O quam gloriosum

O quam gloriosum : Vocal score

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for SATB and organ Written for the 20th Anniversary of Norwich Cathedral Girls' Choir, this setting of the well-known All Saints Day text juxtaposes flowing melodic lines in the sopranos with rich homophonic passages, each bringing the text to the fore. The organ plays a prominent role, providing gentle undulating accompaniment, as well as fanfare-like exclamations.show more

Product details

  • Sheet music | 16 pages
  • 210 x 298 x 2mm | 50g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • 019341080X
  • 9780193410800

Review quote

Both of these extended anthems [also Let my due feet never fail] fit well within Jackson's established individual style, adding to his impressive catalog. The organ accompaniments are prominent, soloistic, and often demanding. Typical of Jackson's writing, the choral parts are predominantly homophonic, moving together even in passages of frenetic rhythmic activity . . . Both of these pieces are very challenging. Even with the fully diatonic context (both works are almost entirely devoid of any accidentals), the bold dissonances accentuated by jarring chord voicing will challenge any choir. Both anthems are impressive additions to the repertoire and are sure to appear in concert, recording, and ecclesiastical use. * Jason Overall, Journal of the Association of Anglican Musicians (US), Sept 2016 *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