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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George McPhee, Herbert Howells, Robert Bridges, Choir and congregation of Paisley Abbey & Gordon Stewart
All My Hope O God Is Founded
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All My Hope O God Is Founded All My Hope O God Is Founded All My Hope O God Is Founded All My Hope O God Is Founded
Herbert Howells, Susie Allen & Roderick Williams
4 Songs Op.22 For Voice And Piano - Girl's Song
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4 Songs Op.22 For Voice And Piano - Girl's Song 4 Songs Op.22 For Voice And Piano - Girl's Song 4 Songs Op.22 For Voice And Piano - Girl's Song 4 Songs Op.22 For Voice And Piano - Girl's Song
Herbert Howells, Susie Allen & Roderick Williams
4 Songs Op.22 For Voice And Piano - There was a maiden
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4 Songs Op.22 For Voice And Piano - There was a maiden 4 Songs Op.22 For Voice And Piano - There was a maiden 4 Songs Op.22 For Voice And Piano - There was a maiden 4 Songs Op.22 For Voice And Piano - There was a maiden
Herbert Howells, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Three Choirs Festival Chorus, Donald Hunt, April Cantelo & David Johnson
Hymnus Paradisi
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Hymnus Paradisi Hymnus Paradisi Hymnus Paradisi Hymnus Paradisi
Herbert Howells, Timothy Ravalde, The Choir of St John's College, Cambridge, Andrew Nethsingha & Gareth John
3 Carol-anthems, no.2; A Spotless rose [chorus]
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3 Carol-anthems, no.2; A Spotless rose [chorus] 3 Carol-anthems, no.2; A Spotless rose [chorus] 3 Carol-anthems, no.2; A Spotless rose [chorus] 3 Carol-anthems, no.2; A Spotless rose [chorus]
Herbert Howells, Martina Batic, Love Enström, Mathias Brorson, Radiokören, Christine Höjlund & Marie Alexis
Requiem for chorus [SATB]
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Requiem for chorus [SATB] Requiem for chorus [SATB] Requiem for chorus [SATB] Requiem for chorus [SATB]
Iain Burnside, Herbert Howells & Anna Huntley
King David
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King David King David King David King David
Iain Burnside, Herbert Howells & Marcus Farnsworth
Peacock Pie - Miss T.
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Peacock Pie - Miss T. Peacock Pie - Miss T. Peacock Pie - Miss T. Peacock Pie - Miss T.
Iain Burnside, Herbert Howells & John Mark Ainsley
Peacock Pie - Mrs MacQueen
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Peacock Pie - Mrs MacQueen Peacock Pie - Mrs MacQueen Peacock Pie - Mrs MacQueen Peacock Pie - Mrs MacQueen
Iain Burnside, Herbert Howells & John Mark Ainsley
Peacock Pie - Alas, Alack!
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Peacock Pie - Alas, Alack! Peacock Pie - Alas, Alack! Peacock Pie - Alas, Alack! Peacock Pie - Alas, Alack!
Iain Burnside, Herbert Howells & John Mark Ainsley
A Garland for de la Mare: Andy Battle
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A Garland for de la Mare: Andy Battle A Garland for de la Mare: Andy Battle A Garland for de la Mare: Andy Battle A Garland for de la Mare: Andy Battle
Iain Burnside, Herbert Howells & John Mark Ainsley
A Garland for de la Mare: The Lady Caroline
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A Garland for de la Mare: The Lady Caroline A Garland for de la Mare: The Lady Caroline A Garland for de la Mare: The Lady Caroline A Garland for de la Mare: The Lady Caroline
Nicholas Morris, Birmingham Conservatoire Chamber Choir, Paul Spicer & Herbert Howells
3 Motets: The House of the Mind
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3 Motets: The House of the Mind 3 Motets: The House of the Mind 3 Motets: The House of the Mind 3 Motets: The House of the Mind
Herbert Howells, Stephen Layton & The Choir Of Trinity College Cambridge
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, John Mark Ainsley & Julius Drake
Gavotte
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Gavotte Gavotte Gavotte Gavotte
Herbert Howells, Iain Burnside, Iain Burnside & Marcus Farnsworth
A Garland for de la Mare
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A Garland for de la Mare A Garland for de la Mare A Garland for de la Mare A Garland for de la Mare
St Davids Cathedral & Herbert Howells
Nunc Dimittis: Gloucester Service
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Nunc Dimittis: Gloucester Service Nunc Dimittis: Gloucester Service Nunc Dimittis: Gloucester Service Nunc Dimittis: Gloucester Service
St Davids Cathedral & Herbert Howells
Magnificat: Gloucester Service
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Magnificat: Gloucester Service Magnificat: Gloucester Service Magnificat: Gloucester Service Magnificat: Gloucester Service
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)
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, 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
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
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
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
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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 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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