John Holmes (d. 1629) was respectively Organist (c.1599ÔÇô1621) at Winchester Cathedral and Master of the Choristers (1621ÔÇô9) at Salisbury Cathedral, and one of the earliest and most important provincial composers of verse anthems and services. This fine setting of the Magnificat and Nunc dimittis is preserved only as an keyboard score in the Batten organ book; the editor has reconstructed the six vocal parts from the organ part. It is unusual in both its scoring ÔÇÿfor treblesÔÇÖ (a rare boyÔÇÖs voice pitched a third or fourth higher than the usual ÔÇÿmeanÔÇÖ or boy alto) and its designation ÔÇÿin medio choriÔÇÖ, which surely refers to a group of three verse soloists (or perhaps a small semi-chorus) placed ÔÇÿin the middle of the choirÔÇÖ between and at some distance from the decani and cantoris ÔÇÿsidesÔÇÖ. For six voices: TrTrMATB and organ. i + 26 pages. ISMN 979-0-57039-167-7.