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Herbert Howells (1892-1983)

Final Responses

Friday 15 February 2008 12:00-13:00 (Radio 3)

Repeated: Friday 15 February 2008 20:45-21:45 (Radio 3)

Despite lying unheard and unseen for over a decade, Hymnus Paradisi came to define Howells's achievements as an artist. Donald Macleod explores the tortuous gestation of the work and we also hear the composer's own thoughts on the inspiration behind it.

Duration:

1 hour

Playlist

King David
Sarah Walker (mezzo-soprano), Roger Vignoles (piano)
CRD 3473
t10

Hymnus Paradisi
Joan Rodgers (soprano), Anthony Rolfe Johnson (tenor), BBC Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, Richard Hickox (conductor)
CHANDOS CHAN 9744
t1-6




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