Tuesday, December 20, 2016

George Dyson - Magnificat in C minor

Sung by the Choristers of Lichfield Cathedral

Considering Mary was probably a young teenager when she sang the words it would be nice to hear it sung by girls.

Of the older settings for the Anglican service I like George Dyson's about the best.  This one has the virtue of absolute clear understanding of the words with very good music.  It certainly doesn't replace the polyphonic settings but it serves the purpose of giving the text.

You can download the score to the Magnificat with his setting of the Nunc Dimittis that goes with it here.

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