Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Nunc dimittis

Sometimes the weeks are just so intensely busy that I hardly draw breath from Monday to Friday. I managed to tonight though, mostly by heading to bed at 8.15pm! 

Still in my mood for sensible human things, my thoughts turn this evening to the following piece of music that I came across recently:  a version of Rachmaninov's Nunc dimittis (from All Night Vespers) by popster Katie Melua. Melua is a Georgian, so I dare say she might have heard this kind of liturgical music as a child. She certainly sings it with enough feeling.

The Rachmaninov is still exquisite, even if you do not appreciate the guitar accompaniment. 

And now your servant departeth ...

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