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Canticle of Simeon

J. Michael Joncas

Text Author: Leo Tibesar

Words and Tune © 1979, Arr. © 2007 GIA.

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Item #: G-7137     Status: Available

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Vocal Forces: SATB, Assembly

Accompaniment: Reduction

Tune Name: Nox in pace

Text Source: Based on Luke 2:29–32

Series: Choral

Difficulty Level: E/M


An original long meter tune that is stated in unison and then chorally enriched, first on a neutral syllable and finally with text in a typical SATB hymn texture. The assembly sings throughout. Though intended for unaccompanied singing, a voice reduction is provided.

Categories: Choral/Vocal

Rites: Night Prayer / Compline, Nunc Dimittis, Order of Christian Funerals

Topical: Funeral

Style: Traditional

Number of Pages: 8

Language: English

Format: Octavo