The culmination of a four-year association between the choir of St Mary's Cathedral and British composer award-winner Gabriel Jackson, this disc presents nine world première recordings. Whether gentle and meditative, brilliantly exuberant, or soaring in ecstatic contemplation, Jackson's vividly communicative music is brought thrillingly to life by a choir at the peak of its powers.
The re-release of this recording coincides with the news that Jackson is to become the next Associate Composer to the BBC Singers.
“This disc will knock you out”
“Beautifully crafted music that allows this excellent choir full rein …Superlative performances, full of spirit but always secure and Sensitive, [and] the sound can only be described as luxurious”
“Owens fully understands the character of an Anglican cathedral choir while, for their part, the Edinburgh choristers respond with superlative performances, full of spirit and vigour, compelling in their enthusiasm but always secure and sensitive.”
22nd June 2009
“The children’s voices of the Scottish choir bring out the music’s innocence, as does the soft and attractively distant sound.”
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