Dr. Francis Alan Jackson CBE (born 2 October 1917) is pre-eminent as a British organist and composer. A popular figure in the musical profession, both nationally and internationally, Jackson was born in Malton, Yorkshire and received his early education as a Chorister at York Minster under his precursor, the legendary Sir Edward Bairstow. Himself Organist of York Minster from 1946 until his official 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.
As well as having given recitals and concerts all over the world, Jackson has made numerous recordings of solo organ music, and of choral music with York Minster Choir.
"Heraldic Flourish" was published by Banks Music Publications in 1978. It is dedicated "For Ralph Covell".
Jackson has really made a "career" out of writing fanfares! The "fanfare" should be exciting, attention-getting, and to the point. It is NOT the main course, and should not linger or be overly long.
"Heraldic Flourish" is not his most well-known fanfare, but it surely fits the requirements admirably!
It is brisk and tricky, and those fabulous "tuba chords" will MORE than get your attention and set the stage.
Although I suppose it's under copyright, I did attach the score for those who may be sufficiently interested and enticed.
There are also several photographs of Francis Jackson and of York Minster.
"Heraldic Flourish" is the first of two in this edition. The second one, "Flourish for the Tuba," can be found here: