for SATB (with divisions) unaccompanied Commissioned by King's College, Cambridge for the 2009 Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, this beautiful carol sets a well-loved text by G. K. Chesterton. With Jackson's trademark luscious harmonies alongside gentle changes in metre and mode, this piece would make an ideal introduction to Jackson's music for mixed choirs.
Gabriel Jackson (b.1962)
"I feel confident in saying that The Christ Child is one of Gabriel Jackson's most touching creations, a G.K. Chesterton setting that fully captures the ecstatic mysticism of the text." - David A. McConnell, www.musicweb-international.com September 2012