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The Christ-child

by Gabriel Jackson

The Christ-child Synopsis

for SATB (with divisions) unaccompanied Commissioned by King's College, Cambridge for the 2009 Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, this beautiful carol sets a well-loved text by G. K. Chesterton. With Jackson's trademark luscious harmonies alongside gentle changes in metre and mode, this piece would make an ideal introduction to Jackson's music for mixed choirs.

The Christ-child Press Reviews

I feel confident in saying that The Christ Child is one of Gabriel Jackson's most touching creations, a G.K. Chesterton setting that fully captures the ecstatic mysticism of the text. * David A. McConnell, www.musicweb-international.com September 2012 *

Book Information

ISBN: 9780193369368
Publication date: 27th May 2010
Author: Gabriel Jackson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Sheet music
Pagination: 12 pages
Categories: Sacred & religious music,

About Gabriel Jackson

One of Britain's foremost composers, after three years as a chorister at Canterbury Cathedral, Gabriel Jackson went on to study composition with Richard Blackford and John Lambert at the Royal College of Music. Particularly acclaimed for his choral works, his liturgical pieces are in the repertoires of most of Britain's cathedral and collegiate choirs and he is a frequent collaborator with the leading professional groups of the world. From 2010-2013 he was Associate Composer to the BBC Singers. In 2014 his hour-long The Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ, commissioned for the 750th anniversary of Merton College, Oxford, was premiered in ...

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