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Finzi Singers: Howells / Stevens

Song NameComposer
Mass in the Doriam Mode:Herbert Howells
I KyrieHerbert Howells
II Gloria in ExcelsisHerbert Howells
III CredoHerbert Howells
IV SanctusHerbert Howells
V BenedictusHerbert Howells
VI OsannaHerbert Howells
VII Agnus Dei IHerbert Howells
VIII Agnus Dei IIHerbert Howells
Salve ReginaHerbert Howells
O salutaris HostiaHerbert Howells
Sweeest of sweetsHerbert Howells
Come, my soulHerbert Howells
AntiphonHerbert Howells
Nunc dimittisHerbert Howells
Regina caeliHerbert Howells
Mass for Double Choir:Bernard Sevens
I Kyrie eleisonBernard Sevens
II GloriaBernard Sevens
III SanctusBernard Sevens
IV BenedictusBernard Sevens
V Agnus DeiBernard Sevens

Directed by Paul Spicer

In a series focusing on sacred 20th century choral works of British composers, the 20-strong mixed choral group The Finzi Singers, founded and directed by Paul Spicer, have presented some brilliant works by relatively unknown composers. Herbert Howells, described as "the central composer for the 20th century Anglican liturgy," is hardly unknown, but here are early works for the church that were believed lost up until very recently. Included are 15 of Howells' songs, including the 8 soaring movements of "Mass in the Dorian Mode, "Salve Regina," "O salutaris Hostia," "Sweetest of Sweets," "Come My Soul," "Antiphon," Nunc dimittis" and Regina caili," Following are works by Bernard Stevens, like Howells, closely associated with the Royal College of Music. The 5 movements of his 1939 "Mass for Double Choir," "Kyrie eleison," "Gloria," "Sanctus," "Benedictus" and "Agnus Dei" are striking works by a brilliant composer whose works are under-performed and under-recognized today. The Finzi Singers are one of the best church choirs we've heard, and they have recorded a very special CD. The extensive liner notes have all lyrics and information about the composers.

Item code: 6875C | 1 CD | $15.98 |add item to cart
Choral | Primarily a cappella | Mixed | England
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