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Howells: Collegium Regale / Layton, Choir of Trinity College


Release Date: 04/01/2016 
Label:  Hyperion   Catalog #: 68105   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Herbert Howells
Performer:  Owain ParkJamie RobertsEleanor Kornas
Conductor:  Stephen Layton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Choir of Trinity College
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews



In spite of being a relative outsider, Herbert Howells provided the church with one of its greatest choral masterpieces. The Collegium Regale is truly one of the glories of the Anglican repertoire. Stephen Layton and his award-winning Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge recorded the "Coll Reg" in the glorious acoustics of Coventry Cathedral. The program also features a selection of other choral works including two of the composer's psalm settings.

-----Review:

This is a stunning recording in so many respects. Attention to dynamic detail, especially the hushed quality of the Magnificat, brings out the ethereal,
Read more not to say numinous character of this highly original miniature. The darker, modal hues of the Te Deum and Jubilate benefit from the lavish role of the Coventry Cathedral organ, while moments of more characteristic Anglican prayerfulness are shaped by Layton and the Trinity choir with true, intimate poetry.

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Works on This Recording

1.
Te Deum and Jubilate "Collegium Regale" by Herbert Howells
Performer:  Owain Park (Organ)
Conductor:  Stephen Layton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Choir of Trinity College
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1944; England 
2.
Magnificat and Nunc dimittis "Collegium Regale" by Herbert Howells
Performer:  Jamie Roberts (Tenor), Owain Park (Organ)
Conductor:  Stephen Layton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Choir of Trinity College
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1945; England 
3.
Psalm 122 by Herbert Howells
Performer:  Owain Park (Organ)
Conductor:  Stephen Layton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Choir of Trinity College
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
4.
I love all beauteous things by Herbert Howells
Performer:  Eleanor Kornas (Organ)
Conductor:  Stephen Layton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Choir of Trinity College
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1977 
5.
Office of Holy Communion "Collegium Regale" by Herbert Howells
Performer:  Eleanor Kornas (Organ)
Conductor:  Stephen Layton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Choir of Trinity College
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1956; England 
6.
Psalm 121 by Herbert Howells
Conductor:  Stephen Layton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Choir of Trinity College
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
7.
Behold, O God our defender by Herbert Howells
Performer:  Eleanor Kornas (Organ)
Conductor:  Stephen Layton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Choir of Trinity College
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1953; England 
8.
Rhapsodies (3) for Organ, Op. 17: no 1 in D flat major by Herbert Howells
Performer:  Owain Park (Organ)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1915; England 

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 A Unique Voice May 18, 2016 By Mark S. (Fort Mill, SC) See All My Reviews "Howells is a unique voice. This recording is lovely in every way, transcendent, powerful, joyful. Wonderful introduction to Howell's compositions, beautifully performed." Report Abuse
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