Francis Jackson

Organist / composer. Born 2 October 1917
Francis Jackson
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1917-10-02
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Francis Jackson

Francis Jackson Biography (Wikipedia)

Francis Alan Jackson, CBE (born 2 October 1917) is a British organist and composer. He was the organist and director of music at York Minster for 36 years.

Jackson was born in Malton, Yorkshire, and received his early education as a chorister at York Minster under his predecessor, Sir Edward Bairstow. His first cousin once removed was the lyric soprano Elsie Suddaby. He was appointed organist and director of music at York Minster in 1946 and held these positions until his retirement in 1982. Jackson played for the wedding of Elizabeth II's cousin, Prince Edward, Duke of Kent, to Katherine Worsley on 8 June 1961. The final voluntary was the final movement of Charles-Marie Widor's Symphony No. 5 for organ: Toccata, which set a fashion for the use of this piece for weddings.

Both nationally and internationally acclaimed, Jackson has given recitals and concerts all over the world and made numerous recordings of solo organ music and of choral music with the choir of York Minster.

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Francis Jackson
Centenary Flourish
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Centenary Flourish
Théodore Dubois
Toccata in G
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Toccata in G
Edward Bairstow
Prelude in C major
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Prelude in C major
Edward Bairstow
Scherzo in A flat major for organ
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Scherzo in A flat major for organ
Edward Bairstow
Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence
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Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence
Francis Jackson
I know a flower
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I know a flower

I know a flower

Choir
Old Royal Naval College Trinity Laban Chapel Choir
Eugène Gigout
Scherzo in E
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Scherzo in E
Francis Jackson
Impromptu for Sir Edward Bairstow
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Impromptu for Sir Edward Bairstow
Francis Jackson
Alleluia, laudate pueri dominum
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Alleluia, laudate pueri dominum
Johann Sebastian Bach
Passacaglia in C minor, BWV 582
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Passacaglia in C minor, BWV 582
Francis Jackson
Arabesque Op 17 No 2
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Arabesque Op 17 No 2
Francis Jackson
Tuba Tune
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Tuba Tune
Johann Sebastian Bach
Prelude and Fugue in E minor ("Wedge"), BWV 548
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Prelude and Fugue in E minor ("Wedge"), BWV 548
Francis Jackson
Gavotte
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Gavotte
Francis Jackson
Allegro (Sonata No 5 in C minor)
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Allegro (Sonata No 5 in C minor)
Francis Jackson
Nunc Dimittis: Francis Jackson in G
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Nunc Dimittis: Francis Jackson in G
Francis Jackson
Magnificat: Francis Jackson in G
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Magnificat: Francis Jackson in G
Francis Jackson
Alleluia, laudate pueri dominum
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Alleluia, laudate pueri dominum
Francis Jackson
The Tuba Tune
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The Tuba Tune
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Past BBC Events

Proms 1964: Prom 23
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Royal Albert Hall
1964-08-20T11:06:00
20
Aug
1964

Proms 1964: Prom 23

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1960: Prom 46
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Royal Albert Hall
1960-09-14T11:06:00
14
Sep
1960

Proms 1960: Prom 46

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1957: Prom 39
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Royal Albert Hall
1957-09-03T11:06:00
3
Sep
1957

Proms 1957: Prom 39

Royal Albert Hall

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