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Jackson: The Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ / Nicholas, Merton College Choir, Oxford Contemporary Sinfonia

Release Date: 03/15/2019 
Label:  Delphian   Catalog #: 34222  
Number of Discs: 1 
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Strikingly colored and richly imaginative, Gabriel Jackson’s re-telling of the age-old story of Christ’s betrayal and crucifixion interweaves biblical narrative, English poetry and Latin hymns, culminating in a rare setting of poetry by T.S. Eliot – himself an alumnus of Merton College, Oxford, which commissioned the present work as part of its extensive Merton Choirbook project. Shorter items from the Choirbook have featured on previous Delphian releases by the choir; now, The Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ is revealed as one of the project’s crowning glories. Under the direction of longtime Jackson collaborator Benjamin Nicholas, and with soloists and instrumentalists
Read more hand-picked by the composer, it receives here a performance to match the work’s own harrowing drama and dark ecstasy. Read less

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