's Second Service (Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis)
sheet music, arranged for SATB (Soprano/Alto/Tenor/Bass) Chorus and Organ accompaniment.
This piece was originally commissioned by the Choir of Christ Church Christiana Hundred from Delaware, USA, and was first performed on 19th October 2014 by them. After its various premieres internationally, the Second Service was met with resounding warm reviews, praising its percussive qualities, beautiful melodies and dynamic rhythms. The work is a pleasure to sing, especially when beneficial acoustics complement the warmth of the vocal harmonies.
Nico Muhly is a composer of many talents, lending his skills to a number of diverse genres including Orchestra, Choral and even Film Music. This work is arranged for SATB Chorus and Organ accompaniment, and lasts around 14 minutes. With this composition, Muhly has set the traditional Magnificat, also known as the 'Song of Mary', joining the long list of composers who have set this work, such as Mozart, Tchaikovsky and Schubert. Next comes the Nunc Dimittis, similarly a canticle found in the gospel of Luke.
The Second Service (Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis) is presented here in an accurate transcription for SATB Chorus and Organ. Audiences will love this innovative and contemporary setting of such traditional words.