Nunc dimittis (sexti toni) (Anonymous)

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  • (Posted 2018-02-01)   CPDL #48640:     
Editor: Adrian Wall (submitted 2018-02-01).   Score information: A4, 6 pages, 817 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Transposed up a tone. Note values halved.

General Information

Title: Nunc dimittis (sexti toni)
Composer: Anonymous
(possibly by Orlando Lassus)
Lyricist:

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

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1585 in Bayerische Staatsbibliothek Mus. MS 32, no. 38

Description: In the manuscript source, this setting of the Nunc dimittis is the last of a group of 3 anonymous items for Compline. They are preceded by a group of Mass propers for Candlemas by Lassus and followed by another Nunc dimittis setting, also by Lassus, so this 8-part setting may well also be by Lassus.

External websites: http://daten.digitale-sammlungen.de/~db/0007/bsb00078954/images/?seite=314

Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Nunc dimittis.