Of New Canticles Volume 2

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Publisher: Shorter House
Format: Sheet Music | Vocal Work

The Book of New Canticles II is a collection of six new or recent settings of Canticles.

The Magnificat (the song of Mary) and Nunc Dimittis (the song of Simeon) are the most popular of the Evening Canticle texts. These settings would suit any adventurous choir looking for new repertoire for evensong as well as concerts, and other occasions.

This book includes:

  • 6 settings by: Daniel Burges, Hilary Campbell, John Duggan, Jennifer Fowler, Jeremy Jackman, and Francis Pott
  • Settings that have been composed between 2002 and 2011
  • Mixed choir settings, unaccompanied
  • 3 specially-commissioned setting (by Hilary Campbell, Jeremy Jackman, and Francis Pott)
ISBN: 9790900220134
Published on: 21 November 2011
No of pages: 92
Language: English
Catalogue No: SHRTBNC2

      Musicroom Reviews

      Part of the Shorter House Canticles series, This is a nice collection of 6 new settings of the Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis, all unaccompanied, to liven up evensong. Difficulty-wise it probably lies a bit more towards being challenging - certainly most of the works here need choirs that can cope with divisions in all parts, (like the Duggan) and sustained a cappella singing with some sophisticated harmony (like the Pott), but any good choir that sings choral evensong regularly should find something to get their vocal chords into here. Definitely worth investigating for any choir that sings evensong regularly and is looking for fresh repertoire.
      Anonymous - (Richmond, United Kingdom)

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