Nunc dimittis

  1. the prayer of Simeon (Luke 2:29-32)
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  • Nunc Dimittis is a fanciful tale of a famous portrait painter, who paints his subjects in the nude before adding their clothes, layer by layer. Storyteller
  • One of these is the mode in which the Nunc Dimittis is sung during the ceremony of distributing the blessed candles on the feast of the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 1: Aachen-Assize
  • And at the end of every Psalm throughout the year, and likewise at the end of Benedicite, Benedictus, Magnificat, and Nunc dimittis, shall be repeated.
  • Not long after the war was born a desire in Howells to compose settings of the Anglican canticles, the first of which was the wondrously beautiful Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis for King's College, Cambridge.
  • They are often based on the Bible but, unlike canticles such as the ‘Magnificat’ or ‘Nunc Dimittis’, they are not settings of biblical texts.
  • The closing Nunc Dimittis theme entered the UK charts, and he won his first Ivor Novello award. Geoffrey Burgon obituary
  • As often with good things, this has come my way via Nico, whose own Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis don't seem to be available yet on his website but were broadcast as performed by Girton and Clare College choirs, Cambridge on the BBC Choral Evensong program in February. Some insanely good music
  • At the first word of the Magnificat and of the Benedictus (but not of the Nunc Dimittis, save where custom has made it lawful) the Sign of the Cross is made. The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 9: Laprade-Mass Liturgy
  • The service will also include "Save Us, O Lord," by Thomas Matthews the late choirmaster and organist of Trinity, and settings of the Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis by Charles Villiers Stanford. BatesLine: March 2005 Archives
  • Mr. Burgon won an Ivor Novello award in 1979 for "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy," which included a memorable version of the "Nunc Dimittis," and two years later for "Brideshead. Geoffrey Burgon, 'Brideshead' soundtrack composer, dies at 69
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