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Herbert Howells

1892-1983 GB, Lydney
Composer of Classical
A.k.a. Herbert Norman Howells

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.

  • Classical
  • Folk
  • World
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Requiem: Salvator mundi on Howells: Requiem / Take Him, Earth, for Cherishing by Herbert Howells
Requiem aeternam (1) on Howells: Requiem / Take Him, Earth, for Cherishing by Herbert Howells
All my hope on God is founded (Michael: A Fanfare Setting) on Best Loved Hymns by Choir of King's College, Cambridge & Stephen Cleobury
Requiem: Salvator Mundi on Requiem - Howells & Pizzetti: Requiems / Whitacre, Grantham, Paulus & Gilkyson by Craig Hella Johnson & Conspirare
Requiem: Requiem aeternam I on Requiem - Howells & Pizzetti: Requiems / Whitacre, Grantham, Paulus & Gilkyson by Craig Hella Johnson & Conspirare
Requiem: Psalm 23 on Howells: Requiem / Take Him, Earth, for Cherishing by Herbert Howells
All My Hope on God Is Founded on Choral Evensong from Truro Cathedral by Truro Cathedral Choir, Henry Doughty & David Briggs
A Spotless Rose on Spotless Rose - Hymns to the Virgin Mary by Charles Bruffy & Phoenix Chorale
Like as the Hart on A New Heaven by The Sixteen & Harry Christophers
A Spotless Rose on A Spotless Rose by Gabrieli & Paul McCreesh

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Title Artist Year Type
Songs Of EnglandHenry Purcell, Thomas Morley, Thomas Arne, Herbert Howells, Roger Quilter, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Jennifer Vyvyan, Norma Procter2017Compil.
RequiemsMaurice Duruflé & Herbert Howells, The St. Thomas Choir Of Men And Boys2017Album
Music For ClavichordHerbert Howells, Julian Perkins2017Album
English Music For Oboe And PianoEdmund Rubbra, York Bowen, Benjamin Britten, Herbert Howells, Marika Lombardi, Nathalie Dang2017Album
The Argo Organ Recordings: 20th Century Organ MusicSimon Preston, Paul Hindemith, Peter Maxwell Davies, Sir Edward Elgar, Kenneth Leighton, Frank Bridge, Herbert Howells, Sir Michael Tippett, Benjamin Britten2017Compil.
Collegium RegaleHerbert Howells, The Choir Of Trinity College Of Cambridge, Stephen Layton2016Album
Choral MusicHerbert Howells, Wells Cathedral Choir, Malcolm Archer2014Album
Stabat Mater - Te Deum - Sine NomineHerbert Howells - Benjamin Hulett, Alison Hill, The Bach Choir, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, David Hill2014Album
RequiemHerbert Howells, The Choir Of Trinity College Of Cambridge, Stephen Layton2012Album
A Sequence For Saint Michael / Requiem / Take Him, Earth, For Cherishing / Te Deum LaudamusHerbert Howells2012Album
The Winchester Service And Other Late WorksHerbert Howells, Winchester Cathedral Choir, Andrew Lumsden2011Album
RequiemConspirare, Herbert Howells, Eric Whitacre & Ildebrando Pizzetti, Craig Hella Johnson2009Album
Boult Conducts: Butterworth, Howells, Hadley, WarlockSir Adrian Boult, George Butterworth, Herbert Howells, Peter Warlock, Patrick Hadley, The London Philharmonic Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra2007Compil.
Hymnus ParadisiHerbert Howells - Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, David Hill2007Album
Viola Concerto In A Minor - Suite for Viola And Orchestra - Elegy - Viola Concerto in C MinorSir William Walton, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Herbert Howells, York Bowen, Helen Callus, The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Marc Taddei2006Album
Organ MusicHerbert Howells – Robert Costin2006Album
Hear My Prayer (Hymns And Anthems)Sir Edward Elgar • Charles Villiers Stanford • Gerald Finzi • Herbert Howells • Henry Purcell - Karina Gauvin • Matthew Larkin • Choir Of St John's, Elora • Noel Edison2006Album
Bach ArrangementsAngela Hewitt, Johann Sebastian Bach Transcriptions By Myra Hess, Wilhelm Kempff, Harriet Cohen, Lord Berners, Herbert Howells, Sir William Walton, John Ireland, Mary Howe, Eugen D'Albert, Harold Bauer2001Album
Piano Concerto No. 1 • Piano Concerto No. 2 • PenguinskiHerbert Howells - Howard Shelley2000Album
Psalms For The SoulHerbert Howells, Charles Villiers Stanford, Charles Hubert Hastings Parry, Herbert Sumsion, Lennox Berkeley, David Willcocks2000Album
Requiem • Take Him, Earth, For Cherishing (And Other Choral Works)Herbert Howells, St. John's College Choir, Christopher Robinson, Iain Farrington1999Album
Riverside '97Timothy Smith, Johann Sebastian Bach, Charles-Marie Widor, Joseph Jongen, Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Sir Edward Elgar, Marcel Dupré, Herbert Howells1997Album
Orchestral Works - Volume 2Herbert Howells, Yvonne Kenny, Lydia Mordkovitch, The London Symphony Orchestra, Richard Hickox1997Album
Choral WorksHerbert Howells, The Finzi Singers, Paul Spicer1996Album
Orchestral Works - Volume 1Herbert Howells – Moray Welsh, The London Symphony Orchestra, Richard Hickox1995Album
Missa SabrinensisHerbert Howells : Gennadi Rozhdestvensky / The London Symphony Orchestra & London Symphony Chorus1995Album
Cathedral ClassicsDale Warland Singers - Frank Martin · Samuel Barber · Gregorio Allegri · Herbert Howells1994Album
Requiem / MassHerbert Howells, Frank Martin1994Album
Music For StringsHerbert Howells, City Of London Sinfonia, Richard Hickox1993Album
English Organ Music 2Sir Edward Elgar • Charles Hubert Hastings Parry • Herbert Howells • Percy Whitlock • Ralph Vaughan Williams • Herbert Sumsion - Donald Hunt1993Album
Music For Violin And PianoHerbert Howells - Paul Barritt, Catherine Edwards1993Album
Mass In The Dorian Mode / Mass For Double ChoirHerbert Howells, Bernard Stevens, The Finzi Singers, Paul Spicer1992Album
The Sound Of St. John'sSir Michael Tippett, Herbert Howells, Robin Orr, Jean Langlais, Alun Hoddinott, St. John's College Choir, George Guest1992Album
Piano Concerto No 2 / Concerto For Strings / Three DancesHerbert Howells, Kathryn Stott, Malcolm Stewart, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Vernon Handley1992Album
Hymnus Paradisi / An English MassHerbert Howells, Julie Kennard, John Mark Ainsley, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir, Vernon Handley1992Album
A Celebration Of Herbert HowellsHerbert Howells, The King's College Choir Of Cambridge, Stephen Cleobury1992Album
Hymnus Paradisi / Chichester PsalmsHerbert Howells / Leonard Bernstein1992Album
Psalm-Preludes & RhapsodiesHerbert Howells, Christopher Dearnley1990Album
The St Paul's Service (And Other Music By Herbert Howells)Herbert Howells - St. Paul's Cathedral Choir, Christopher Dearnley, John Scott1988Album
In Gloucestershire / Three Rhapsodies For String QuartetHerbert Howells, Sir George Dyson, Divertimenti1986Album
Music For Oboe And PianoHerbert Howells / Edmund Rubbra / Sir Hamilton Harty - Sarah Francis, Peter Dickinson1986Album
King's College Choir Sing Vaughan Williams & HowellsRalph Vaughan Williams, Herbert Howells, The King's College Choir Of Cambridge, David Willcocks1986Album
Sumsion • Howells • FinziHerbert Sumsion • Herbert Howells • Gerald Finzi - Choir Of Worcester Cathedral / The Donald Hunt Singers1983Album
Requiem & Take Him, Earth, For Cherishing / Mass In G Minor & Te Deum In GHerbert Howells / Ralph Vaughan Williams - Corydon Singers, Matthew Best1983Album
Songs Of Herbert Howells & C.W. OrrHerbert Howells, C. W. Orr, Philip Langridge, Bruce Ogston, Eric Parkin1980Album
The Complete Organ Works Of Herbert Howells: Volume 2Herbert Howells - Robert Weddle, Richard Galloway1977Album
The Complete Organ Works Of Herbert HowellsHerbert Howells, Michael Nicholas1976Album
Wells Cathedral OrganDieterich Buxtehude, Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck, Louis-Nicolas Clérambault, Johann Sebastian Bach, Jean Langlais, Herbert Howells, Olivier Messiaen - David Ponsford1976Album
Quartet In A Minor Op.21 / Fantasy String Quartet Op.25 / Rhapsodic Quintet Op.31Herbert Howells - Richards Piano Quartet, Richards Ensemble With Thea King1975Album
Music For Strings (1935) / Concerto For String Orchestra (1938)Arthur Bliss, Herbert Howells, The London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Adrian Boult1974Album
Hymnus ParadisiHerbert Howells1972Album
Christmas Music From Westminster AbbeyBenjamin Britten, Herbert Howells, John Joubert, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Peter Warlock - The Choir Of Westminster Abbey, Douglas Guest, Simon Preston1967Album
Church MusicHerbert Howells, The King's College Choir Of Cambridge, David Willcocks1967Album
Twentieth Century Church MusicSt. John's College Choir Director George Guest, Edward C. Bairstow, Benjamin Britten, Herbert Howells, John Ireland, Robin Orr, Sir Michael Tippett, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Sir William Walton1963Album
The Exon SingersTomás Luis De Victoria, Maurice Duruflé, Herbert Howells, The Exon Singers, Christopher TolleyAlbum
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