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Gabriel Jackson (Composer)

Born: 1962, Hamilton, Bermuda

Nationality: English

Gabriel Jackson is an English composer. He is a three-time winner of the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors British Composer Award. From 2010-2013 he was associate composer to the BBC Singers.

Philip Barnes of Choral Journal describes him as "prominent among his British contemporaries by reason of a prolific output and engaging style". Jackson's work includes a significant body of organ compositions, piano and other instrumental works, but he is probably best known for his vocal music, especially for his deft use of text. While he cites Michael Tippett and Igor Stravinsky as influences, he is also drawn to soul and R&B, and this influence is noticeable in his music.

Jackson was a chorister at Canterbury Cathedral before studying composition at the Royal College of Music, first under Richard Blackford, then with John Lambert.

Further Reading: Jackson, Gabriel

 Interview, Gabriel Jackson on Vox Clara

David talks to British composer about his new disc on Regent with the Choir of Truro Cathedral, including the first recording of Missa Triueriensis.

 Obituary, Carlo Bergonzi (1924-2014)

Katherine pays tribute to the great Italian tenor, who died yesterday.

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