Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis (Tewkesbury Service)

Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis (Tewkesbury Service) : Vocal score

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A setting in English of the Evening Canticles for SATB and organ.
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  • Sheet music | 36 pages
  • 210 x 297mm | 109g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • 0193360136
  • 9780193360136

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I found this setting very impressive. Benjamin Nicholas suggests that these canticles are, in some ways, a homage to Herbert Howells. In the Magnificat that's particularly apparent in, the long, melismatic opening for trebles alone, accompanied by a light, bubbling organ part. Later there's an enviable tenor line at "He hath filled the hungry" and a gentle radiance in the music at "He remembering his mercy". The exciting doxology is underpinned by a toccata-like
organ accompaniment and the setting rises to a majestic "as it was in the beginning" of which Howells himself would have approved. The Nunc Dimittis is prayerful, beginning with tenors and basses only. The whole choir joins in at "To be a light" with some luminous harmonies that evoke Howells. The music
for the doxology differs from that of the Magnificat. Here Jackson provides a more flowing passage that suits the canticle ideally. This is a fine set of canticles, which I hope will be taken up widely. * John Quin Music Web International *
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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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