Herbert Howells

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Herbert Howells (1892-1983) was a British composer of music in a modally based, folk-inspired style known as "English pastoralist."
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Compositions

Year Title
193? All my hope on God is founded (tune: Michael), for chorus Choral Hymn
Allego impetuoso for organ Keyboard
Allego Scherzando for organ Keyboard
1917 An Old Man's Lullaby Miscellaneous (Classical) Lullaby
Anthems (4) for organ Choral Anthem
1976 Antiphon, for chorus Choral
Aria for organ Keyboard
1914 The B's, suite for orchestra, Op. 13 Orchestral
1952 Behold, O God Our Defender for chorus Choral Sacred music
Benedictus (Windsor Service) Choral Mass Ordinary
Benedictus for chorus Choral Mass Ordinary
Blaweary Keyboard
1920 Blessed Are the Dead Keyboard
By the Hearth-stone Keyboard
1917 By the Waters of Babylon, for baritone, violin, cello & organ Vocal Music
1918 Carol-Anthems (3) for chorus Choral
1933 Cello Concerto Concerto Concerto
Chichester Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis Choral Magnificat
Chichester Service Choral
Children's Songs (3) Vocal Music
Chorale for organ Keyboard Chorale
The Chosen Tune, for keyboard Keyboard
Cobler's Hornpipe Keyboard Hornpipe
1928 Come Sing and Dance for voice & piano Vocal Music Song
1976 Come, My Soul for chorus Choral
1938 Concerto for string orchestra Chamber Music Concerto
1925 Country Tune, for violin & piano Chamber Music Duet
1961 Coventry Antiphon, for chorus Choral Antiphon
1968 Coventry Mass Choral
1917 Cradle Song, for violin & piano, Op. 9/1 Chamber Music Lullaby
1959 Dalby's Fancy, for organ Keyboard Fantasy
1959 Dalby's Toccata, for organ Keyboard Toccata
1975 Dallas Canticles Choral
1914 Dances (3) for violin & orchestra, Op. 7 Concerto Concerto
1927 De la Mares Pavane Keyboard Pavane
1941 Dyson's Delight for clavichord Keyboard
1917 Elegy, for viola, string quartet & string orchestra Orchestral Quartet
An English Mass for chorus Choral Mass
Epilogue, for organ Keyboard
1913 Even Such Is Time, for chorus Choral
1957 Evening Canticles for St. John's College, Cambridge (Collegium Sancti Johannis Cantabrigiense) Choral Hymn
Evening Service for Voices in Unison Choral Mass
1974 Exultate Deo, for chorus & organ Choral Sacred music
1936 Fantasia for cello & orchestra Concerto Fantasy
1917 Fantasy String Quartet, Op. 25 Chamber Music
1976 The Fear of the Lord, anthem Choral
Figures (3) Chamber Music
Five Early Songs, for voice & piano, Op. 7 Vocal Music Song Collection
Flood Vocal Music
1969 Flourish for a Bidding, for organ Keyboard
Folksongs (3) Vocal Music Song
French Chansons (4), Op.29 Vocal Music Chanson
Full Moon Orchestral
Gadabout Keyboard
A Garland for de la Mare Vocal Music
Gavotte for voice & piano Vocal Music Gavotte
Girl's Song Vocal Music
Gloria in Excelsis Choral Mass Ordinary
Gloucester Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis Choral Magnificat
Gloucester Service Choral
God be in my head, for chorus & organ Choral
God Is Gone Up, for chorus & organ Choral
Goddess of the Night Vocal Music
A Grace for 10 Downing Street, for chorus & organ Choral
1912 Haec Dies, for chorus Choral
1974 Havingham Sketches, for organ Keyboard
1918 Here Is the Little Door, carol-anthem for chorus Choral Carol
1917 Here She Lies Keyboard
Hills of the North, for chorus & organ Choral
Holy Spirit, ever dwelling (tune: Salisbury), hymn Choral
1949 The House of the Mind, motet for chorus & organ Choral Motet
1941 Howells' Clavichord, Book I Keyboard
1961 Howells' Clavichord, Book II Keyboard
1929 Howells' Clavichord, complete (Books 1 & 2) Keyboard
Hughes' ballet Ballet Ballet
1959 Hymn for St Cecilia, for chorus Choral Hymn
1938 Hymnus Paradisi for soprano, tenor, chorus & orchestra Choral Hymn
I love all beauteous things, for chorus & organ Choral
1919 In Green Ways, for soprano & orchestra, Op. 43 Vocal Music
In manus tuas (This world, my God, is held within your hand), for chorus & organ Choral
1953 Inheritance (for A Garland for the Queen) Vocal Music Chorus
1941 Intrada for organ Keyboard
1941 Jacobs Brawl Orchestral
1967 Jubilate (Chapel Royal Service) Choral
1933 A Kent Yeoman's Wooing Song, for soprano, baritone, chorus & orchestra Choral
King David for voice & piano Vocal Music
King of Glory for chorus Choral
1934 King's Herald, for orchestra (from the suite Pageantry) Orchestral
Lambert's Clavichord: Twelve Pieces for Clavichord, Op 41 Keyboard
Lento, assai espressivo, for violin & piano Chamber Music Duet
Let God arise, anthem for chorus & organ Choral Anthem
1941 Like As the Hart Desireth the Waterbrooks (Psalm 42), anthem for chorus Choral Sacred music
The Little Boy Lost, song Vocal Music
1959 Long, Long Ago, for chorus Choral
1923 Lord, Who Createdst Man, for 3 voices & piano Choral Sacred music
Lost Love Song, for voice & piano Vocal Music Art Song
The Magdalen College, Oxford Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis Choral Magnificat
Magnificat (Collegium Santi Johannis Cantabrigiense) Choral Magnificat
Magnificat (from the Dallas Canticles) Choral Hymn
Magnificat (New College Service) Choral Magnificat
Magnificat (Sarum Service) Choral Magnificat
Magnificat (Worcester Service) Choral Magnificat
1969 Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis (Cathedral Church of Hereford) Choral
1950 Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis (for St. Paul's Cathedral) Choral Magnificat
1967 Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis (St. Augustine's) Choral
Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis (unspecified) Choral
1967 Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis (Winchester Service) Choral
1941 Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis for Men's Voices and Organ Choral Magnificat
Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis for the Collegiate Church of Saint Peter in Westminster Choral Magnificat
1955 Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis in B minor (CMS Jubilee Festival Service, Westminster) Choral
1918 Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis in G Choral Magnificat
1945 Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis, for chorus & organ (Collegium Regale) Choral
Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis, for men's chorus & organ in E major Choral
Magnificat in G Choral Magnificat
Magnificat (Westminster Service) Choral Magnificat
1934 A Maid Peerless, for female chorus & strings/piano Keyboard
Mally O! Vocal Music
1912 Mass in the Dorian Mode, for chorus Choral Mass
Master Tallis' Testament Choral
1920 Merry-Eye, for orchestra Orchestral
Miniatures, 30 pieces for organ Keyboard
Missa Aedis Christi Choral Mass
Missa Sabrinensis Choral Mass
1919 Mrs. MacQueen, for voice & piano Vocal Music Song
The Mugger's Song Vocal Music
1948 Music for a Prince, for orchestra Orchestral
Musica sine Nomine Keyboard
My Eyes for Beauty Pine, for chorus & organ Choral
1923 My Master Hath a Garden, for treble chorus & piano Choral Sacred music
1946 A Near-Minuet for clarinet & piano Chamber Music
New College Service Choral
Nunc Dimittis (Collegium Santi Johannis Cantabrigiense) Choral Magnificat
Nunc Dimittis (from the Dallas Canticles) Choral Hymn
Nunc Dimittis (New College Service) Choral Magnificat
Nunc Dimittis (Sarum Service) Choral Magnificat
Nunc Dimittis (Worcester Service) Choral Magnificat
1914 Nunc Dimittis for chorus Choral Sacred music
Nunc Dimittis in G Choral Magnificat
Nunc Dimittis (Westminster Service) Choral Magnificat
1920 O Garlands, Hanging by the Doors Vocal Music
O Holy City, seen of John Choral
1941 O Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem, for chorus Choral Sacred music
O Salutarius Hostia for chorus Choral
O, My Dier Hert Choral
1956 The Office of the Holy Communion (Collegium Regale), for chorus & organ Choral
Old Meg Choral
Old Skinflint Choral
One Thing Have I Desired, motet for chorus & organ Choral Motet
1933 Organ Sonata Keyboard Sonatina
Organ Sonata No. 1 in D minor, Op. 2 Keyboard Sonata
Paean for chorus Choral
Paean for organ Keyboard
1937 Pageantry, suite for brass band Band Music
1925 Paradise Rondel, for orchetra, Op. 40 Choral
1971 Partita for organ Keyboard Partita
1923 Pastoral Rhapsody, for orchestra Orchestral
Peacock Pie, Op 33 Vocal Music
1933 Penguinski, ballet Ballet Ballet
Phantasy Minuet, for pianola, Op. 27 Keyboard
1914 Piano Concerto No. 1 in C minor, Op. 4 Concerto Concerto
1925 Piano Concerto No. 2 in C major, Op. 39 Concerto Concerto
1916 Piano Quartet in A minor, Op. 21 Chamber Music
Pieces (3) for violin & piano, Op. 28 Chamber Music
Pieces (3), Op.14 Keyboard
1940 Pieces (6) for organ Keyboard
Preces and Responses for chorus & organ, Nos 1 & 2, complete Choral
Prelude for organ, "De Profundis" Keyboard Prelude
Prelude on Psalm 34:6 Keyboard Psalm
Prelude, No.1 for Harp Chamber Music Prelude
1940 Preludio sine nomine, for organ Keyboard Prelude
1920 Procession, for orchestra, Op. 36 Orchestral
1920 Procession, version for orchestra Orchestral
Psalm "Lo the Poor Crieth" Choral Psalm
Psalm 121 "I will Lift up Mine Eyes" for chorus & organ Choral Psalm
Psalm 122 for chorus & organ Choral Psalm
Psalm 142 ("I cried unto the Lord with my voice"), for chorus & organ Choral Psalm
Psalm 37 "Noli aemulari" (from St. Paul Psalter) Choral
Psalm 39: I said I will take heed to my ways Choral Psalm
Psalm 56: Be Merciful Unto Me O God Choral Psalm
1915 Psalm Preludes for organ, Set 1, Op. 32 Keyboard Prelude
1940 Psalm Preludes for organ, Set 2 Keyboard Prelude
Psalm Preludes for organ, Set 2, Op. 32/2 Keyboard Prelude
Psalm Preludes for organ, Sets 1 & 2 Choral Psalm
Puck's Minuet, for orchestra, Op. 20/1 Orchestral Minuet
Quasi lento for organ Keyboard
1916 Regina Coeli, for chorus Choral
1936 Requiem, for soprano, 2 tenors, bass & chorus Choral Requiem
The Restful Branches, song Vocal Music
1917 Rhapsodic Quintet, for clarinet quintet, Op. 31 Chamber Music Quintet
Rhapsodies (3) for organ, Op. 17 Keyboard Rhapsody
1919 Rhapsody for organ in C sharp minor, Op. 17/3 Keyboard Rhapsody
1958 Rhapsody for organ No 4 Keyboard Rhapsody
1916 Rhapsody for organ No. 1 in D flat major Keyboard
Rhapsody for organ, Op. 17/1 Keyboard Rhapsody
Rhapsody for organ, Op. 17/2 Keyboard Rhapsody
Salve Regina, for chorus Choral Sacred music
Sanctus Choral Mass Ordinary
Saraband for the Morning of Easter Keyboard
Sarum Sketches Keyboard
1957 The Scribe, for chorus Choral
1961 A Sequence for St Michael, motet for soprano, tenor, chorus & organ Choral Sequence
Serenade for strings Chamber Music Serenade
1923 The Shadows, partsong for choir Choral
Short Pieces (6) for organ Keyboard
Siciliano for a High Ceremony, for organ Keyboard Siciliana
1922 Sine nomine: A Phantasy, for soprano, tenor, chorus & orchestra, Op. 37 Choral Fantasy
1918 Sing Lullaby, carol-anthem for chorus Choral Lullaby
Sir Patrick Spens, for tenor, baritone, chorus & orchestra, Op. 23 Vocal Music
Slow Airs (2) for violin & piano Chamber Music Air
Slow Dance (Double the Cape) Keyboard
Snapshots, Op 30 Keyboard
Sonata for clarinet & piano Chamber Music Sonata
Sonata for oboe & piano Chamber Music Sonata
1911 Sonata for violin & piano in B minor Chamber Music Sonata
1917 Sonata for violin & piano No. 1 in E major, Op. 18 Chamber Music Sonata
1917 Sonata for violin & piano No. 2 in E flat major, Op. 26 Chamber Music Sonata
1923 Sonata for violin & piano No. 3 in E minor, Op. 38 Chamber Music Sonata
Sonatina Keyboard Sonatina
Songs (4), Op. 22 Vocal Music Art Song
South African Settings (2) Vocal Music
1919 A Spotless Rose, for chorus Choral Sacred music
1977 St Louis Comes to Clifton, for organ Keyboard
St Michael Requiem Choral Requiem
1965 Stabat Mater, for tenor solo, chorus & orchestra Choral
1923 String quartet No. 3 ("In Gloucestershire") Chamber Music Quartet
Suite for orchestra "The B's" Orchestral Suite
1942 Suite for String orchestra Orchestral Suite
1964 The Summer is Coming, for chorus Choral
1942 Sussex Mummers' Carol ("O mortal man"), for chorus, strings & organ Choral Carol
Sweet Content Vocal Music
1976 Sweetest of Sweets, for chorus Choral
1964 Take Him, Earth, for Cherishing, motet on the death of President Kennedy for chorus Choral Motet
1965 Te Deum ("For the Church of St. Mary, Redcliffe, Bristol") Choral
Te Deum (for King's College Choirs, Cambridge) Choral
1974 Te Deum (West Riding Cathedrals), for chorus & organ Choral
Te Deum (Windsor Service) Choral
1946 Te Deum and Benedictus (Christ Church Cathedral, Canterbury), for chorus & organ Choral
1952 Te Deum and Benedictus (St. George's Chapel, Windsor), for chorus & organ Choral
1944 Te Deum and Jubilate, for chorus & organ (Collegium Regale) Choral
Te Deum Laudamus Choral
1966 Te Deum Laudamus (Searle Wright at St. Paul's Chapel Columbia University) Choral
1977 Te Deum Laudamus (Washington Cathedral), for chorus & organ (completed by John Buttrey) Choral
1924 Te Deum, Benedictus and Jubilate in E flat for union voices & organ Choral
1966 The "Sarum" Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis Choral Magnificat
1973 The York Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis Choral Magnificat
1970 Thee Will I Love, for chorus Choral
Three Rondeaux, for voice & piano, Op. 12 Vocal Music Rondeau (Vocal)
1935 Threnody for cello & orchestra (orch. by Christopher Palmer) Concerto
Tranquillo, ma con moto for organ Keyboard
1977 Tryste Noel, for choir & piano Choral
1915 Two Madrigals, for chorus Vocal Music Madrigal
Under the Greenwood Tree (from As You Like It, Act 2, Scene 5) Vocal Music
Unknown Work Choral
Upon a Summer's Day Vocal Music
Voluntary for organ: Psalm Prelude in D Keyboard Prelude
Walking in the Snow, for chorus & organ Choral
Waltons Toye Orchestral
We have heard with our ears, anthem for chorus & organ Choral Anthem
1925 When First Thine Eyes Unveil, for chorus & organ Choral Sacred music
1913 When the Dew is Falling, for voice & piano Vocal Music
Where wast thou? for chorus & organ Choral
The Widow Bird, song for voice & piano, Op. 22/3 Vocal Music Song
The Worcester Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis Choral Magnificat
Work(s) Miscellaneous (Classical)
Work(s) for chorus Choral