Herbert Howells
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1892-10-17
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Herbert Howells

Herbert Howells Biography (BBC)

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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Take him earth for cherishing
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Take him earth for cherishing
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King David
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King David
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Rhapsodic quintet Op.31
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Rhapsodic quintet Op.31
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Take him, earth, for cherishing
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Take him, earth, for cherishing
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Luchinushka (Russian Lament)
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Luchinushka (Russian Lament)
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Requiem (Be in the Audience)
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Requiem (Be in the Audience)
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A Maid Peerless
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A Maid Peerless
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Rhapsodic Quintet
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Rhapsodic Quintet
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All My Hope On God Is Founded (feat. Richard Johnson, Gavin Wells & Simon Jones)
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All My Hope On God Is Founded (feat. Richard Johnson, Gavin Wells & Simon Jones)

All My Hope On God Is Founded (feat. Richard Johnson, Gavin Wells & Simon Jones)

Choir
Choir and Congregation at St. Alban's Church
Bristol
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Richard Johnson
Gavin Wells
Simon Jones
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Robert Bridges based on Joachim Neander
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Nunc Dimittis (St Paul's Service) extract
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Nunc Dimittis (St Paul's Service) extract
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Howells' Clavichord exc
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Howells' Clavichord exc
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I love all beauteous things
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I love all beauteous things
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Rhapsody No 3 in C sharp minor
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Rhapsody No 3 in C sharp minor
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Jubilate 'Collegium Regale'
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Jubilate 'Collegium Regale'
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Behold, O God our defender
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Behold, O God our defender
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Psalm-Prelude in C major, 'Sing unto him a new song'
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Psalm-Prelude in C major, 'Sing unto him a new song'
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Rubbra's Soliloquy (Howells' Clavichord)
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Rubbra's Soliloquy (Howells' Clavichord)
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Even such is time
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Even such is time
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The Scribe
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The Scribe
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Hymnus paradisi
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Hymnus paradisi
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All My Hope On God Is Founded (feat. Richard Johnson, Gavin Wells & Simon Jones)
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All My Hope On God Is Founded (feat. Richard Johnson, Gavin Wells & Simon Jones)
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Here is the little door
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Here is the little door
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Past BBC Events

Proms 1929: Prom 47
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Queen's Hall
1929-10-03T22:22:46
3
Oct
1929

Proms 1929: Prom 47

20:00
Queen's Hall
Proms 1924: Prom 38
http://www.bbc.co.uk/events/efjhzc
Queen's Hall
1924-09-22T22:22:46
22
Sep
1924

Proms 1924: Prom 38

20:00
Queen's Hall
Proms 1922: Prom 15
http://www.bbc.co.uk/events/e3zfhn
Queen's Hall
1922-08-29T22:22:46
29
Aug
1922

Proms 1922: Prom 15

20:00
Queen's Hall
Proms 1920: Prom 43
http://www.bbc.co.uk/events/ep46v2
Queen's Hall
1920-10-02T22:22:46
2
Oct
1920

Proms 1920: Prom 43

20:00
Queen's Hall
Proms 1920: Prom 41
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Queen's Hall
1920-09-30T22:22:46
30
Sep
1920

Proms 1920: Prom 41

20:00
Queen's Hall

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