Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Nunc Dimittis - County Upper School

Burgon's Nunc Dimittis sung at an Evensong in Wells Cathedral by the choir of County Upper School, Bury St. Edmunds. At our London RC church we had the Latin version, as well as this more generally heard English one. We used to alternate the two settings year by year. A rare example of English being as beautiful as Latin in liturgical music, well almost!! Obviously I admit that the English is appropriate for Wells, and particularly in these early days of the Ordinariate.

If you are nostalgic for the BBC credits of 'Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy' click the next up title after the Wells version has finished.

Have a holy and happy Candlemas.

1 comment:

Jeff said...

Burgon is wonderful. I loved his music for Brideshead Revisited.