O fear the Lord

O fear the Lord : Vocal score

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for SATB unaccompanied O fear the Lord sets two verses from Psalm 34. A controlled organum-style opening gives way to a more fervent, harmonic middle section. An approachable and beautiful piece.show more

Product details

  • Sheet music | 8 pages
  • 173 x 254 x 1mm | 18g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • 0193505096
  • 9780193505094

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

Review quote

Gabriel Jackson has been steadily building a reputation since the early '90s as one of the UK's most accomplished writers of choral music . . . and the supple rhythms opf th brief but satisfying anthem O fear the Lord could trip the unwary or complacent. Jackson's assimilation of a range of influences and choral experience has resulted in a highly personal and rewarding idiom that can offer something to choirs of pretty much any ability level. It is good to see OUP making his work more widely available. * Matthew Greenall, The Singer, Feb 2004 * This writing is accessible and imaginative. * Christopher Field, Music Teacher July 2004 * The frequent time signature changes and rhythmic complexities of O fear the Lord mask a simple, flowing effect. Happy the choir which learns with its ears rather than its eyes here and is not distracted by notation and inner counting. * Rosemary Broadbent Church Music Quarterly September 05 *show more