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Herbert Norman Howells CH, CBE (1892–1983) was an English composer, organist, and teacher, most famous for his large output of Anglican church music.

Howells was born pn the 17th October 1892 in Lydney, Gloucestershire, and was the youngest of six children. His father was an amateur organist, and Herbert showed early musical promise. He studied first with Herbert Brewer at Gloucester Cathedral, as an articled pupil alongside Ivor Novello and Ivor Gurney, the celebrated English songwriter and poet, with… read more

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    His piano output is also superb.
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    Utterly sublime. Pageantry is perfect.
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    Howells, A Spotless Rose - Choir of New College Oxford -
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    Listen to the Balliol College Chapel Choir performing Howells Requiem at:

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