Jackson (G): Airplane Cantata & other choral works

The BBC Singers continue their series of releases featuring works by their official Associate Composer—a unique chance for some of the most talented artists to create compositions for the ensemble—with a new collection of world premiere recordings of works by British composer Gabriel Jackson. The central work of the programme—Airplane Cantata—explores the early days of aviation through the journals, news reports and accounts that surrounded this world- changing era. Featuring characteristically precise performances from the BBC Singers, they are joined on this disc by the world-renowned pianola player Rex Lawson.

SIGCD381  68 minutes 38 seconds
'Anyone wanting to test the state of contemporary choral music and its performance need look no further than this album—it's a hugely enjoyable and rewarding experience' (Choir & Organ)
'The culmination of three years as Associate Composer for the BBC Singers, Airplane Cantata features the choir's performances of five pieces, culminating in the lengthy Choral Symphony, a celebration ...