How to Chant the Nunc dimittis

How to Chant the Nunc dimittis

Joshua Steele

Joshua Steele

Editor of Rookie Anglican at Anglican Pastor
Josh wants to serve the world by serving the Church as a pastor theologian. He founded Rookie Anglican in July 2016 to help make Anglicanism more accessible. He is a Transitional Deacon at Church of the Savior and a Ph.D. student in Historical Theology at Wheaton College in Wheaton, IL. Josh blogs at joshuapsteele.com.
Joshua Steele

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.

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

Please let me know if you have any questions about chanting the Nunc Dimittis. I’m no expert, but I’m happy to help!

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