Works from Elaine Moohan’s forthcoming critical edition to be performed at Glasgow University Memorial Chapel

Two works by the Scottish composer Robert Johnson (fl. 1520s-1550s) edited by Elaine Moohan will be included in the celebration of Choral Evensong at the Glasgow University Memorial Chapel on Tuesday 4 December at 6 pm (the Chapel calendar can be accessed here). The Chapel Choir will sing Johnson’s setting of the Magnificat and Nunc dimittis, which are standard liturgical items sung at every celebration of Evensong. The music was probably written in the 1550s, and is homophonic throughout, allowing the English texts to be heard clearly by the congregation. These works are included in Elaine’s forthcoming edition of the complete works of Robert Johnson, to be published by Musica Scotica.

About Byron Dueck

Byron Dueck is Senior Lecturer in Ethnomusicology and Head of Music at the Open University.
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