Christiana Canticles composed by John Rutter (1945-). For SATB choir and organ. Octavo. Duration 6 minutes. Published by Oxford University Press (OU.9780193390096).
John Rutter's first setting of the Magnificat and Nunc dimittis texts is sure to delight all church, chapel, and cathedral choirs. The Magnificat features rippling organ syncopations, contrasting textures, and an emphatic Gloria. The Nunc dimittis is tender yet uplifting, beginning with a reflective, lyrical section for tenors and basses or a solo voice. This beautifully written setting is a welcome addition to the Evensong repertoire.