Magnificat and Nunc dimittis (John Kilpatrick)

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Editor: John Kilpatrick (submitted 2008-03-31).   Score information: A4, 16 pages, 131 kB   Copyright: Personal

General Information

Title: Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis in F
Composer: John Kilpatrick

Number of voices: 8vv   Voicing: SSAATTBB
Genre: SacredEvening Canticles

Languages: Latin, English
Instruments: organ and choir

First published: 2005

Description: The text is run in parallel in Latin and English, overlapping but with Latin generally leading. In Magnificat the lower parts are in Latin and the upper in English. In Nunc Dimittis this is reversed.

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Original text and translations

The work already contains both the Latin and English texts, but an alternative translation of the Magnificat from Latin may be found here. However, I follow Bach in taking "dispersit superbos mente cordis sui" as meaning (in English idiom) "he scatters the proud by the force of his mind" (Bach, in his Magnificat, clearly depicts the Mind of God at that point).

For an alternative translation of the Nunc Dimittis see here.

For both canticles there are other sources.

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