Magnificat and Nunc dimittis in A minor (Benjamin Rogers)

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Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2011-07-10).   Score information: A4, 12 pages, 125 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score. Please click on the link for preview/playback/PDF download.

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Title: Magnificat and Nunc dimittis in A minor
Composer: Benjamin Rogers

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredEvening Canticles

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published:

Description: Rogers was organist at Christ Church, Dublin in his early career, an employment cutailed by the outbreak of the Irish rebellion, 1641. Except for a short interlude at Eton in the early years of the restauration, Rogers spent most of the rest of his life in Oxford (Magdalen). He was a quintessential Oxfordian of the seventeenth century: informant to Anthony a Wood, composer of music played at the dedication ceremonies of the Sheldonian Theatre, and composer of the Hymnus Eucharisticus, sung on May Morning from Magdalen Tower (probably from the 1670s, although the ritual was not formalised until about 1844).

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Magnificat and Nunc dimittis.