Not no faceless Angel

Not no faceless Angel : Vocal score

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Not no faceless Angel is a beautifully reflective work. Originally commissioned by Joy Hill and the RCM Junior Department, the work is a sensitive setting of words by Tanya Lake. The themes of loss and love are articulated through expressive melodic lines and touching imagery. A recording by Polyphony and Stephen Layton is available on Hyperion more

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  • Sheet music | 32 pages
  • 210 x 297mm | 97g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • 0193365995
  • 9780193365995

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'Not no faceless Angel (2006) with the big themes of loss and bereavement; here Jackson is at his most explicit, using his music to explain and to comfort when the words can go no further. The addition of instrumental timbres (cello and flute) in this piece seem especially poignant.' * Ed Breen, * 'Not no faceless Angel is triumphantly holistic in its impact, with some soaring, ecstatic soprano writing particularly catching the ear, and a wistful, touchingly deployed harmonic scheme etching out the poem's emotions.' * Terry Blain, BBC Music Magazine *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 more