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Francis Jackson Sacred Choral Works

The Exon Singers

Matthew Owens

David Bednall

Delphian Records DCD34035 (2006)

“beautifully tailored singing” – Gramophone

“the Exons sing as to the manner born……a real treasure” – International Record Review

Recorded in celebration of his 90th birthday, Francis Jackson remains one of the finest, best-loved and most versatile church musicians of his age. The eleven works on this disc, none of them previously recorded, have all the colour, emotional depth and attention to structural detail that are consistent hallmarks of his style. Working closely with the composer, the Exon Singers bring their customary blend of virtuosity, intense commitment and subtle responsiveness to this special birthday tribute.

Recorded with the generous support of the Finzi Trust.

Click here to download the PDF of published reviews of this disc.

Track listing

Missa Matris Dei Opus 72
1 Kyrie
2 Gloria
3 Sanctus
4 Benedictus
5 Agnus Dei
6 O Salutaris Hostia Opus 115
7 Tantum Ergo (Second Setting) Opus 118
8 A Hymn to God the Father Opus 147/2
Three Carols for Advent Opus 73
9 Gabriel’s Message
10 I Know a Flower
11 While the Careless World is Sleeping
Evening Service in B flat, Homage to Thomas Weelkes Opus 149
12 Magnificat
13 Nunc Dimittis
14 O Most Merciful Opus 36
15 The Prayer of St Francis Opus 61
16 Thanks be to the Lord Opus 133

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