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.
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.
Te Deum and Jubilate "Collegium Regale"by Herbert Howells Performer:
Owain Park (Organ)
Choir of Trinity College
Period: 20th Century Written: 1944; England
A Unique VoiceMay 18, 2016By 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