Nunc Dimittis (TTBB)
This setting of the canticle of Simeon uses the Indonesian Pelog Scale and is inspired by the Javanese Gamelan. It provides the mystery and tranquility with deep anticipation called for by the text. Simeon was a devout Jew to whom the Holy Spirit promised that before dying, he would see the Messiah. He sang this canticle upon seeing the baby Jesus in the temple.