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Howells: Missa Sabrinensis & Michael Fanfare / Hill, Bach Choir, BBC Concert Orchestra

Release Date: 05/15/2020 
Label:  Hyperion   Catalog #: 68294  
Composer:  Herbert Howells
Performer:  Helena DixChristine RiceBenjamin HulettRoderick Williams
Conductor:  David Hill
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bach ChoirBBC Concert Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

It was The Bach Choir (under Sir David Willcocks) which played an important role in helping rehabilitate the Missa Sabrinensis, and this fine recording with David Hill marks a significant new chapter in the work’s performance history.



If you are a Howells admirer but have yet to invest in a recording of Missa Sabrinensis the Hill disc is a clear front runner. David Hill presents a different view of Missa Sabrinensis to that of Gennady Rozhdestvensky and whilst that pioneering version still has a place in any Howells collection, this newcomer offers an even better performance and a more convincing interpretation. The Hyperion sound is very good and Jonathan Clinch’s notes, which
Read more include some of Howells’ own thoughts on the work, are invaluable.

– MusicWeb International

Howell’s Missa Sabrinensis is a masterpiece, its true genius revealed in this exceptionally sensitive performance, recorded so lucidly that it defies its reputation for being difficult to perform. This is essential listening for anyone into Howells and the true greatness of his work.

– Opera Today Read less

Works on This Recording

Missa sabrinensis by Herbert Howells
Performer:  Helena Dix (Soprano), Christine Rice (Mezzo Soprano), Benjamin Hulett (Tenor),
Roderick Williams (Baritone)
Conductor:  David Hill
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bach Choir,  BBC Concert Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1954; England 
All my hope on God is founded by Herbert Howells
Conductor:  David Hill
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bach Choir,  BBC Concert Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 

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