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Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis for men's voices (ATB-ATB)

Religious/Christian • 2010 • Lyricist: old sacred text • Alternative Title: Canticula Ursae Minoris

Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis for men's voices (ATB-ATB)

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Male choir: Alto, Tenor, Bass
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David W Solomons
This setting of the Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis (called Canticula Ursae Minoris - songs of a little bear) is based on my oratorio in which I set a chapter of Winnie the Pooh. The are tunes and light and playful but the complexity makes it suited to a Cathedral or Church setting.
The oratorio itself (The Poohratorio, composed in 1977) has not yet been published here due to copyright on the works of A A Milne, but the melodies are entirely mine. You may be able to guess some of the characters whose leitmotifs in the oratorio are used in this setting. In particular, the lesser doxology (Glory be to the Father) makes great use the theme of Eeyore, the complaining donkey.

The sound sample is a commissioned recording by Matthew Curtis of

I have also created a string sextet (2 violins, 2 violas and 2 cellos) using a similar setting - called Songs of the Little Bear, also available on musicaneo.
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