Simeon's hymn (Nunc dimittis) (Peter Bird)
- Editor: Peter Bird (submitted 2007-05-28). Score information: Letter, 15 pages, 173 kB Copyright: Personal
- Copyright © 2007 by George Peter Bird. This edition may be freely distributed, duplicated, performed, and recorded.
- Edition notes: No variations in dynamic are marked; these are left to the discretion of the performers.
Title: Simeon's hymn (Nunc dimittis)
Composer: Peter Bird
Source of text: Luke 2:29-32 (KJV)
Description: Opening theme stated by B is followed one measure later by T (canon at the 6th) and sung at 1/2 and 1/3 speeds by A and S, respectively (prolation canon). Mid-section is free polyphony and familiar style. Ending repeats canon above Gregorian tone VIIIG.