St Catharine’s Service (Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis)


For SATB Choir and Organ

Composition Date: 2006

Duration: 8'

Information:

Commissioned by the choir of St Catharine’s College Cambridge with the help of funds generously donated by John and Dale Reed, The first performance was in the Chapel of St Catharine’s College, Cambridge, as part of Evensong, on March 2nd, 2006, directed by Edward Wickham, with Matthew Cook, organ.

Programme Note:

St Catharine’s Service

In loving memory of my grandmother, Una Helen Stuart Snow (1890-1983)

Sally Beamish 2006

I. Magnificat

II. Nunc Dimittis

Commissioned by the choir of St Catharine’s College Cambridge with the help of funds generously donated by John and Dale Reed, The first performance was in the Chapel of St Catharine’s College, Cambridge, as part of Evensong, on March 2nd, 2006, directed by Edward Wickham, with Matthew Cook, organ. The second performance, also in the chapel, was on March 3rd as part of the Kellaway Chamber Music Series.

The settings are inspired by ancient Celtic Quern songs – songs for grinding corn.

Sally Beamish

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Available Recordings:

Gaudent in coelis: Choral Music by Sally Beamish, Judith Bingham & Joanna Marsh

The Choirs of St Catharine's College, Cambridge

Edward Wickham conductor

Featuring Gaudent in Coelis & St Catharine's Service by Sally Beamish

Containing a number of world premiere recordings this album by the innovative College and Girls' Choirs of St Catharine's showcases the great and diverse wealth of recent new choral works, including works specially commissioned for the Choirs of St Catharine's by Beamish (St Catharine's Service) and Marsh (Missa Brevis: Collegium Sanctae Catharinae). Also included are a selection of Judith Bingham's choral re-imaginings - thought-provoking meditations that each segue into the famous choral work on which they are based.

Resonus 2017

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