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Howells Research wins Presto Award

Full details here: https://www.prestomusic.com/sheet-music/articles/4423–awards-sheet-music-publications-of-the-year-winners-2021

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Howells – Clarinet Sonata Revisited

Herbert Howells wrote his Clarinet Sonata in 1946 for Frederick Thurston, but it wasn’t published until after Thurston’s death, in 1954, by which point Howells had made extensive changes (particularly to the second movement). In a new recording for Orchid … Continue reading

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Cambridge Talk & Recital – Saturday 20th November

Jonathan will be speaking on Herbert Howells’ piano music at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, on Saturday 20th November at 15:15. This will be followed by a recital to be given by Matthew Schellhorn at 16:00.

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Ludlow – Saturday 30th October

Jonathan is looking forward to speaking at this year’s Ludlow English Song Weekend. Further details at http://ludlowenglishsongweekend.com/whats-on-2021/

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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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