Simeon's Hymn (Bird, Peter)

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Misc. Notes Piano accompaniment also included as separate part
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General Information

Work Title Simeon's Hymn
Alternative. Title Nunc dimittis
Composer Bird, Peter
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. PB 11
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 1
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 2007
First Publication. 2007
Librettist Luke 2:29-32
Language English and Latin
Dedication To Johannes Ockeghem
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Modern
Piece Style Modern
Instrumentation SATB chorus, occasionally divisi, with short S descant. Optional organ accompaniment.

Misc. Comments

A companion piece to “Mary’s hymn (Magnificat),” with parallel structure but different melodies. The initial theme introduced by the basses is echoed one bar later by the tenors (canon at the 6th) and also by the altos and sopranos at 1/2 speed and 1/3 speed, respectively (prolation canon). The middle section uses free imitative polyphony and familiar style. The ending doxology repeats the initial canon under Gregorian tone VIIIG.