Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis (Collegium Regale) by Herbert Howells (1892-1983). For Choral (SATB). Music Sales America. Choral, 20th Century. 16 pages. Novello & Co Ltd. #NOV290289. Published by Novello & Co Ltd. (HL.14020366).
Herbert Howells' Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis (Collegium Regale), for SATB and organ accompaniment, is a vibrant sacred work with beautiful voicings and a wonderful effervescence. This is rich and colorful church music with integrity – he has successfully brought together Tudor church music, and merged it with modern harmony and counterpoint. It is this best-of-both-world's feature that makes Howell's version of the Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis a pleasing one, and it is dedicated to King's College, Cambridge.