FRANCIS JACKSON (b.1917): Organ Sonatas No. 5, Op. 140 and No. 6, Op. 148, The Archbishop’s Fanfare, Op. 27, Scherzetto Pastorale, Op. 20, Intrada (Daniel in Babylon), Op. 84/7, Impromptu, Op. 5, Diversion for Mixtures, Op. 25, Fantasy on Sine Nomine, Op. 60/4, Prelude on East Acklam, Op. 60/5.
Catalogue Number: 10W048
Label: Willowhayne Records
Description: The doyen of British organists, Jackson celebrated his 100th birthday in 2017. He has remained active as a composer, and his music is widely performed. In this recording, Mark Swinton pays tribute to this remarkable musician with a survey of his organ music. From the heartfelt Impromptu of 1944, a birthday gift to his teacher and mentor Sir Edward Bairstow, to his Fifth and Sixth Sonatas composed during the first decade of the present century, Jackson's flair at writing for his own instrument is abundantly displayed. Mark Swinton (organ of the Collegiate Church of St. Mary, Warwick.