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).
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