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for solo clarinet Eurydice is based on a work by the great Scottish artist Ian Hamilton Finlay - a series of six large stones installed in a garden in Provence, set in a sea of lavender (representing water) and inscribed with a simple poetic text, each line of which begins with 'Eurydice' and is followed by a natural phenomenon, 'the mountain-tops', 'the oaks' etc. The piece is in eleven sections. Each section begins with a refrain - 'Eurydice' - followed by differently characterized music for 'the woods', 'the clouds' more

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  • Sheet music | 16 pages
  • 210 x 297mm | 49g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • 0193356805
  • 9780193356801

About Gabriel Jackson

Gabriel Jackson was born in Bermuda. After three years as a chorister at Canterbury Cathedral he studied composition at the Royal College of Music. Jackson's music has been commissioned, performed and broadcast worldwide, and his works have been presented at many festivals including Aldeburgh, Cheltenham, Spitalfields, and the BBC Proms. His liturgical pieces are in the repertoires of many of Britain's cathedral and collegiate choirs, and his choral works in general have been recorded by some of the world's leading choirs including Polyphony, The Vasari Singers, The State Choir of Latvia, and Merton College Choir, Oxford. He is currently the Associate Composer to the BBC Singers, who have premiered and broadcast a number of recent commissions. Over recent years Jackson's music has been equally focussed on instrumental works. Commissions include works for organist Michael Bonaventure, Red Note Ensemble, and the Lunar Sax more