In nearly four decades as Master of the Music at York Minster, Francis Jackson became a leading figure in the world of Church music and one of the foremost organ recitalists of his generation. His autobiography recalls his chorister days in the Minster and charts the early development of his musical skills and tastes during the 1920 and '30s. He relates the events that made Widor's Toccata a popular choice at weddings, and sent a hymn tune on its way round the world. Finally, he provides an illuminating insight into the stresses, politics and personalities behind daily life in one of Europe's greatest cathedrals.
Hard back, 427 pages.