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.

Herbert Howells Biography (Wikipedia)

Herbert Norman Howells CH CBE (17 October 1892 – 23 February 1983) was an English composer, organist, and teacher, most famous for his large output of Anglican church music.

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Herbert Howells
Requiem (Be in the Audience)
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Requiem (Be in the Audience)
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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)

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Choir and Congregation at St. Alban's Church
Bristol
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Gavin Wells
Simon Jones
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Robert Bridges based on Joachim Neander
Herbert Howells
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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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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Howells' clavichord - book 1, no.8; Rubbra's soliloquy
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Howells' clavichord - book 1, no.8; Rubbra's soliloquy
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Even such is time
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Even such is time
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The Scribe - part-song for chorus
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The Scribe - part-song for chorus
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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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Nunc Dimittis: Westminster Service
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Nunc Dimittis: Westminster Service
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Magnificat: Westminster Service
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Magnificat: Westminster Service
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3 pieces for Christmas - Carol Anthem No.1 Here is the little door; Long, long ago; Carol anthem No.3 Sing Lullaby
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3 pieces for Christmas - Carol Anthem No.1 Here is the little door; Long, long ago; Carol anthem No.3 Sing Lullaby
Herbert Howells
3 Psalm-preludes for organ - set 1 (Op.32), no.1 in D minor (Lo! the poor crieth
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3 Psalm-preludes for organ - set 1 (Op.32), no.1 in D minor (Lo! the poor crieth
Herbert Howells
Nunc Dimittis: St John's College Service
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Nunc Dimittis: St John's College Service
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Magnificat: St John's College Service
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Magnificat: St John's College Service
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Past BBC Events

Prom 47 Proms 1929
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Queen's Hall
1929-10-03T09:36:50
3
Oct
1929

Prom 47 Proms 1929

20:00
Queen's Hall
Prom 38 Proms 1924
http://www.bbc.co.uk/events/efjhzc
Queen's Hall
1924-09-22T09:36:50
22
Sep
1924

Prom 38 Proms 1924

20:00
Queen's Hall
Prom 15 Proms 1922
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Queen's Hall
1922-08-29T09:36:50
29
Aug
1922

Prom 15 Proms 1922

20:00
Queen's Hall
Prom 43 Proms 1920
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Queen's Hall
1920-10-02T09:36:50
2
Oct
1920

Prom 43 Proms 1920

20:00
Queen's Hall
Prom 41 Proms 1920
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Queen's Hall
1920-09-30T09:36:50
30
Sep
1920

Prom 41 Proms 1920

20:00
Queen's Hall

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