Author Archives: jonathanclinch

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My new edition of 28 previously unpublished piano works by Herbert Howells was released yesterday and can now be ordered from MusicRoom or any local music shop.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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More Bach in Lockdown

During lockdown I’ve been recording several pieces of Bach to relieve the boredom and solitude! They’re all done in one take, in-between classes, and unedited. Here are a few…

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Bach for Christmastide

#LockdownRecordings Chorale text… We Christian people have joy nowbecause for our consolation Christ has been born as a man,he has redeemed us.The person who takes comfort in thisand believes firmly will not be lost. Registration: Spitzflöthe 4′ and Sufflet 1′, … Continue reading

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Olivier Messiaen – The Celestial Banquet – 1928

The score quotes John 6:56​ – “He that eateth my flesh and drinketh my blood dwelleth in me and I in him” Possibly the most calm piece of organ music ever written, perfect for lockdown. Hereford Cathedral, #Hauptwerk​ VI #LockdownRecordings​ … Continue reading

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Henri Mulet’s Rose Window

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Sweelinck – Echo Fantasia. Grote Kerk, Nijkerk.

I’m taking a break after 7 hours of teaching on zoom yesterday(!) to record some Sweelinck using the sounds of the stunning organ in the Grote Kerk Nijkerk.The 400th anniversary of his death falls in 2021. Enjoy…

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