Herbert Howells's Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis for the Gloucester service is one of his most popular choral settings. This sheet music is arranged for SATB Choir and Organ.
Herbert Howells was a renowned English composer of church music in the Anglican evensong tradition, best known for his 'Hymnus Paradisi' and as a teacher at the Royal College of Music. His lesser-known evening canticles include this piece: with its famous treble duet opening the work, it calmly progresses to an affirmation of the glory of heaven through distinctive Lydian harmony and soaring highs. Each individual voice has its own part to play in this piece, with melodies that rise to uplifting highs and fall to booming lows, the combination of voices blends and binds to create a gliding and soaring unity of harmony.
This Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis sheet music is the most accurate transcription available of an awe-inspiring piece that is acclaimed by fans of choral music for its beautiful composition and wondrous voicing.