Author Archives: jonathanclinch

Sweelinck 400

The 400th anniversary of the death of the Dutch organist and composer, Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck, falls this weekend and so I’m sharing two live performances.

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Herbert Howells – 129th Birthday – Piano News!

To mark Howells’ 129th birthday today, Matthew Schellhorn and I got together to discuss the next piano volume of the Naxos / British Music Society series.

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Herbert Howells Society Event

As part of the online AGM of the Herbert Howells Society, Jonathan will be discussing recent recording projects with Barnaby Robson (Clarinetist, RCM/ENO), Benjamin Nicholas (Merton College, Oxford) and Matthew Schellhorn (Pianist, Cambridge). Details of how to join the society … Continue reading

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Stanford Festival Weekend 2021

Jonathan will be giving a lecture entitled ‘The Howells-Stanford Relationship Reconsidered’ in Gloucester Cathedral on October 2nd as part of the Stanford Festival 2021. What did Herbert Howells learn from Charles Stanford, and why does it matter? Full details at … Continue reading

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Herbert Howells at Worcester Three Choirs 2021

This year’s Three Choirs Festival at Worcester Cathedral featured several major works which have been part of my recent research. A recital of Howells’ piano music that I’ve edited recently was given by Matthew Schellhorn, and the final concert included … Continue reading

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NEW EDITION – Herbert Howells Piano Works

My new edition of 28 previously unpublished piano works by Herbert Howells was released yesterday and can now be ordered from MusicRoom or any local music shop. It’s also available digitally through nKoda. My preface is reproduced below. Herbert Howells … Continue reading

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Merton record Howells (arr. Clinch)

Merton College Choir have just finished recording their latest CD for Delphian Records, which includes Jonathan Clinch’s arrangement of Herbert Howells’ anthem ‘O pray for the peace of Jerusalem’ (OUP). Originally for choir and organ, Jonathan’s new score adds full … Continue reading

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Sir Edward Bairstow – 75th Anniversary Post

The 75th anniversary of the death of Sir Edward Bairstow fell on 1st May 2021, so I’ve made a quick recording of my favourite of his organ works.

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Howells Piano Works – WORLD PREMIERE

Three pieces from my new edition of Herbert Howells Piano Works (Wise Music) will be premiered today by Matthew Schellhorn. The recital will be streamed live below and includes… Herbert Howells (1892–1983)Romance (1908) WORLD PREMIEREOnce Upon A Time (1949)Legend (1909) … Continue reading

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Herbert Howells’s Organ Works? Critical reception, performance practice and the case for reappraisal – Journal of the BIOS, vol. 37 (2013)

This morning I was made aware of an American article, written by Dr Guy Whatley, which reproduced some of my early research on Herbert Howells and the organ, without proper citations. I am therefore making the original article available free … Continue reading

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