Stanford: Magnificat in G and Nunc Dimittis: Boys Air Choir

The Boys Air Choir performing the Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis.The soloist is Edward Burrowes and the conductor is Connor Burrowes. Enjoy :-)


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Texts: Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis

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My soul doth magnify the Lord: and my spirit rejoiceth in God my Saviour.
For he hath regarded: the lowliness of his hand-maiden.
For behold, from henceforth: all generations shall call me blessed.
For he that is mighty hath magnified me: and holy is his Name.
And his mercy is on them that fear him: throughout all generations.
He hath shewed strength with his arm: he hath scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts.
He hath put down the mighty from their seat: and hath exalted the humble and meek.
He hath filled the hungry with good things: and the rich he hath sent empty away.
He remembering his mercy hath holpen his servant Israel:
As he promised to our forefather Abraham and to his seed for ever.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son: and to the Holy Ghost;
As it was in the beginning, and is now, and ever shall be: world without end. Amen.

Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart
in peace according to thy word,
for mine eyes have seen thy salvation,
which thou hast prepared before the face of all people,
to be a light to lighten the gentiles,
and the glory of thy people Israel.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be,
world without end. Amen.

4 thoughts on “Stanford: Magnificat in G and Nunc Dimittis: Boys Air Choir

  1. Such a wonderful concept for these boys to have formed their own group. There certainly is enough talent in this group to go around. The “Magnificat” and “Nunc Dimittis” belong together, sung for Compline each night, and each from the Infancy Narrative in St. Luke’s Gospel. Your posting was also timely for the Feast of the Visitation on the 31st of May. Edward Burrow’s solo is exquisite listening.

    One question. Are they still together as a choir? I imagine that they are all young adults, now.

    Many thanks again, Mark.


    • Not just for Compline, my mother’s family were Anglican and ‘Mags & Nuncs’ were a big part of my childhood musical life. During the Anglican (Church of England/Ireland/Episcopalian) service of Evensong the choir’s main duty is to sing the Anthem and the two evening canticles – the Magnificat and the Nunc Dimittis. The settings for which are often very beautiful.

      They were a brilliant choir and as you say a great concept. Sadly no, they’re no longer together as a choir, I can’t remember exactly when they broke up — it was around five years ago.


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