Receive a weekly collection of news, features and reviews
Deeply tinged by the English choral tradition, Howells’s music reflects a subtle and fastidious craftsman who was capable of a restrained, individual eloquence.
Howells studied with Stanford and Wood at the Royal College of Music, where he taught from 1920 almost to his death. He also succeeded Holst at St Paul’s Girls’ School (1932-62) and was professor of music at London University. His music is within an English diatonic tradition embracing Elgar, Walton and Vaughan Williams. The earlier works include two piano concertos and chamber pieces but most of his music is choral, including c15 anthems, a concert Requiem (later reused in Hymnus Paradisi, 1938, first performed 1950), Masses and motets, and some fine songs. Deeply tinged by the English choral tradition, Howells’s music reflects a subtle and fastidious craftsman who was capable of a restrained, individual eloquence.
◦ 13 issues per year
◦ 45,000 reviews online
◦ Digital archive since 1923
The latest news, features, blogs and reviews delivered weekly to your inbox!
If you are a library, university or other organisation that would be interested in an institutional subscription to Gramophone please click here for further information.
Gramophone is brought to you by Mark Allen Group
Gramophone is part of MA Music, Leisure and TravelAbout Mark Allen Group | International licensing