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Cambridge Singers
Stanford and Howells Sacred Music

Song NameComposer
Magnificat in GStanford
MagnificatHerbert Howells
Magnificat in B flatStanford
Nunc Dimittis in B flatStanford
O for a closer walkStanford
Like as the HartHerbert Howells
The fear of the LordHerbert Howells
Salvator mundiHerbert Howells
Psalm 2Herbert Howells
Requiem aeternamHerbert Howells
Psalm 121Herbert Howells
I Heard A Voice From HeavenHerbert Howells
When Mary thro' the garden wentStanford
Long, long agoHerbert Howells
Te Deum in CStanford
All My Hope on God is foundedHerbert Howells

Directed by John Rutter

This recording is a choral tribute to the sacred music of two visionary composers who, among their other achievements, made distinctive, lasting and much-cherished contributions to the musical repertory of the English Church. There are many links between Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924) and Herbert Howells (1892-1983), the most obvious being that from 1912 to 1916 Howells was one of Stanford's many composition students at the Royal College of Music in London, where Howells was himself later to teach composition for over fifty years. Both men were outstanding teachers, Stanford in particular being virtually father to a whole generation of British composers, including Vaughn Williams, Holst, Bridge, Butterworth, Bliss, Ireland and Gurney. With the exception of the Howells Requiem and the two sacred part-songs, the music heard on this recording was intended for use in the church, in the context of the Anglican liturgy. As such, much of it is familiar and well-loved within Anglican circles but all too little-known elsewhere. It deserves to be more widely appreciated on its own considerable merits.- John Rutter

Item code: 7024C | 1 CD | $15.98 add item to cart
Choral | A Cappella | Mixed | England

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