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ACD606

Herbert Howells Organ Music

Performers:


Robert Costin



Composers:


Herbert Howells




The works on this recording span more than 50 years, from the Second Rhapsody of 1918 to the Partita of 1971, demonstrating the importance Howells (1892-1983) attached to the organ throughout his creative life. His instinctive belief in the organ’s expressive potential led to the creation of what is arguably the most distinctive body of music for that instrument by a 20th century English composer.

1.

Rhapsody in E-flat minor

Op. 17, no. 2

Herbert Howells

8:10

2.

Sonata for Organ (no. 2): Vivo, energico ed agitato

Herbert Howells

11:55

3.

Sonata for Organ (no. 2): Quasi lento, tranquillo

Herbert Howells

8:20

4.

Sonata for Organ (no. 2): Allegro assai

Herbert Howells

9:36

5.

Intrata (no. 2)

Herbert Howells

8:16

6.

Partita: Intrata

Herbert Howells

6:10

7.

Partita: Interlude

Herbert Howells

4:47

8.

Partita: Scherzo and Epilogue

Herbert Howells

3:56

9.

Partita: Sarabande for the 12th day of any October

Herbert Howells

5:19

10.

Partita: Finale and Retrospect

Herbert Howells

7:14


Featured Composer(s)

Herbert Howells

Featured Performers

Robert Costin