How to Chant the Nunc Dimittis

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The Nunc Dimittis—also known as the Song of Simeon (Luke 2:29-32)—is a canticle used in Evening Prayer. Below is an audio file of the easiest way, in my opinion, to chant the canticle.

As you can see in the pagescan from the 1940 Episcopal Hymnal below, I’m chanting #668, a setting written by J. Naylor.

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Source: The Hymnal of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America 1940, p. 729.

Image: Notation for the Nunc Dimitis from the Sherbrooke Missal, f.246 v.

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