The Wells Service

The Wells Service : Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis

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for SATB unaccompanied This serene and reflective setting of the Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis was commissioned to mark the 300th anniversary of the death of Thomas Ken, Bishop of Bath and Wells. With expansive harmonies and arching melodic lines, this accessible setting will appeal to any cathedral, chapel, or church choir looking for fresh service material.show more

Product details

  • Sheet music | 8 pages
  • 181 x 362 x 1mm | 18g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • 0193378485
  • 9780193378483

About Howard Skempton

Howard Skempton has worked as a composer, accordionist, and music publisher. Renowned for the distinctive clarity of his musical language, in recent years he has concentrated increasingly on writing choral and vocal music. His choral commissions include works for the BBC Singers and the Belfast Philharmonic Society.show more

Review quote

Although ostensibly simple - indeed deliberately simplistic - the choral writing requires considerable care in its execution . . . Ferial in its design, Skempton's Magnificat perfectly suits the specific requirements of a Magnificat setting within an advent carol service, in which context Skempton's gift for understatement and restraint would be peculiarly effective. * Jeremy Summerly, Choir & Organ September 2012 *show more