Gabriel Jackson: Beyond the Stars (Sacred Choral Works, Vol. 2) St Mary's Cathedral Choir, Edinburgh, Duncan Ferguson

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Label: Delphian

Genre: Classical

Subgenre: Choral

Artist: St Mary's Cathedral Choir, Edinburgh, Duncan Ferguson

Composer: Gabriel Jackson

Album including Album cover Booklet (PDF)


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  • Gabriel Jackson (1962):
  • 1The Glory of the Lord02:31
  • 2Fanfare for St. Mary’s01:53
  • 3The Christ-child04:18
  • 4Hymn to St. Margaret of Scotland08:36
  • 5Jesu, Rex admirabilis06:07
  • 6Ah, mine heart04:39
  • 7Missa Sanctae Margaretae: Kyrie02:34
  • 8Missa Sanctae Margaretae: Gloria05:52
  • 9Missa Sanctae Margaretae: Sanctus - Benedictus02:07
  • 10Missa Sanctae Margaretae: Agnus Dei03:41
  • 11Justorum animae04:14
  • 12Vidi aquam04:53
  • 13Let us all rejoice in the Lord02:19
  • 14In all his works04:35
  • 15The Land of Spices04:47
  • 16Ecce venio cito05:25
  • Total Runtime01:08:31

Info for Gabriel Jackson: Beyond the Stars (Sacred Choral Works, Vol. 2)

Celebrating his fiftieth birthday in 2012, Gabriel Jackson has had a long and close association with the Choir of St Mary’s Cathedral. This is the choir’s second disc of Jackson’s choral music on Delphian, and under Duncan Ferguson’s dynamic direction they bring a special authority, and all their characteristic verve and intensity, to a sequence of recording premieres centred on the florid Hymn to St Margaret of Scotland, newly written for the choir. This sumptuously recorded disc opens a window on the luminous sound-world of one of Britain’s finest choral composers.

„You will have to go a long way to hear choral singing finer than this. Take such matters as tuning, blend and diction as read: they are superb. Instead, let us cut to the astonishingly communicative nature of the singing. This is unforgettable … Trebles lines don’t just soar … they take wing with a kind of elated abandon“ (International Record Review)

„The mix of boys and girls on the treble line … lends a spacious elegance to the sound and a pleasing variety of solo sonorities … Highly recommended.“ (The Observer)

„It’s the sheer fervour of the singing in Gabriel Jackson’s The Glory of the Lord which gets you as it leaps, skids and (at the conclusion) yelps its paean of praise into the vibrant acoustic … The piece is bursting with the desire to worship, and the performance by the Cathedral’s choir is scintillating … Filled to overflowing with verve and commitment.“ (BBC Music Magazine)

„Since the arrival of Duncan Ferguson in 2007 [the choir] has turned into one of Scotland’s (indeed one of Britain’s) musical jewels … It’s easy to get so wrapped up in the ravishing delights of Jackson’s writing that you forget the astonishing quality of these performances … a disc of unrelenting impressiveness“ (Gramophone)

Choir of St Mary's Cathedral, Edinburgh
Duncan Ferguson, direction

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Booklet for Gabriel Jackson: Beyond the Stars (Sacred Choral Works, Vol. 2)

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