Howells: Hymnus Paradisi (Remastered) Choir of King's College, Cambridge; New Philharmonia Orchestra & David Willcocks
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- Herbert Howells (1892 - 1983): Hymnus Paradisi:
- 1Howells: Hymnus Paradisi: I. Preludio04:12
- 2Howells: Hymnus Paradisi: II. Requiem aeternam09:52
- 3Howells: Hymnus Paradisi: III. The Lord Is My Shepherd07:30
- 4Howells: Hymnus Paradisi: IV. Sanctus - I Will Lift Up My Eyes09:58
- 5Howells: Hymnus Paradisi: V. I Heard a Voice from Heaven04:38
- 6Howells: Hymnus Paradisi: VI. Holy Is the True Light09:34
Info for Howells: Hymnus Paradisi (Remastered)
With The Bach Choir, Sir David Willcocks gave the first performances in Italy of Benjamin Britten's War Requiem at Perugia, Milan, La Scala and Venice in 1963 and later introduced the work in Japan, Hong Kong, Portugal and the Netherlands. From 1974 to 1984 he was Director of the Royal College of Music in London. He appears frequently as a conductor in the USA, Canada and European countries. He has also paid many visits to New Zealand and Australia, giving concerts with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra and Orchestras of the Australia Broadcasting Corporation; to Hong Kong for concerts with the Hong Kong Symphony Orchestra and to South Africa for concerts with the South African Broadcasting Corporation Choirs and Orchestra.
David Willcocks was made Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1971, and was Knighted in 1977 in the Queen's Silver Jubilee Honours List. He is currently Music Director Emeritus of King's College Choir Cambridge. Sir David has received honorary degrees in England from the Universities of Bradford, Bristol, Exeter, Leicester and Sussex, and from the Royal College of Music in London; in the USA from Luther College (Iowa), St. Olaf College (Minnesota) and Westminster Choir College (New Jersey); and in Canada from the Universities of Trinity, Toronto and Victoria B.C. He is an Honorary Fellow of King's College, Cambridge. He served as general editor of the Church Music series of the Oxford University Press.
Heather Harper, soprano
Robert Tear, tenor
New Philharmonia Chorus
Cambridge King's College Choir
Sir David Willcocks, conductor
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