I say that we are wound with mercy

I say that we are wound with mercy : Vocal score

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for SATB and organ Setting a section from The Blessed Virgin Compared to the Air we Breathe by Gerard Manley Hopkins, this Marian piece opens with an extended soprano passage, underpinned by soft yet characterful organ writing. Several hallmarks of Jackson's style are evident, including soaring, melismatic soprano lines, sonorous harmonies, and repeated organ motifs. The result is a captivating and emotive work for church and concert use.
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Product details

  • Sheet music | 16 pages
  • 210 x 297 x 2mm | 3,175.13g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • 0193403277
  • 9780193403277

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 Quartet.
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Review quote

His tonal language is, fairly consistently in his many popular works, a singular admixture of rhythmic freedom, atmospheric textures, and a diatonic landscape devoid of either strong functional tonality or pandiatonic haze. His tonal centers are usually very clear, yet the music avoids recognizable tonal gestures . . . The inherently musical phrases of the poetry, such a hallmark of the output of Hopkins, elicit elegant responses from Jackson, making text and setting
an intimate pairing. Even without chromaticism or heavily dissonant harmonies, the music provides challenges for singers. Yet for fans of Jackson's music, this anthem is one of his finer offerings. * Jason Overall, Journal of the Association of Anglican Musicians, January 16 *
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