Announcing Stanford and Howells Remembered, a newly-remastered and extended 2-CD set of the Cambridge Singers’ 1992 recording, due to be released on Friday 17th July 2020.
The original single CD of choral music by Charles Villiers Stanford (1852–1924) and Herbert Howells (1892–1983) has been expanded with almost 20 minutes of previously unreleased material, including Stanford’s resplendent Latin Magnificat Op. 164, the Nunc dimittis from Stanford’s Evening Canticles in G, and the Nunc dimittis from Howells’s Gloucester Service.
John Rutter and the Cambridge Singers are joined by star organist Wayne Marshall in the magnificent acoustic of Ely Cathedral. The full tracklist for the double-CD album is as follows:
Disc 1 Stanford:
Evening Canticles in G; When Mary thro’ the garden went; I heard a voice from heaven; Latin Magnificat; Evening Canticles in B flat; O for a closer walk with God; Te Deum in C
Disc 2 Howells:
Requiem; The Gloucester Service; The fear of the Lord; Like as the hart desireth the waterbrooks; Long, long ago; All my hope on God is founded
The album is available to pre-order on the website and from music retailers, and will also be available to stream across all digital platforms.
John says: “This recording is a choral tribute to the sacred music of two visionary composers who, among their other achievements, made distinctive, lasting and much-cherished contributions to the musical repertory of the English Church. Much of the music heard on this recording was intended for use in church, in the context of the Anglican liturgy. As such, it is familiar and well-loved within Anglican circles but all too little-known elsewhere. It deserves to be more widely appreciated on its own considerable merits.”