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HOWELLS, Herbert Norman - Composers

   Found CDs: 31

Composer: HOWELLS, Herbert Norman ((1892-1983))

Music for an Island - Eden Stell Guitar Duo

Music for an Island - Eden Stell Guitar Duo
ID: BGS117
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Instrumental
Subcollection: Guitar

(CD also has CDROM bonus footage with movie)

The prize winning Eden Stell Guitar Duo take a new direction with the release of their CD ‘MUSIC FOR AN ISLAND’ BGS117. The Duo’s passion for performance innovation has resulted in a finely crafted and synchronised multimedia concert of music and images inspired by landscapes and locations from around the UK.
The diverse programme covers the length and breadth of the British Isles from the Orkney Isles to the seaside promenade of Eastbourne, taking in the Holy Island of Lindisfarne, leafy Sherwood Forest, and the Beatles’ Liverpool along the way.
12.00 eur Buy

PHOENIX - Emily Pailthorpe, oboe and English Chamber Orchestra

PHOENIX - Emily Pailthorpe, oboe and English Chamber Orchestra
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Chamber Music
Subcollection: Chamber Orchestra

Paul Patterson’s Phoenix Concerto gives solo oboist Emily Pailthorpe the character of the mythical Phoenix Firebird itself: mercurial, sensuous, mesmerising and captivating.

Commissioned by David Bowerman and first performed in 2009, this is the world premiere recording. Patterson writes “The fire, passion and power of the Phoenix are very present in the outer movements of this piece, with the last movement filled with mesmerising dance-rhythms. The oboe’s unparalleled ability to recreate the feel of exotic birgsong is showcased in the opening cadenza and central slow movement.”

Alongside this new work is Vaughan Williams’ beloved Concerto in A minor for Oboe and Strings, composed for another great exponent of the oboe, Leon Goossens, in 1944. Although superficially a work of pastoral serenity and bucolic piping for the soloist, there are undercurrents that remind the listener that it was composed in wartime.

The Howells Oboe Sonata is another world premiere, here in a new orchestration by Benjamin Wallfisch for strings with harp, played by Hugh Webb. In its original incarnation (not heard until after the composer’s death in 1982, and with heavily orchestral piano writing) the work presented problems to its dedicatee, again Goosens, who said he had „serious reservations“.

Of this new arrangement, however, Pailthorpe says: “I feel liberated… I can float my sound over the breadth of the ECO strings, and the harp texture is wonderful...”. She adds: “The Howells and the Vaughan Williams, both written in the early 1940’s, arise from the ashes of World War II and, in this sense, they seem fitting to include on this “Phoenix” CD.

Founder member of acclaimed chamber ensemble Conchord, Emily Pailthorpe is a graduate of the Julliard School and the youngest ever winner of the Gillet International Oboe Competition. She made her solo Wigmore debut in 2004 and guests as principal oboe with several leading international orchestras.
13.00 eur Temporarily out of stock

Hodie - An English Christmas Collection- Music by Howells, Britten, Warlock, Tavener, Leighton

Hodie - An English Christmas Collection- Music by Howells, Britten, Warlock, Tavener, Leighton
ID: COR16004
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Subcollection: Choir

13.00 eur Buy

The Christmas Collection - Three of The Sixteen’s much-loved Christmas

The Christmas Collection - Three of The Sixteen’s much-loved Christmas
ID: COR16054
CDs: 3
Type: CD
Collection: Choral Collection
Subcollection: Christmas Music

The perfect gift for Christmas - three of The Sixteen’s most celebrated festive CDs in a Boxset. From medieval carols with fiddles, harps and drums to the traditional carols we know and love, this collection includes favourite twentieth century English carols.
27.00 eur Buy

Choral Evensong From Tewkesbury Abbey - C. Etherington, organ

Choral Evensong From Tewkesbury Abbey - C. Etherington, organ
ID: DCD34019
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Choral Collection
Subcollection: Choral and Organ

For 32 years the Abbey School Choir sang daily evensong in Tewkesbury Abbey and one of their final services was captured for posterity by Delphian. In this recording swansong, the choir offers a treasurable memento of a uniquely English Office; complete with lessons and prayers, this sumptuous tapestry of Anglican jewels also includes the first recording of Gabriel Jackson’s refulgent new setting of the Evening Canticles. Reborn as Tewkesbury Abbey Schola Cantorum, the choir was immediately signed by Delphian and has embarked on a series of much-lauded recordings.

Alcock, W G:
Psalm 91 'Whoso dwelleth under the defence of the Most High'

Pieces (6): Master Tallis's Testament
Collegium Regale: Te Deum

Jackson, Gabriel:
Tewkesbury Service: Magnificat - premiere recording
Second Lesson (1 Corinthians 13)
Tewkesbury Service: Nunc Dimittis - premiere recording

Peterson, M:
Psalm 131
First Lesson (Isaiah 6: 1-8)

Statham, H:
Responses and Collects

Sancte Deus

Vaughan Williams:
Valiant for Truth
The day thou gavest (St Clement)

Vierne, L:
Toccata in B flat minor

Carleton Etherington (organ)
The Abbey School Choir, Tewkesbury, Benjamin Nicholas (director)
12.00 eur Buy

The Three Kings - Music for Christmas from Tewkesbury Abbey

The Three Kings - Music for Christmas from Tewkesbury Abbey
ID: DCD34047
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Christmas Music

In the vast, echoing space of their Mediaeval home the boys and men of Tewkesbury Abbey Schola Cantorum celebrate the awe and mystery of Christmas, ushering in the birth of the Christchild with a sequence of carols from the last two centuries that combines familiar names with offerings from some of today's foremost composers.

Track listing

1. The Magi *
Gabriel Jackson (b. 1962)

2. Lux Aurumque
Eric Whitacre (b. 1970)

3. Lullay, dear Jesus
Arnold Bax (1883-1953)

4. The Word Made Flesh
Philip Wilby (b. 1949)

5. The Kings
Peter Cornelius (1869-1953)

6. The Virgin’s Slumber Song
Max Reger (1873-1916)

7. Welcome, Yule!
C. Hubert H. Parry (1848-1918)

8. There is no rose of such virtue
John Joubert (b. 1927)

9. Quem pastores laudavere
James Bassi (b. 1961)

10. La Nativité
Jean Langlais (1907-1991)

11. O, my deir hert (Cradle Song)
Herbert Howells (1892-1983)

12. I wonder as I wander
Carl Rütti (b. 1949)

13. Thou whose birth *
Gabriel Jackson

14. When Christ was born of Mary free *
C. Hubert H. Parry

15. The Three Kings
Jonathan Dove (b. 1959)

16. God is with us (A Christmas Proclamation)
John Tavener (b. 1944)

17. Vom Himmel Hoch (Toccata-Prelude IV)
Garth Edmondson (1900-1971)

Total playing time: [66:02]

* world premiere recordings
12.00 eur Temporarily out of stock

Organs of Edinburgh - Foreword by Alexander McCall Smith

Organs of Edinburgh  - Foreword by Alexander McCall Smith
ID: DCD34100
CDs: 4
Collection: Organ Collection
Subcollection: Organ

Various Artists

Edinburgh's churches and concert halls are home to a rich variety of pipe organs. Open this lavishly-scaled book (30cm x 27cm) and step into a world of glorious architecture and fascinating history. In amongst these 100 pages twenty-two of the city's most notable instruments and their venues are surveyed in full colour. Meanwhile 12 illustrious players - all with deep-rooted Edinburgh connections - demonstrate the full range and versatility of these instruments on the four accompanying CDs. The full gamut of the repertoire is here, and Edinburgh's organs have the voices to match. Isn't it time to lift the veil from some of the closest-guarded treasures of one of the world's great cities? Only 2,000 numbered copies will ever be made available; demand for these is very high, so please place your order early to avoid dissapointment.

Track Listing:


Usher Hall - John Kitchen
1 Percy Whitlock (1903-1946) Sonata in C minor - i. Grave
2 Alfred Hollins (1865-1942), Evening Rest

St Cuthbert’s Parish Church - Thomas Laing-Reilly
3 Eugène Gigout (1844-1925) Grand Choeur dialogué (no 6 from Six Pièces)
4 Jean Langlais (1907-1991) Méditation (no 4 from Suite Médiévale, Op
5 Louis Vierne (1870-1937) Carillon de Westminster (no 6 from Pièces de Fantaisie, Op 54)

Palmerston Place Church - Andrew Caskie
6 Dieterich Buxtehude (c.1637-1707) toccata in F, BuxWV157
7 George Baker (b. 1951) Berceuse Paraphrase
8 William Mathias (1934-1992) Fanfare

St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral - Duncan Ferguson
9 Herbert Howells (1892-1983) Master Tallis’s Testament (no 3 from Six Pieces)
10 Kenneth Leighton (1929-1988) Fantasy 5 ‘Veni Emmanuel’ (from Six Fantasies on Hymn Tunes, Op 72)
11 Maurice Duruflé (1902-1986) Choral varié (from Prélude, adagio et choral varié sur le thème de ‘Veni Creator’, Op 4)

Freemasons’ Hall - Timothy Byram-Wigfield
12 Judith Bingham (b. 1952) St Bride, assisted by angels

Total playing time [78:42]


Freemasons’ Hall - Timothy Byram-Wigfield
1 W. Battison Haynes (1859-1900) introduction and Variations on a Ground Bass

St Andrew’s and St George’s West Parish Church, George Street - Michael Harris
2 Johann Ludwig Krebs (1713-1780) Fantasia sopra ‘Herr Jesu Christ, dich zu uns wend’
3 Johann Christian Heinrich Rinck (1770-1846), Six Variations on a theme of Corelli, Op 56

Broughton St Mary’s Parish Church - John Kitchen
4 C. Hubert H. Parry (1848-1918) Elegy for April 7, 1913
5 Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847) Prelude and Fugue in d minor, Op 37 no 3

St Thomas’ Junction Road Parish Church, Leith - Peter Backhouse
6 Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924) Prelude in F (no 1 from Six Short Preludes and Postludes, Set 1, Op 101)
7 Edward Bairstow (1874-1946) Evening Song
8 Charles Villiers Stanford Postlude in G minor (no 2 from Six Short Preludes and Postludes, Set 1, Op 101)

Pilrig St Paul’s Church - Andrew Caskie
9 Josef Rheinberger (1839-1901) Organ Sonata no 7 in F minor, Op 127 - i. Allegro non troppo
10 George Thalben-Ball (1896-1987) Elegy in F (no 11 from A Little Organ Book in memory of Hubert Parry)

St Mary’s Metropolitan Cathedral - Simon Nieminski
11 Charles-Marie Widor (1844-1937) Organ Symphony no 6 in G minor, Op 42 - i. Allegro
12 Giles Swayne (b. 1946) Mr Bach’s Bottle Bank

Total playing time [74:19]


Canongate Kirk - Nicholas Wearne
1 Niels Christian Rasmussen (b. 1950) Variationer og modspil
2 Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) Ach bleib bei uns, Herr Jesu Christ, BWV649

St Giles’ Cathedral - Michael Harris
3 César Franck (1822-1890) Pièce Héroïque (No 3 from Trois Pièces)
4 J.S. Bach, Meine Seele erhebt den Herrn, BWV648
5 Kenneth Leighton, Paean Royal Order of Scotland - Nicholas Wearne
6 John Stanley (1712-1786) Voluntary No 3 in D minor (from Ten Voluntaries, Op 7)
7 Eddie McGuire (b. 1948), Ae Fond Kist recorded premiere, commissioned by Paul Baxter with support from the Scottish Arts Council

Reid Concert Hall, University of Edinburgh - Nicholas Wearne
8 Dieterich Buxtehude Te Deum laudamus, BuxWV218

McEwan Hall, University of Edinburgh - Michael Bonaventure
9 Judith Weir (b. 1954) Wild Mossy Mountains
10 Avril Anderson (b. 1953) Repetitive Strain

Enharmonic Chamber Organ, Laigh Room, St Cecilia’s Hall - John Kitchen
11 Thomas Tomkins (1572-1656) Voluntary
12 attrib. Benjamin Cosyn (c.1570-1653) [Voluntary]
13 James Nares (1715-1783) Introduction and Fugue in A minor/major

Total playing time [76:20]


Home of John Kitchen - John Kitchen 1 Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (1562-1621) Variations on ‘Est-ce mars?’

Morningside Parish Church - Morley Whitehead
2 Herbert Murrill (1909-1952) Postlude on a Ground
3 Michael Christian Festing (1705-1752), transcr. G. Thalben-Ball Largo, Allegro, Aria and Two Variations
4 César Franck, Andantino in G minor

Reid Memorial Church -- Roger Fisher
5 Engelbert Humperdinck (1854-1921), arr. W. Creser, ed. Fisher Overture to Hänsel und Gretel
6 Peter Warlock (1894-1930), transcr. R. Fisher Pieds en l’air (from Capriol Suite)
7 Alfred Hollins, Maytime Gavotte

St Michael’s Parish Church, Inveresk - Peter Backhouse
8 Henry Smart (1813-1879) Postlude in D
9 Francis Jackson (b. 1917) Prelude on ‘East Acklam’ (No 4 from Five Preludes on English Hymn Tunes, Op 60)

Loretto School - Michael Bonaventure
10 John McCabe (b. 1939) Dies Resurrectionis
11 Graham Fitkin (b. 1963), Organ

St Mary’s Episcopal Church, Dalkeith - John Kitchen
12 Samuel Wesley (1766-1837) Air (No 8 of Twelve Short Pieces)
13 Samuel Wesley Gavotte (No 9 of Twelve Short Pieces)
14 Felix Mendelssohn Theme and Variations in D
15 Samuel Wesley Full Organ with the Trumpet (No 13 [sic] of Twelve Short Pieces)

Total playing time [74:19]
45.00 eur Buy

English Piano Music (Gurney, Elgar, Howells) - Alan Gravill, Jeremy Fisell

English Piano Music (Gurney, Elgar, Howells)  - Alan Gravill, Jeremy Fisell
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Chamber Music
Subcollection: Piano

Originally recorded for Gamut in 1990 and 1994, these recordings of unusual piano repertoire are now available on CD for the first time in 20 years -a must have for piano music enthusiasts!
12.00 eur Buy

Favourite Hymns From Wells Cathedral - Malcolm Archer

Favourite Hymns From Wells Cathedral - Malcolm Archer
ID: GCCD4010
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Choral Collection
Subcollection: Cathedral Choir

20 hymns from another key English Cathedral
12.00 eur Buy

Salisbury Sound - Salisbury Cathedral Organ, organist David Halls

Salisbury Sound - Salisbury Cathedral Organ, organist David Halls
ID: GCCD4038
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Organ Collection
Subcollection: Choral and Organ

New organ recital featuring nice variety from the Henry Willis organ / David Halls
On the Father Willis Organ
David Halls includes his own rousing version of “Liberty Bell” (Monty Python BBC theme), a lively jig by John Gardner and Fenby’s arrangement of Delius’ “First Cuckoo” is another familiar lighter theme.
12.00 eur Temporarily out of stock

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