Herbert Howells: Requiem - Amy Lyddon-Towl (alto); Gwilym Bowen (tenor); Hannah Partridge (soprano); Jeremy Cole (organ); Laurence Williams (bass);...
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  1. Hymn for St Cecilia, for chorus
  2. Salve Regina, for chorus
  3. Gloucester Service
  4. Take Him, Earth, for Cherishing, motet on the death of President Kennedy for chorus
  5. Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis (for St. Paul's Cathedral)
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  1. Hymn for St Cecilia, for chorus
  2. Salve Regina, for chorus
  3. Gloucester Service
  4. Take Him, Earth, for Cherishing, motet on the death of President Kennedy for chorus
  5. Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis (for St. Paul's Cathedral)
  6. Requiem, for soprano, 2 tenors, bass & chorus
  7. All my hope on God is founded (tune: Michael), for chorus
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The music of Herbert Howells is a bit of a tough sell even for admirers of Ralph Vaughan Williams and other British composers of the middle 20th century. Although he was not really a Christian, most of his music is religious. But the pomp and circumstance of British music of the period is undercut by a sort of severity derived from Howells' study of Renaissance choral music and earlier English cathedral traditions. This collection of pieces, many of them quite obscure, is really beautifully performed and probably offers as ...

Herbert Howells: Requiem 2012, Hyperion

UPC: 034571179148

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