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Jackson: 'Vox Clara'

Magazine article Gramophone

Jackson: 'Vox Clara'

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Jackson [G]

'Vox clara'

Aria for Joel and Vicki (a). Cantate Domino. Confirma hoc Deus. Factus est repente. Herzliebster Jesu, was hast du verbrochen?. Holy is the true light. Missa Triueriensis. Seven Advent Antiphons. That wind blowing and that tide. Vox clara ecce intonat Truro Cathedral Choir / Christopher Gray with

(a) Joel Garthwaite sax Luke Bond org Regent (F) REGCD479 (75' * DDD * T/t)

This generously filled disc contains no fewer than eight premiere recordings among its 22 tracks. They reveal that Gabriel Jackson (M962) continues to produce sacred choral music of the highest invention, responding to commissions with vivid panache. His music can--in an instant--switch from richly layered ecstasy to direct, hushed intimacy, for example in the anthem Cantate Domino.

It helps, of course, that as a former cathedral chorister he knows what makes singers tick. The most recent fruit of his long association with Truro Cathedral Choir is the stunning Kipling setting That wind blowing and that tide (2015), a First World War commemoration composed in collaboration with the boy choristers. …

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