O thou that art the light

O thou that art the light : Vocal score

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Suitable for SATB unaccompanied, this miniature sets an intimate prayer by St Augustine of Hippo asking for God's grace to know and serve Him. It is infused with Jackson's characteristic passion and luminosity and would be useful as a general purpose introit or used specifically within a Service of Light.
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Product details

  • Sheet music | 4 pages
  • 177 x 254mm
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • 0193439190
  • 9780193439191

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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Review quote

Ever increasing in popularity, Gabriel Jackson's distinctive and memorable style prevails throughout these three very different pieces . . . O thou that art the light is the shortest and most straightforward of these three pieces. In four parts throughout, it nevertheless contains rich harmonies and subtle word painting. There are also several examples of Jackson's trademark metre and pulse distortion, with simple triple, compound duple, simple duple and triplet
passages appearing consecutively on the last page. These three anthems are all refreshingly original as well as being accessible to singer and listener alike. * Church Music Quarterly June 05 *
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