Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis in B minor (Hugh Blair)

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  • (Posted 2022-06-03)  CPDL #69543:     
Editor: Daniel Giddins (submitted 2022-06-03).   Score information: A4, 43 pages, 863 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes:
  • (Posted 2013-08-07)  CPDL #29779:     (Sibelius 6)
Editor: Rufus Brodersen (submitted 2013-08-06).   Score information: A4, 18 pages, 349 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Atkins's revision. Same layout and page turns as Novello edition, with some extra splitting in Dec and Can staves.

General Information

Title: Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis in B minor
Composer: Hugh Blair

Number of voices: 8vv   Voicing: SATB with divisi
Genre: SacredEvening Canticles

Language: English
Instruments: Organ

First published: 1908
Description: This service, composed for Worcester Cathedral, was written in January 1887. This original version was published in 1908 and appears in English Church Music, Volume 2 (OUP). It was considerably revised and expanded in March 1892 by Ivor Atkins, then Organist of Hereford Cathedral, later Blair's successor at Worcester Cathedral. The revised version was published in 1933, after Blair's death, and is the version more frequently heard today.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Magnificat and Nunc dimittis.