Evening Service in A flat – Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis
Magnificat (with clarinet obbligato) and Nunc Dimittis (with trumpet obbligato) for SATB choir and organ in A flat major.
There is a tradition at Bromsgrove School for a setting of the Nunc Dimittis to be the final item of the Leavers’ Service. In 2005 I wrote a Nunc with a slow, poignant trumpet obbligato for a trumpeter who was leaving that year. A year later I composed the companion Magnificat, using a clarinet obbligato for a very talented Music Scholar (and subsequently professional musician). The pair were performed together for the first time in Pershore Abbey in 2007.