Howells - Requiem
Recorded 1-3 and 4-7 July 2011. Released April 2012.
WINNER – GRAMOPHONE AWARDS 2012
BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE – CHORAL & SONG DISC OF THE MONTH
MUSIC WEB INTERNATIONAL – DISC OF THE MONTH
CLASSIC FM – DISC OF THE WEEK
★★★★★ THE DAILY TELEGRAPH
“The Choir of Trinity College Cambridge is ideally pure and full in tone… this is a perfect disc of its kind” – Gramophone Magazine
This widely-acclaimed album presents Herbert Howells’ two great musical memorials. ‘Take him, earth, for cherishing’ was a major public commission for the Washington Memorial Service for US President John F. Kennedy. The ‘Requiem’, by contrast, is a deeply personal work rooted in the composer’s own griefs which Howells only consented to publish near the end of his life in 1980.
Hyperion Records CDA67914
The Choir of Trinity College Cambridge
Simon Bland, Jeremy Cole (Organ Scholars)
Stephen Layton (Conductor)