Gabriel Jackson Requiem CD

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  • Conductor: Jeremy Backhouse
  • All tracks produced by Adrian Peacock
  • Released by Naxos, September 2012
  • Recorded at Tonbridge School Chapel, February 2011
  • Recorded in 24-bit resolution

gabriel jackson requiem

While the unifying thread which links these works is that of loss, the underlying focus is an uplifting celebration of life and love. Commissioned and premiered by Vasari Singers in 2008, Gabriel Jackson’s Requiem combines traditional solemnity with poems which embrace wide-ranging spirituality, resulting in images of light and radiant optimism.

Contrasting poignancy of expression is heard in personal tributes from John Tavener and Francis Pott, while Bob Chilcott uses Pachelbel’s famous Canon to set Oscar Wilde’s Requiescat.

Vasari Singers’ Great British Anthems (8572504) was described as ‘essential listening’ by Gramophone. With superbly moving performances of works by four of the foremost names in choral music, this disc cannot fail to thrill choral and British music aficionados everywhere.

All tracks on this CD are world premiere recordings except the John Tavener

track listing

1-6 Gabriel Jackson – Requiem*


  • Soprano – Jocelyn Somerville
  • Mezzo soprano – Caroline Johnson
  • Alto – Alex Brougham
  • Tenor – Daniel Burges
  • Baritone – Matthew Wood

7. Gabriel Jackson – In all his works*

8. Gabriel Jackson – I am the voice of the wind*


  • Soprano – Jocelyn Somerville
  • Tenor – Daniel Burges

9. Bob Chilcott – Rosa Mystica†

Guitar – Carl Herring,

10. John Tavener – Song for Athene

11. Francis Pott – When David heard*

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