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NAXOS Howells Piano Music Volume 1

Out Now! This new CD is entirely made up of piano pieces that I have found on my research travels, beautifully played by Matthew Schellhorn. The edited scores will be published in a volume by Wise Music, the release of … Continue reading

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Frank Bridge: Poems of Re-enchantment

Out Now! The essay ‘Frank Bridge: Poems of Re-enchantment’ on the tone poems of Frank Bridge (including Isabella, Mid of the Night, Two Poems of Richard Jeffries and Summer) has now been published in this new volume from Boydell & … Continue reading

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RAM Lecture Recital – Herbert Howells Piano Music

Unheard English Piano Music 24th Jan 2020, 6.00pm – 7.20pm Angela Burgess Recital Hall Royal Academy of Music Academy lecturer Jonathan Clinch discusses his recent work tracking down 28 unknown piano manuscripts by celebrated composer Herbert Howells (1892-1983). Presented with … Continue reading

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New Year Recital – Aberdeen

King’s College Chapel The University of Aberdeen 2004 Aubertin Organ Monday 20th January – 7:30pm ‘The Tree of Peace’ Contemporary British Music for Organ         Full Programme White Note Paraphrase (1994) James MacMillan (b.1959) Exsultet (2014) Phillip … Continue reading

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New Interview – Howells Cello Concerto

New interview with Jonathan Clinch and Guy Johnston for Presto Classical.  ‘The beginning of June saw the release of an album that, for Howells devotees such as myself, seemed like Christmas had come early. The recording features the rarely-heard English … Continue reading

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New Recording of Herbert Howells’ Cello Concerto

In 2016 Guy Johnston gave the public premiere of Herbert Howells’ Cello Concerto following the publication of my completion of its finale. I’m thrilled to announce that a new recording of Guy playing the concerto with the Britten Sinfonia is … Continue reading

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Organ Recital at Merton College Oxford

Thursday 9th May – 1:15pm Dr Jonathan Clinch Music by Howells, Saxton, Byrchmore and Berkeley   Psalm Prelude, set 2, no.1. Psalm 130, verse 1: Out of the depths have I cried unto thee, O Lord. Herbert Howells (1892-1983) Chorale … Continue reading

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Westminster Recital: World Premiere

                WESTMINSTER CATHEDRAL 7th April 2019 – 4:45pm, free entry. Passacaglia on the name John McCabe (2015), Robert Saxton (born 1953) Chorale Prelude ‘Nun bitten wir den Heiligen Geist’ (2019), Ruth Byrchmore (born … Continue reading

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Herbert Howells: Chamber Music – String Quartet ‘In Gloucestershire’, Lady Audrey’s Suite, Piano Quartet

NEW NAXOS RELEASE This superb CD of some of Howells’ finest chamber music will be released on 12th April. Here are my programme notes for the disc. Herbert Howells (1892-1983) defined the sound of English Cathedral music in the twentieth century … Continue reading

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Robert Saxton commission in memory of Oliver Knussen

Jonathan has commissioned a new organ piece from Robert Saxton (Oxford University). The piece will be in memory of the composer Oliver Knussen (1952-2018), Richard Rodney Bennett Professor of Music at the Royal Academy of Music. Jonathan will give the first … Continue reading

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