Commissioned by Tim Brown and the Choir of Clare College, Cambridge through the generosity of anonymous benefactors
Magnificat 8', Nunc Dimittis 6'
All territories except Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden where the copyright is held by Sulasol, Finland.
The ripieno choir forms the main corpus of singers and, although divisi throughout, requires at least two or three performers to a part. The concertante choir should be grouped separately, visibly so, as a quartet of singers (one to a part), or, at most, an octet (two to a part) if there are sufficient forces. Similarly the instrumental soloist should be visibly separated from the ripieno choir, but not grouped with the concertante choir. The work is written without any amplification in mind; however, should circumstances demand, amplification of the instrumental soloist and/or the concertante choir might be deemed suitable.
New York, November 2004