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 Tracks

Herbert Howells
My Lord Sandwich's Dreame (Lambert's Clavichord)
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My Lord Sandwich's Dreame (Lambert's Clavichord)

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Herbert Howells
Cello Concerto (Finale)
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Cello Concerto (Finale)
Herbert Howells
Cello Concerto ii) Threnody. Lento calmato - Assai teneramente
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Cello Concerto ii) Threnody. Lento calmato - Assai teneramente
Herbert Howells
Rhapsodic Quintet
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Rhapsodic Quintet

Rhapsodic Quintet

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Richards Ensemble
Herbert Howells
Missa Sabrinensis (Benedictus)
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Missa Sabrinensis (Benedictus)
Herbert Howells
Requiem
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Requiem
Herbert Howells
Wee Willie Winkee (from Snapshots)
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Wee Willie Winkee (from Snapshots)
Herbert Howells
Rhapsody No 4
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Rhapsody No 4
Herbert Howells
String Quartet No.3 "In Gloucestershire" (4th mvt)
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String Quartet No.3 "In Gloucestershire" (4th mvt)
Herbert Howells
Rhapsodic Quintet Op.31 For Clarinet And Strings
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Rhapsodic Quintet Op.31 For Clarinet And Strings
Herbert Howells
Psalm-Prelude in E flat major, Set 1 No 2, 'But the meek'
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Psalm-Prelude in E flat major, Set 1 No 2, 'But the meek'
Herbert Howells
String Quartet No 3, 'In Gloucestershire' (2nd mvt)
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String Quartet No 3, 'In Gloucestershire' (2nd mvt)
Herbert Howells
Girl's Song (4 Songs, Op 22)
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Girl's Song (4 Songs, Op 22)
Herbert Howells
Like as the hart desireth the waterbrooks
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Like as the hart desireth the waterbrooks
Herbert Howells
De la Mare's Pavane (Lambert's Clavichord)
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De la Mare's Pavane (Lambert's Clavichord)
Herbert Howells
Hughes' Ballet (Lambert's Clavichord)
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Hughes' Ballet (Lambert's Clavichord)
Herbert Howells
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'
Herbert Howells
Psalm-Prelude in F sharp minor, Set 2 No 2, 'Yea, the darkness'
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Psalm-Prelude in F sharp minor, Set 2 No 2, 'Yea, the darkness'
Herbert Howells
Elegy for viola, string quartet and string orchestra
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Elegy for viola, string quartet and string orchestra
Herbert Howells
Take him, earth, for cherishing
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Take him, earth, for cherishing
Herbert Howells
Three Children's Songs
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Three Children's Songs
Herbert Howells
Here is the little door
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Here is the little door
Herbert Howells
Here is the little door
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Here is the little door

Here is the little door

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Choir
Trinity College Cambridge Choir
Herbert Howells
Here is the little door (Three Carol-anthems)
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Here is the little door (Three Carol-anthems)
Herbert Howells
The Lord is my Shepherd (Hymnus paradisi)
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The Lord is my Shepherd (Hymnus paradisi)
Herbert Howells
Here is the Little Door - from Three Carol-Anthems
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Here is the Little Door - from Three Carol-Anthems
Herbert Howells
Nunc Dimittis: Gloucester Service
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Nunc Dimittis: Gloucester Service

Nunc Dimittis: Gloucester Service

Choir
Bristol Cathedral Choir
Conductor
mark lee
Herbert Howells
Magnificat: Gloucester Service
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Magnificat: Gloucester Service

Magnificat: Gloucester Service

Choir
Bristol Cathedral Choir
Conductor
mark lee
Herbert Howells
King David
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King David
Herbert Howells
A Spotless Rose
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A Spotless Rose

A Spotless Rose

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Choir
Chapel of St John's College Choir
Herbert Howells
Elegy
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Elegy
Herbert Howells
Antiphon
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Antiphon

Antiphon

Choir
Winchester Catherdral Choir
Herbert Howells
Dance for violin and orchestra, Op 7 No 2
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Dance for violin and orchestra, Op 7 No 2
Ivor Gurney
By a Bierside
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By a Bierside
Herbert Howells
Jacob's Brawl (Howells' Clavichord Book 1)
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Jacob's Brawl (Howells' Clavichord Book 1)
Herbert Howells
Collegium Regale (Nunc Dimittis)
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Collegium Regale (Nunc Dimittis)
Herbert Howells
Collegium Regale (Magnificat)
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Collegium Regale (Magnificat)
Herbert Howells
Psalm 33
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Psalm 33
Ivor Gurney
In Flanders (arr. for voice and orchestra)
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In Flanders (arr. for voice and orchestra)
Herbert Howells
My Lord Sandwich's Dreame (Lambert's Clavichord)
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My Lord Sandwich's Dreame (Lambert's Clavichord)
Herbert Howells
O Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem (4 Anthems)
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O Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem (4 Anthems)
Herbert Howells
Hymnus Paradisi: iii Psalm 23, The Lord is My Shepherd
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Hymnus Paradisi: iii Psalm 23, The Lord is My Shepherd
Herbert Howells
King David
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King David
Herbert Howells
'Collegium Regale' Morning Canticles: Te Deum
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'Collegium Regale' Morning Canticles: Te Deum
Herbert Howells
Minuet Grace for a Fresh Egg
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Minuet Grace for a Fresh Egg
Herbert Howells
Goddess of Night
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Goddess of Night
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Past BBC Events

Proms 1929: Prom 47
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Queen's Hall
1929-10-03T05:01:11
3
Oct
1929

Proms 1929: Prom 47

Queen's Hall
Proms 1924: Prom 38
https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/efjhzc
Queen's Hall
1924-09-22T05:01:11
22
Sep
1924

Proms 1924: Prom 38

Queen's Hall
Proms 1922: Prom 15
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Queen's Hall
1922-08-29T05:01:11
29
Aug
1922

Proms 1922: Prom 15

Queen's Hall
Proms 1920: Prom 43
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Queen's Hall
1920-10-02T05:01:11
2
Oct
1920

Proms 1920: Prom 43

Queen's Hall
Proms 1920: Prom 41
https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/ebdp5v
Queen's Hall
1920-09-30T05:01:11
30
Sep
1920

Proms 1920: Prom 41

Queen's Hall

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