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.
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Hyperion Records CDA67914
The Choir of Trinity College Cambridge
Simon Bland, Jeremy Cole (Organ Scholars)
Stephen Layton (Conductor)