A Prayer of King Henry VI

A Prayer of King Henry VI : Vocal score

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for SATB unaccompanied This spacious setting of King Henry VI's prayer 'Domine Jesu Christe' presents a seamless arch of music. The influence of the great Tudor composers is especially evident in the rich, long-breathed 'Amen'. With its fluid lines and flexible metre, A Prayer for King Henry VI is sure to both inspire and challenge.show more

Product details

  • Sheet music | 8 pages
  • 178 x 254 x 2mm | 18g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English, Latin
  • 0193359049
  • 9780193359048

Review quote

Jackson illuminates the Prayer of King Henry VI with a beautifully expressive and atmospheric musical setting . . . While the part-writing is largely straightforward and intuitive, the setting has its demands with plenty of scrunchy added-note chords. In particular, Jackson has a fondness for parallel sevenths, which weill test the intonation and tenacity of younger singers. However, for a confident school choir, the technical difficulties are well worth tackling to reveal the rich and colourful qualities of the writing. * Tom Wiggall, Music Teacher, 1 December 07 * The Prayer blends long, chanting lines with the astringent harmonies they generate when he staggers and inflects them polyphonically. This is an impressive, affecting fusion of ancient and modern. * Peter Dale, Choir & Organ, January 08 *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