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These fifty anthems were chosen for their accessiblity to the average church choir, but are suitable for larger choirs and concert settings. Four anthems were composed specially for this book by Francis Jackson, Kenneth Leighton, David Lord, and William Mathias; other composers represented date from present day back to the sixteenth-century. The collection covers all main seasons of the church year and includes 21 anthems for general use.
|Publication date:||3rd May 1973|
|Publisher:||Oxford University Press|
|Categories:||Musical scores, lyrics & libretti, Sacred & religious music,|
Dr Francis Jackson CBE is a British organist and composer. He was born in Malton, Yorkshire and received his early education as a Chorister at York Minster under his precursor, the legendary Sir Edward Bairstow. Jackson succeeded Bairstow as Organist of York Minster in 1946, a post he held until his official retirement in 1982. His extensive output of sacred and secular music includes canticles, anthems, hymn tunes, organ pieces, two acclaimed monodramas, an overture, a concerto, a symphony, and solo songs. Jackson's creative output has continued since his retirement.More About Francis Jackson