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Composer: Jackson, Gabriel (b. 1962)

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Year of birth1962
Period20th century
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Bold programming impresses at Presteigne Festival

© Choir Royal Holloway
A concert built on the work of composers from Britain, Finland and Latvia formed a rewarding programme of choral, vocal and orchestral music with several gems. 
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Choir of Royal Holloway stir the emotions

© Choir of Royal Holloway
Love and Passion provide a vibrant theme for an enterprising choral concert given by the Choir of Royal Holloway. 
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Crescent Scratches and Llanandras Melodies from Quatuor Tana

Quatour Tana © Nicolas Draps
The most exciting of the works presented by Quatuor Tana was the première of Yann Robin's Second Quartet, Crescent Scratches. As explained by Robin, the quartet is founded on the idea of pulsating glissandi and 'scratching' as used on a DJ turntable.
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Gabriel Jackson’s compelling new Passion at Merton College, Oxford

Gabriel Jackson © Malcolm Crowthers
A world première of Gabriel Jackson's The Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ proved an exciting event for those one hundred or so people who made the effort last Friday evening to attend the opening concert of the fifth Merton College Passiontide Festival.
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Medieval greats - Guillaume du Machaut and Guillaume Dufay

Orlando Consort © Eric Richmond
The Orlando Consort demonstrate with intelligence, wit and style, why they think Guillaume du Machaut and Guillaume Dufay rank among the greatest composers in western music.
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