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    Herbert Howells and his Hymnus Paradisi..... What more can I say than it is simply..... AMAZING!

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    I love his piano quartet, it's great!
    You get a frog in your throat, you sound hoarse.

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    My favourite would probably be A spotless rose, or maybe a mummers dance.. not major pieces but they really are great.

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    Have you checked out Chandos's recordings of Howells? There's quite selection! :-)

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    Yes, I have! They've got some great stuff there. I just recently got his Missa Sabrinensis/Stabat Mater CD. It is REALLY good. You can hear a certain reminiscence of his Hymnus Paradisi in it.

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    His Elegy for solo viola and string orchestra is a masterpiece of british music.

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    I am very surprised that the last entry about Howells took place over 12 years ago. He is probably the most underrated British composer. He was also probably the last conservative composer representing late Romanticism (or Post-romanticism).

    Personally, I really like his works and next to Delius he is my favorite British composer.

    Below are some examples of his works:





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    His Hymnus Paradisi always floors me, especially considering it was written for his son who had died.
    Last edited by mikeh375; May-17-2020 at 13:01.
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