Magnificat and Nunc dimittis (John Smith)

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Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2015-12-16).   Score information: A4, 9 pages, 82 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score. Please click on the link for preview/playback/PDF download. The reduction has been added editorially, and is best reserved for rehearsal purposes.

General Information

Title: Magnificat and Nunc dimittis
Composer: John Smith
Lyricist: Book of Common Prayer, 1662create page

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredEvening Canticles

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published:
Description: From "A 1st set of Services, Anthems and Psalm tunes for country choirs. All entirely new. Composed by John Smith of Market Lavington" Smith issued three collections between 1746 and 1755 to subscribers predominantly drawn from the diocese of Salisbury (he was invariably described as of Market Lavington). The last set also achieved success in London.

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Original text and translations

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