- September 10, 2018 at 5:32 pm #577989
Matthew D. OltmanParticipant
Hello choral musicians! I have a new grad students here at Shenandoah, Kat Cooper, who is looking for new settings of the Mag/Nunc for possible inclusion on her graduate recital. The performance will be undertaken by a large, volunteer church choir. Organ or piano accompaniment (or doubling) is required due to rehearsal constraints. Let us know if your sung, conducted or written anything recently that would fit the bill!September 12, 2018 at 10:14 am #578250
That is quite a challenge, to find repertoire that is not familiar to you already. One place I look for new suggestions is Cecilia’s List, which is devoted to church music written by women. The evensong page ( http://ceciliaslist.org/music-lists/evensong/ ) includes a setting by Stephanie Martin. The organist that runs the site, Kathryn Rose, has written one herself but it is not accompanied. There is also a page for the Visitation. ( http://ceciliaslist.org/music-for-friday-1st-june-the-visitation-of-the-blessed-virgin-mary-to-elizabeth/ ) Several Magnificats there have a paired Nunc Dimittis.
Have a look too at the London Festival of Contemporary Church Music. This year’s brochure is here: ( http://www.lfccm.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/LFCCM-2018-Brochure.pdf ) I hope that includes something unfamilar.
You are of course welcome to try my own setting ( http://www.canossa.co.uk/Evening.html ).
Nigel.September 26, 2018 at 11:51 am #579560
I know of just such a Mag and Nunc–large church choir/organ(plus violin). It’s a very nice work–eminently singable while still presenting some excellent conducting and teaching challenges to your grad student.
I’ll email you via Shenandoah with more information.
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