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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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Hubert Parry and the Past, Present and Future of Music History Teaching

Jonathan will be speaking about Hubert Parry’s legacy at the Royal College of Music on 28th October. Full programme here. This study day, co-organised by the Royal College of Music and the University of Southampton, will examine Parry’s work at … Continue reading

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