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Howells: The Winchester Service / Lumsden, Winchester Cathedral Choir


Release Date: 06/14/2011 
Label:  Hyperion   Catalog #: 67853   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Herbert Howells
Performer:  Simon Bell
Conductor:  Andrew Lumsden
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Winchester Cathedral Choir
Number of Discs: 1 
Length: 1 Hours 8 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Hyperion’s previous recordings with Winchester Cathedral Choir are among the jewels in its choral collection. Now the label begins a new relationship with this ancient foundation and its latest director of music, Andrew Lumsden. Their new disc features a composer who was at the centre of the English twentieth-century choral tradition.

Herbert Howells’ is a unique and distinctive voice in church music and it is his lyrical anthem Like as the hart and his compositions of the 1940s and 50s for which he is most known and celebrated. However, his late works are equal in beauty and intensity and it is these that are featured on this superb recording. They are often over-looked as a result of their difficulty but Winchester
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The Winchester Service, written in 1969, has its roots in plainchant and demonstrates the composer’s chromatic sophistication and the incredible depth of his harmonic palette. The choir display a clear affinity with the composer. They perform with sensitivity and precision and their glorious sound is quintessentially English.
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Works on This Recording

1.
Exultate Deo by Herbert Howells
Conductor:  Andrew Lumsden
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Winchester Cathedral Choir
2.
Thee will I love by Herbert Howells
Conductor:  Andrew Lumsden
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Winchester Cathedral Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
3.
The fear of the Lord by Herbert Howells
Conductor:  Andrew Lumsden
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Winchester Cathedral Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
4.
Te Deum laudamus by Herbert Howells
Conductor:  Andrew Lumsden
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Winchester Cathedral Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
5.
Rhapsody for Organ no 4 in C major by Herbert Howells
Performer:  Simon Bell (Organ)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1958; England 
6.
Magnificat and Nunc dimittis "Winchester" by Herbert Howells
Conductor:  Andrew Lumsden
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Winchester Cathedral Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1967; England 
7.
Jubilate Deo by Herbert Howells
Conductor:  Andrew Lumsden
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Winchester Cathedral Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1967; England 
8.
Flourish for a Bidding by Herbert Howells
Performer:  Simon Bell (Organ)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
9.
Coventry Antiphon by Herbert Howells
Conductor:  Andrew Lumsden
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Winchester Cathedral Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
10.
Come my soul by Herbert Howells
Conductor:  Andrew Lumsden
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Winchester Cathedral Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1976; England 
11.
Antiphon by Herbert Howells
Conductor:  Andrew Lumsden
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Winchester Cathedral Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 

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