An English Mass by : Herbert Howells
An English Mass is a concert setting of the ordinary of the Mass in the English translation. Although it concludes with the “Gloria” as in a Prayerbook Communion service; it was designed for concert use and is dedicated to Harold Darke and the St Michael's Singers. The original scoring was for strings and organ; but a later version with woodwind and timpani is used this evening of this rarely heard work. Those familiar with the sound of Howells' church music will find the same textures here – long strands of expressive melody supported by rich harmony in thick textures and climaxes of tremendous ecstasy. Like so much of the English choral repertory; the work begins and ends quietly; achieving maximum intensity at various points in between.
| Format ||Vocal Score with Keyboard Reduction|
| Length x Width ||11.7 x 8.5 inches |
| Shipping Weight||0.58 pounds |
|East Coast Music Product Code ||ZHL14010396|
|Voicing Description||Vocal Score|
| 1st Publication Date||07/2006|
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