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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

Dr Francis Jackson, CBE Dr. Francis Jackson, CBE

Music for a Long While

…we honor the life and work of one of the ‘grand old men’ of English cathedral music, Dr. Francis Jackson, CBE, on the occasion of his centenary (b. October 2, 1917).

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Music played in the program

Hour 1

FRANCIS JACKSON: Intrada, Op. 84, no. 6 –Francis Jackson (1961 Walker/York Minster, England) Priory 930

JACKSON: Division on Nun Danket –Francis Jackson (1961 Walker/York Minster) Chandos 6602

ERNEST BULLOCK: Give us the wings of faithYork Minster Choir/Francis Jackson, director (r. 1950) Amphion 144

JACKSON: Sing a New Song –York Minster Choir/Philip Moore, director; John Scott Whiteley (1961 Walker/York Minster, England) Priory 841

JACKSON: Benedicite in G -Ely Cathedral Choir/Paul Trepte, director/organist (1908 Harrison) Guild 7117

JACKSON: Prelude on an American Folk Hymn (Lonesome Valley) –Simon Nieminski (1879 Willis-1995 Harrison/St. Mary’s Cathedral, Edinburgh, Scotland) Lammas 127

JACKSON: Sonata No. 3, Op. 50 –Francis Jackson (1898 Willis-1960 Harrison/Lincoln Cathedral, England) Priory 930

Filler – JACKSON Benedicite (see above)

Hour 2

BILLY MAYERL: Marigold, fr Syncopated Impressions –Francis Jackson, piano. EDWARD BAIRSTOW: Andante in F (1987 Anonymous/Jackson residence, East Acklam). J. S. BACH: Prelude & Fugue in B-flat, BWV 560. PERCY WHITLOCK: Folk Tune, fr 5 Short Pieces –Francis Jackson (1907 Harrison/St. Michael’s Parish, Malton) Amphion 144<

JACKSON: Hymn & Prelude, East Acklam –Francis Jackson (1875 Harrison/Castle Howard Chapel, Yorkshire) Amphion 130

JACKSON: Diversion for Mixtures, Op. 25 –Francis Jackson (1969 Walker/Blackburn Cathedral, England) Priory 930

C. V. STANFORD: Postlude, Op. 105, no. 6 –Francis Jackson (1951 Binns, Fitton & Haley/Sledmere House, Yorkshire) Amphion 126

JACKSON: Eclogue, Op. 71 –with Philip Moore, piano. JACKSON: Festal Prelude, Op. 70 –Francis Jackson (1961 Walker/York Minster, England) Priory 930

Filler – JACKSON: Sing a new song (see above)

For a more personal and intimate reflection of the man himself, we recommend Simon Lindley’s conversation with Francis Jackson, “Frankly Speaking.”

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