Nunc dimittis (Robert Adams)

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  • (Posted 2022-11-28) 
CPDL #71697: : Source pitch for TTBarB:      
CPDL #71696: : Transposed up a minor third for AATB:      
Editor: Jason Smart (submitted 2022-11-28).   Score information: A4, 6 pages, 131 kB   Copyright: CC BY NC ND
Edition notes: Edited from the Hamond Partbooks. Original note values retained.
  • (Posted 2018-11-17)  CPDL #52152:       
Editor: Ross Jallo (submitted 2018-11-17).   Score information: Letter, 5 pages, 142 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transposed up a major third; note values halved. Editorial accidentals and slurs added. At measures 33-38 and 59-63 the Discantus and Altus parts have been switched, to facilitiate use by modern SATB choirs.

General Information

Title: Nunc dimittis
Composer: Robert Adams
Text: Luke 2:29-31

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: TTBarB, AATB, SATB
Genre: SacredEvening Canticles

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

    Manuscript c.1560-1590 in British Library Add. MS 30480-30483 (Hamond Partbooks), no. 10
Description: This Nunc dimittis is found only in the Hamond Partbooks, which it has been suggested originated in the choir school of a cathedral, college or university before passing out of church use and into secular hands.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Nunc dimittis.