Herbert Howells
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1892-10-17
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Biography

After two years as an articled pupil at Gloucester Cathedral, Herbert Howells won an open scholarship in 1912 to the Royal College of Music, where he studied with Stanford (composition) and Charles Wood (counterpoint). Once in London, his earliest works ...

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After two years as an articled pupil at Gloucester Cathedral, Herbert Howells won an open scholarship in 1912 to the Royal College of Music, where he studied with Stanford (composition) and Charles Wood (counterpoint). Once in London, his earliest works quickly gained attention - in 1913 his Mass in the Dorian Mode was given at Westminster Cathedral and the First Piano Concerto received its premiere at Queen's Hall under Stanford.

Howells's first position (sub-organist at Salisbury Cathedral) was cut short because of ill health, and he returned to the RCM in 1920 as a teacher of composition.

Other appointments included the post of Director of Music at St Paul's Girls' School, Hammersmith, in succession to Holst (1936) and the King Edward VII Professorship of Music at London University (1950). He was awarded the CBE in 1953 and was made a Companion of Honour in 1972.

Following the compositional success of his student and early teaching years (the Piano Quartet won the Carnegie Award in 1916 and his Phantasy String Quartet was the 1918 Cobbett Prize winner), Howells enjoyed renewed recognition in later life, triggered by his masterpiece, Hymnus paradisi (1936-8), premiered at the Three Choirs Festival in 1950, and consolidated by the Missa sabrinensis (1954) and Stabat Mater (1963). Other important compositions include the Concerto for Strings (1939), A Maid Peerless (1949) and the Motet on the Death of President Kennedy (1964). His songs are regarded as some of the finest English achievements in the medium and illustrate his passion for the English poet and novelist Walter de la Mare.



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Malcolm Stewart, Herbert Howells, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra & Vernon Handley
3 Dances Op.7 for violin and orchestra
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3 Dances Op.7 for violin and orchestra 3 Dances Op.7 for violin and orchestra 3 Dances Op.7 for violin and orchestra 3 Dances Op.7 for violin and orchestra
Herbert Howells
God be in my head
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God be in my head God be in my head God be in my head God be in my head
Peter Dyke, Herbert Howells, Geraint Bowen & Hereford Cathedral Choir
O pray for the peace of Jerusalem (No. 1 of Four Anthems)
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O pray for the peace of Jerusalem (No. 1 of Four Anthems) O pray for the peace of Jerusalem (No. 1 of Four Anthems) O pray for the peace of Jerusalem (No. 1 of Four Anthems) O pray for the peace of Jerusalem (No. 1 of Four Anthems)

O pray for the peace of Jerusalem (No. 1 of Four Anthems)

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Peter Dyke
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Geraint Bowen
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Herbert Howells, Choir of King’s College, Cambridge & Stephen Cleobury
Take him, earth, for cherishing
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Take him, earth, for cherishing Take him, earth, for cherishing Take him, earth, for cherishing Take him, earth, for cherishing
Herbert Howells, Malcolm Stewart, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra & Vernon Handley
Three dances for violin and orchestra (Op 7), mvt 2; Quasi lento, quieto
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Three dances for violin and orchestra (Op 7), mvt 2; Quasi lento, quieto Three dances for violin and orchestra (Op 7), mvt 2; Quasi lento, quieto Three dances for violin and orchestra (Op 7), mvt 2; Quasi lento, quieto Three dances for violin and orchestra (Op 7), mvt 2; Quasi lento, quieto
Herbert Howells, Christine Ricol & Roger Vignoles
4 Songs Op.22 for voice and piano
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4 Songs Op.22 for voice and piano 4 Songs Op.22 for voice and piano 4 Songs Op.22 for voice and piano 4 Songs Op.22 for voice and piano
Herbert Howells, Richard Hickox & BBC Symphony Orchestra
Penguinski
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Penguinski Penguinski Penguinski Penguinski
Herbert Howells, Richard Pearce, BBC Singers & Micaela Haslam
Salve Regina
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Salve Regina Salve Regina Salve Regina Salve Regina
Herbert Howells & John McCabe
HERBERT HOWELLS: Lambert's Clavichord Book 2 no.1: E.B.'s Fanfarando; Book 1 no.7: Boult's Brangill
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HERBERT HOWELLS: Lambert's Clavichord Book 2 no.1: E.B.'s Fanfarando; Book 1 no.7: Boult's Brangill HERBERT HOWELLS: Lambert's Clavichord Book 2 no.1: E.B.'s Fanfarando; Book 1 no.7: Boult's Brangill HERBERT HOWELLS: Lambert's Clavichord Book 2 no.1: E.B.'s Fanfarando; Book 1 no.7: Boult's Brangill HERBERT HOWELLS: Lambert's Clavichord Book 2 no.1: E.B.'s Fanfarando; Book 1 no.7: Boult's Brangill

HERBERT HOWELLS: Lambert's Clavichord Book 2 no.1: E.B.'s Fanfarando; Book 1 no.7: Boult's Brangill

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Herbert Howells
Take him, Earth, for cherishing
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Take him, Earth, for cherishing Take him, Earth, for cherishing Take him, Earth, for cherishing Take him, Earth, for cherishing
Herbert Howells, Stephen Cleobury, Peter Barley, Gregory Moore, Simon Williams, Choir of King’s College, Cambridge & Stephen Cleobury
Psalm 121
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Psalm 121 Psalm 121 Psalm 121 Psalm 121
Herbert Howells, John Mark Ainsley & Julius Drake
Gavotte
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Gavotte Gavotte Gavotte Gavotte
John McCabe & Herbert Howells
Lambert’s Clavichord Op 41
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Lambert’s Clavichord Op 41 Lambert’s Clavichord Op 41 Lambert’s Clavichord Op 41 Lambert’s Clavichord Op 41
Herbert Howells, Choir of King’s College, Cambridge, Joel Williams & Stephen Cleobury
A spotless rose
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A spotless rose A spotless rose A spotless rose A spotless rose
Herbert Howells
Hymn to St Cecilia
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Hymn to St Cecilia Hymn to St Cecilia Hymn to St Cecilia Hymn to St Cecilia
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Julie Kennard, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir, Vernon Handley & Herbert Howells
Requiem aeternam from Hymnus paradisi
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Requiem aeternam from Hymnus paradisi Requiem aeternam from Hymnus paradisi Requiem aeternam from Hymnus paradisi Requiem aeternam from Hymnus paradisi
BBC Singers, Stephen Charlesworth, David Hill & Herbert Howells
3 Carol Anthems
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3 Carol Anthems 3 Carol Anthems 3 Carol Anthems 3 Carol Anthems
Herbert Howells, Paul Spicer, James Oxley & The Finzi Singers
3 Carol-anthems
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3 Carol-anthems 3 Carol-anthems 3 Carol-anthems 3 Carol-anthems
Herbert Howells, Paul Spicer & Birmingham Conservatoire Chamber Choir
2 Carol-anthems
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2 Carol-anthems 2 Carol-anthems 2 Carol-anthems 2 Carol-anthems
Herbert Howells
Walking in the Snow
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Walking in the Snow Walking in the Snow Walking in the Snow Walking in the Snow
Malcolm Archer, Wells Cathedral Choir, Rupert Gough & Herbert Howells
Nunc dimittis from Collegium Regale (1945)
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Nunc dimittis from Collegium Regale (1945) Nunc dimittis from Collegium Regale (1945) Nunc dimittis from Collegium Regale (1945) Nunc dimittis from Collegium Regale (1945)
Christ Church Cathedral Choir, Oxford, Stephen Darlington & Herbert Howells
Like as the Hart
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Like as the Hart Like as the Hart Like as the Hart Like as the Hart
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Herbert Howells, David Hill & Bach Choir
Te Deum
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Te Deum Te Deum Te Deum Te Deum
Finzi Singers, Herbert Howells & Paul Spicer
The House of the Mind
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The House of the Mind The House of the Mind The House of the Mind The House of the Mind
Birmingham Conservatoire Chamber Choir, Paul Spicer, Jonathan Stamp & Herbert Howells
O mortal man
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O mortal man O mortal man O mortal man O mortal man

O mortal man

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Birmingham Conservatoire Chamber Choir
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Performer
Jonathan Stamp
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Roderick Williams, Herbert Howells, City of London Choir & Hilary Davan Wetton
A Spotless Rose
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A Spotless Rose A Spotless Rose A Spotless Rose A Spotless Rose
Herbert Howells, Robert Plane & Sophia Rahman
Sonata for Clarinet & Piano
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Sonata for Clarinet & Piano Sonata for Clarinet & Piano Sonata for Clarinet & Piano Sonata for Clarinet & Piano
Bach Choir., Alison Hill, Herbert Howells, David Hill, Benjamin Hulett & Bournemouth S O
Sine nomine for soloists, chorus, organ and orchestra
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Sine nomine for soloists, chorus, organ and orchestra Sine nomine for soloists, chorus, organ and orchestra Sine nomine for soloists, chorus, organ and orchestra Sine nomine for soloists, chorus, organ and orchestra

Sine nomine for soloists, chorus, organ and orchestra

Choir
Bach Choir.
Singer
Alison Hill
Benjamin Hulett
Conductor
David Hill
Orchestra
Bournemouth S O
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Herbert Howells, Alastair Miles & Marie-Noelle Kendall
King David for voice and piano
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King David for voice and piano King David for voice and piano King David for voice and piano King David for voice and piano
Bach Choir., Herbert Howells, David Hill & Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Quis est homo? from Stabat Mater
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Quis est homo? from Stabat Mater Quis est homo? from Stabat Mater Quis est homo? from Stabat Mater Quis est homo? from Stabat Mater
Stephen Layton, Herbert Howells & Choir of Trinity College
Requiem
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Requiem Requiem Requiem Requiem
The Choir of St John's College, Cambridge, Christopher Robinson & Herbert Howells
I heard a voice from heaven (from the Requiem)
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I heard a voice from heaven (from the Requiem) I heard a voice from heaven (from the Requiem) I heard a voice from heaven (from the Requiem) I heard a voice from heaven (from the Requiem)
Herbert Howells & Gillian Weir
3 Rhapsodies Op.17 for organ
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3 Rhapsodies Op.17 for organ 3 Rhapsodies Op.17 for organ 3 Rhapsodies Op.17 for organ 3 Rhapsodies Op.17 for organ
Nicola-Jane Kemp, Finzi Singers, Paul Spicer, Andrew Carwood & Herbert Howells
Sweetest of Sweets
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Sweetest of Sweets Sweetest of Sweets Sweetest of Sweets Sweetest of Sweets
Joseph Middleton, Kitty Whately & Herbert Howells
King David for voice and piano
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King David for voice and piano King David for voice and piano King David for voice and piano King David for voice and piano
Herbert Howells, Gabrieli Consort & Paul McCreesh
Requiem for chorus
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Requiem for chorus Requiem for chorus Requiem for chorus Requiem for chorus
Michael Nicholas, Norwich Cathedral Choir, Herbert Howells & Neil Taylor
Te Deum and Jubilate (Collegium regale): Jubilate
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Te Deum and Jubilate (Collegium regale): Jubilate Te Deum and Jubilate (Collegium regale): Jubilate Te Deum and Jubilate (Collegium regale): Jubilate Te Deum and Jubilate (Collegium regale): Jubilate
Herbert Howells (The BBC Symphony Chorus, BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Richard Hickox)
Hymnus Paradisi: V. I Heard a Voice from Heaven
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Hymnus Paradisi: V. I Heard a Voice from Heaven Hymnus Paradisi: V. I Heard a Voice from Heaven Hymnus Paradisi: V. I Heard a Voice from Heaven Hymnus Paradisi: V. I Heard a Voice from Heaven
London Symphony Orchestra, Richard Hickox & Herbert Howells
Suite for Orchestra 'The B's': 2nd mvt; Lament - Bartholomew
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Suite for Orchestra 'The B's': 2nd mvt; Lament - Bartholomew Suite for Orchestra 'The B's': 2nd mvt; Lament - Bartholomew Suite for Orchestra 'The B's': 2nd mvt; Lament - Bartholomew Suite for Orchestra 'The B's': 2nd mvt; Lament - Bartholomew
Herbert Howells & Liverpool Anglican Cathedral
Nunc Dimittis in G Major
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Nunc Dimittis in G Major Nunc Dimittis in G Major Nunc Dimittis in G Major Nunc Dimittis in G Major
Herbert Howells & Liverpool Anglican Cathedral
Magnificat in G Major
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Magnificat in G Major Magnificat in G Major Magnificat in G Major Magnificat in G Major
Herbert Howells, Christopher Dearnley, Choristers of St. Paul's Cathedral & John (u.k.) Scott
Magnificat and Nunc dimittis (St Paul's)
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Magnificat and Nunc dimittis (St Paul's) Magnificat and Nunc dimittis (St Paul's) Magnificat and Nunc dimittis (St Paul's) Magnificat and Nunc dimittis (St Paul's)
Herbert Howells
Salve Regina for chorus [6 voices] [for Westminster Cathedral]
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Salve Regina for chorus [6 voices] [for Westminster Cathedral] Salve Regina for chorus [6 voices] [for Westminster Cathedral] Salve Regina for chorus [6 voices] [for Westminster Cathedral] Salve Regina for chorus [6 voices] [for Westminster Cathedral]
St John's College Cambridge Choir, Herbert Howells & George Guest
Requiem - Salvator Mundi
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Requiem - Salvator Mundi Requiem - Salvator Mundi Requiem - Salvator Mundi Requiem - Salvator Mundi

Requiem - Salvator Mundi

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St John's College Cambridge Choir, Herbert Howells & George Guest
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King's College Cambridge Choir, Herbert Howells & Stephen Cleobury
Te Deum (Collegium Regale)
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Te Deum (Collegium Regale) Te Deum (Collegium Regale) Te Deum (Collegium Regale) Te Deum (Collegium Regale)

Te Deum (Collegium Regale)

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King's College Cambridge Choir, Herbert Howells & Stephen Cleobury
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Christine Ricol, Herbert Howells & Roger Vignoles
King David for voice and piano
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King David for voice and piano King David for voice and piano King David for voice and piano King David for voice and piano
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