Howells: Choral Works

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All Music Guide - James Leonard
These two discs from the early '90s of Herbert Howells' choral music include everything he wrote either sacred or secular for chorus a cappella or with organ accompaniment. The works range from large-scale masterpieces like the "Mass in the Dorian Mode" and the "Requiem" through small-scale masterpieces like "The House of the Mind" and "Take Him, Earth, for Cherishing," to exquisite miniatures "Salve Regina" and "Thee Will I Love." The uniformly excellent performances by the Finzi Singers led by Paul Spicer range from unutterably poignant through the incredibly sensuous to the ineffably sublime. For those already familiar with Howells' choral-orchestral masterpieces -- ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Leonard
These two discs from the early '90s of Herbert Howells' choral music include everything he wrote either sacred or secular for chorus a cappella or with organ accompaniment. The works range from large-scale masterpieces like the "Mass in the Dorian Mode" and the "Requiem" through small-scale masterpieces like "The House of the Mind" and "Take Him, Earth, for Cherishing," to exquisite miniatures "Salve Regina" and "Thee Will I Love." The uniformly excellent performances by the Finzi Singers led by Paul Spicer range from unutterably poignant through the incredibly sensuous to the ineffably sublime. For those already familiar with Howells' choral-orchestral masterpieces -- the "Hymnus Paradisi," "Missa Sabrinensis," and "Stabat Mater" -- no more needs be said. For those not already familiar with Howells' music, imagine ecstatic melodies, modal harmonies, earthy rhythms, and voluptuous textures -- in other words, imagine Vaughan Williams' music but sexier -- and you'll have some idea of what to expect. Those who might reasonably fear that Chandos' trademark big, colorful, and very vivid sound might be too big, colorful, and vivid for Howells' less monumental choral works can relax: throughout, the Finzi Singers sound ideally balanced between here and eternity.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/25/2006
  • Label: Chandos
  • UPC: 095115243428
  • Catalog Number: 24134
  • Sales rank: 255,706

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Te Deum ("For the Church of St. Mary, Redcliffe, Bristol") - Herbert Howells & Sophie Daneman (10:59)
    Composed byHerbert Howells
    Performed bySophie Daneman, Finzi Singers, Carys-Anne Lane, Andrew Wickens
  2. 2 Even Such Is Time, for chorus - Herbert Howells & Finzi Singers (5:48)
    Composed byHerbert Howells
    Performed byFinzi Singers
  3. 3 The Summer is Coming, for chorus - Herbert Howells & Anna Crookes (7:37)
    Composed byHerbert Howells
    Performed byAnna Crookes, Finzi Singers, Carys-Anne Lane
  4. 4 Work(s) for chorus: Nunc Dimittis - Herbert Howells & Finzi Singers (3:13)
    Composed byHerbert Howells
    Performed byFinzi Singers, Rachel Wheatley
  5. 5 The House of the Mind, motet for chorus & organ - Herbert Howells & Joseph Beaumont (10:04)
    Composed byHerbert Howells
    Performed byFinzi Singers
  6. 6–7 Two Madrigals, for chorus - Herbert Howells & Austin Dobson (7:52)
    Composed byHerbert Howells
    Performed byFinzi Singers
    1. 6In Youth Is Pleasure
    2. 7Before Me, Careless Lying
  7. 8 Salve Regina, for chorus - Herbert Howells & Marianne Cotterill (4:41)
    Composed byHerbert Howells
    Performed byMarianne Cotterill, Finzi Singers
  8. 9–16 Mass in the Dorian Mode, for chorus - Herbert Howells & Andrew Carwood (22:33)
    Composed byHerbert Howells
    Performed byAndrew Carwood, Finzi Singers, Simon Preece, William Purefoy, Rachel Wheatley
    1. 9 Kyrie
    2. 10 Gloria
    3. 11 Credo
    4. 12 Sanctus
    5. 13 Benedictus
    6. 14 Osanna
    7. 15 Agnus Dei 1
    8. 16 Agnus Dei 2
  9. 17 God Is Gone Up, for chorus & organ - Herbert Howells & Finzi Singers (6:32)
    Composed byHerbert Howells
    Performed byFinzi Singers
Disc 2
  1. 1 Here Is the Little Door, carol-anthem for chorus - Herbert Howells & Frances Chesterton (3:16)
    Composed byHerbert Howells
    Performed byFinzi Singers, James Oxley
  2. 2 Sing Lullaby, carol-anthem for chorus - Herbert Howells & Finzi Singers (3:21)
    Composed byHerbert Howells
    Performed byFinzi Singers, James Oxley
  3. 3 A Spotless Rose, for chorus - Herbert Howells & Finzi Singers (3:19)
    Composed byHerbert Howells
    Performed byFinzi Singers, James Oxley
  4. 4 Sweetest of Sweets, for chorus - Herbert Howells & Andrew Carwood (5:22)
    Composed byHerbert Howells
    Performed byAndrew Carwood, Finzi Singers, Nicola-Jane Kemp
  5. 5 Haec Dies, for chorus - Herbert Howells & Finzi Singers (2:43)
    Composed byHerbert Howells
    Performed byFinzi Singers
  6. 6 Regina Coeli, for chorus - Herbert Howells & Finzi Singers (3:31)
    Composed byHerbert Howells
    Performed byFinzi Singers
  7. 7 Long, Long Ago, for chorus - Herbert Howells & John Buxton (5:13)
    Composed byHerbert Howells
    Performed byFinzi Singers
  8. 8 Sequence for St Michael, A, motet for soprano, tenor, chorus & organ - Herbert Howells & Harry Bicket (12:01)
    Composed byHerbert Howells
    Performed byFinzi Singers, Susan Gritton, Mark Milhofer
  9. 9 Antiphon, for chorus - Herbert Howells & Finzi Singers (4:11)
    Composed byHerbert Howells
    Performed byFinzi Singers
  10. 10–15 Requiem, for soprano, 2 tenors, bass & chorus - Herbert Howells & John Bernays (21:03)
    Composed byHerbert Howells
    Performed byJohn Bernays, Finzi Singers, Susan Gritton, Nicholas Hadleigh-Wilson, William Missin
    1. 10 Salvatore mundi
    2. 11 Psalm 23
    3. 12 Requiem aeternam (1)
    4. 13 Psalm 121
    5. 14 Requiem aeternam (2)
    6. 15 I heard a voice from heaven
  11. 16 Take Him, Earth, for Cherishing, motet on the death of President Kennedy for chorus - Herbert Howells & Finzi Singers (8:59)
    Composed byHerbert Howells
    Performed byFinzi Singers, Carys-Anne Lane
  12. 17 Thee Will I Love, for chorus - Herbert Howells & Robert Bridges (5:43)
    Composed byHerbert Howells
    Performed byFinzi Singers
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Paul Spicer Primary Artist
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