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A Howells Harvest

First major festival of the term is almost upon us. It’s Harvest, and All Saints Church Fulham will be celebrating throughout the day.

After last week’s sortie into the Spanish Renaissance music; the Choir will be singing English music from the 20th century at Sung Eucharist on Sunday 2nd October. Specifically, choral pieces by Herbert Howells (1892-1983).

Herbert Howells

He was fortunate to be a student of some of the great English composers of the 20th century at school he was a student of Herbert Brewer at Gloucester Cathedral; he later won a scholarship to the Royal College of Music where he studied under Charles Stanford, Hubert Parry and Charles Wood. He was a prodigious composer of original music including works for orchestra, both sacred and secular choral pieces, and chamber music.

The Choir will be singing, as an introit, Lord by Whose Breath and during communion, the Angus Dei from Office of Holy Communion
(Collegium Regale).

In addition, there will be two organ pieces by Howells. Master Tallis’ Testament and Paean.


About All Saints Fulham Choir

The All Saints Fulham Church is the home of three choirs. A traditional Parish Choir who sing wide-ranging repertoire which spans nine centuries and tours regularly at home and abroad; a Gospel Choir who sing a mixture of contemporary and traditional gospel styles, and a junior choir for children from Year 3 upwards.


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