Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis (Truro Service)

Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis (Truro Service) : Vocal score

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for SATB unaccompanied This beautiful and spacious Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis setting of the Canticle of Mary is pure Jackson. Alternating stripped back, plainchant-style sections with homorhythmic passages for full choir, this music possesses an understated emotional intensity. The glorious key changes at the end of both the Magnificat and the Nunc Dimittis are spine-tingling. Appropriate for both Evensong and concert performance, this piece is well within the reach of most choirs.show more

Product details

  • Sheet music | 12 pages
  • 177 x 254 x 2mm | 26g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • 0193439239
  • 9780193439238

Review quote

Gabriel Jackson's SATB Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis (Truro Service) inhabit a soundworld that is immediately approachable and singable. * Christopher Field, Music Teacher, December 05 * Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis (Truro Service) mixes solo chant and forthright SATB harmony in a setting that is at once un-showy and functional, yet characteristic in its occasional outbursts of ecstatic harmony. * Matthew Greenall, The Singer, April 06 * Jackson uses his own version of fauxbourdon with an alternation of decorated chant-like monody and plain-spoken homophony. The decorated chant could not be by anyone else than Jackson, expressive and direct with a lovely quirk to the decorations, and his homophonic passages bring a poignantly expressive dissonance to bear. You can pick up influences, such as Arvo Part and James MacMillan, but all are woven into Jackson's overall style. saxophone and choir. * www.planethugill.com, September 2016 * Gabriel Jackson, though accomplished in writing for many idioms, is rapidly becoming known as one of the country's leading composers for the church, widely performed and recorded up and down the country . . . Jackson's music is characteristically undemonstrative, eschewing superficial effect for a more firmly rooted, architectural language, and the Truro Service is a fine example . . . The litany-like alternation of verses allied with revolving harmony anchored around a static note give the work a unity and powerfully seated serenity that is deeply satisfying. * Huw Morgan, Church Music Quarterly Sept 07 *show more

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.show more