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21st century Mag and Nunc settings

Hello all,
I've been looking for a list of Mag and Nunc settings written since the turn of the century.  I am particularly interested in settings for choir and organ (a solo instrument or two is no problem as well).  Challenging is ok.
Many thanks!
on April 12, 2012 5:30am
Here's an offering to start you off (are you looking for pieces just published from 2000 on???) - if so, some of these are prior to that, but all in 20th century forward..

Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis Settings Published by Paraclete Press


Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis Walsingham Service - Randall Giles - PPM00001

Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis "Centennial Canticles" - Bruce Neswick - PPM00128

Evening Service for the Nativity - Joel Martinson - PPM00228

Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis - Robert Powell - PPM00407

Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis - Michael Hale - PPM00508

Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis -Leslie Betteridge - PPM08502

Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis - Stephen Cleobury - PPM08907

Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis on a Plainsong Theme - Gerald Near - PPM09010

Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis St. Paul -Randall Giles - PPM09211

Evening Service in D - Michael Ferguson - PPM09302

Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis - Child ed. George Guest- PPM09334

Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis - Bruce Neswick - PPM09531

Evening Service for St. Mark's School - Gerald Near - PPM09626

Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis - Donald James - PPM09713

The Lady Margaret Service - George Guest - PPM09915

Evening Service in A flat Major - James Wallace - PPM09923

Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis - Raymond Weidner - PPM00831

Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis - Iain Quinn - PPM01026

Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis - Bruce Saylor – PPM01043

Evening Service in G - Stephen Tappe - PPM00905

To view the music, go to and type in the last 4 digits of the PPMO number listed next to the title here, in the "search our store" box.
All the best!
on April 12, 2012 6:57am
consider the Selwyn Service by Stephanie Martin. You can contact her through the St Mary Magdelene, Toronto website:
on April 12, 2012 8:06am
Roxanna Panufnik has a setting that was just premiered a few weeks ago, for double chorus (SATB/SATB) and organ.  I sang in the choir for the premiere, and it's a terrific piece and worth performing!  It's probably trickiest for the sopranos, although the other parts have some difficult moments, and the organ part is also challenging.  It was a joint commission by the choir at St. Mark's in Philadelphia (which sang the world premiere) and the Exultate Singers in England, who are performing it later in the spring.  It's not yet shown on the composer's page at Edition Peters, though, so I'm not sure if it's publicly available yet.  Maybe it will be available later this year after the British premiere?
When I was looking around for publication information about her piece, I also found a setting by James MacMillan that was a BBC comission back in 2000, published by Boosey.  I don't know the piece, but I like his music in general, so I would imagine it would be worth a look.  
Hope that at least gets you started!  I'll be interested to see what other pieces are put forward on this thread.
on April 12, 2012 12:58pm
Hi. Visit - two collections of newly commissioned canticles, with more to come!

on April 12, 2012 2:36pm
Here you may listen my De Profundis Magnificat sung by The Philippine Madrigal Singers. Tthis piece puts together in an original way the verses of the Magnificat (Lc. 1:47) and the Psalm De Profundis (Ps. 130) :
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on April 13, 2012 11:53am
Mr. Toperzer:  I have composed two settings of the Magnificat (but none of Nunc Dimittis).  The first, in A,  was begun in the mid 70s, but not finished until summer 2006 in Denmark (many revisions over the years), scored SATB divisi and organ and intended for special occasions, especially concert use (10:00); brass and timpani could nicely be scored into the piece.
The second is in F, scored SSAA (6:30), begun in Denmark in the mid-90s and finally finished in Key West in March 2006. 
Both works are technically challenging but hardly impossible. Any choir that can do full justice to a Bach allegro should be capable. A few singers with perfect pitch in each section are
very helpful in a few places where striking changes of key occur. The big setting wants a fairly large chorus, say 50, because of so much divisi (which is used to create polychoral effects in many places); it contains numerous a cappella passages.  Both works are decidedly tonal, freely eclectic, and basically extroverted, although the music is styled to follow the mood of the text. Neither has yet been performed, and I am waiting for prominent occasions, concert events preferred. 
All my available choral works are protected by US Copyright, and are written into Sibelius, so fully professional  scores are available, preferably in PDF format. Have a look at all of them
on my ChoralNet page, and find more information about my musical activities on my website:
Let me know if you are interested.  
on April 14, 2012 5:39am
Nobody has mentioned the greatest of them all:
Sir Michael Tippett's Mag and Nunc  (SATB/Organ)  Schott publishers
Nick Page
on April 15, 2012 7:38am
shall have one completed no later than September of this year (for the choirs of St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Philadelphia) if this would be of interest!
Robert A.M. Ross
on April 15, 2012 7:43pm
Thanks to everyone for the responses.
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