Three Gospel Canticles

Benedictus / Magnificat / Nunc Dimittis

Text Author: Ruth Duck, Mary Louise Bringle

Words: 1. © 1992 GIA. 2. © 2003 GIA. 3. © 1992 GIA. Music © 2010 GIA.

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Vocal Forces: SATB

Accompaniment: Piano

Tune Name: Lhota, Dutka, Dickson

Text Source: 1. Luke 1:68–79, Ruth Duck; 2. Luke 1:46–55, Mary Louise Bringle; 3. Luke 2:29–35, Ruth Duck

Series: AACMS

Difficulty Level: E/M


Norah Duncan has set all three of the Gospel Canticles for the Liturgy of the Hours in an engaging and rhythmic style that will add new life to the celebration of the hours. All three canticles, with poetic texts by Mary Louise Bringle and Ruth Duck, can find a place in various liturgical services throughout the year. The Benedictus works best at morning services while the Magnificat, commonly used at evening prayer, can serve as a joyful song of praise at any celebration. The Nunc Dimittis sounds like a freedom song from South Africa; it makes a wonderful final song, sending all to live in the light and joy of the Gospel!

Categories: African American, Choral/Vocal

Rites: Benedictus, Evening Prayer / Vespers, Magnificat, Morning Prayer / Lauds, Night Prayer / Compline, Nunc Dimittis

Topical: Marian

Bible Reference: Luke 1:46–55, Luke 1:68–79, Luke 2:29–35

Number of Pages: 16

Language: English

Format: Octavo