for SSAATB unaccompaniedThis short expressive piece sets a fifteenth-century penitential poem of great fervour. Jackson alternates a refrain in a simple plainsong style with more passionate, homophonic verses, to powerful effect.
Gabriel Jackson (b.1962)
"Gabriel Jackson, who has five works in New Horizons opening salvo, has been steadily building a reputation since the early '90s as one of the UK's most accomplished writers of choral music . . . Jackson's work is fundamentally euphonious and diatonic, though recently its range of dissonance and rhythmic complexity has increased. The inflected, ornamented soprano melody of Ah mine heart is a case in point . . . Jackson's assimilation of a range of influences and choral experience has resulted in a highly personal and rewarding idiom that can offer something to choirs of pretty much any ability level. It is good to see OUP making his work more widely available." - Matthew Greenall, The Singer, Feb 2004