Listen: Magnificat    Nunc Dimittis

John Rushby-Smith composed "The Southwell Service" (Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis) in 1996 for the choir of Southwell Minster (Rector Chori: Paul Hale).

As well as being regularly sung in Southwell Minster, the Service has been broadcast on BBC Radio Three's "Choral Evensong" and recorded on the Cantoris CD CRCD 6023 "The Lord is my Shepherd".

The musical language is chromatic, but has recognizable roots in the established Anglican tradition which shaped the composer's musical background - he was a chorister in the Minster Choir from 1945-1951.

The work is attractive and accessible, and is of moderate difficulty.

Please contact the composer for further details.

Also available is "The Southwell Te Deum", composed in a similar style.


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