Yes, I am your angel

Gabriel Jackson
Vocal score
In stock


for SATB unaccompanied
The text for this imaginative and effective piece by Gabriel Jackson is a response to Allen Ginsberg's A Supermarket in California by Latvian poet K=arlis V=erdi,n%s, translated here by Ieva Le%sinska. As in Ginsberg's poem, the initial setting is a supermarket, depicted with vivid imagery such as 'a weary, shrivelled apple', before the angel protagonist expounds on their observations about contemporary society. Pleasingly alliterative lines such as 'he'd babble boozily about tanks' are artfully given rhythmic emphasis by Jackson, who fully exploits the dramatic intent of the poem, giving space for the text to come through by homophonic setting, a pure harmonic language, and often sparse textures.

Additional Information

Item Number: 9780193415706
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 8
Duration: 4 Mins
Publication Date: 06/02/2019
Format: 297x210
Voices: SATB
Force: SATB unaccompanied
Level of difficulty: C

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