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HERBERT HOWELLS - Take him, earth, for cherishing

Howells composed this setting of a medieval anthem in 1964, in honour of John F. Kennedy, though the real dedicatee should be his son who died, aged 9, of polio.


Howells' Requiem must be one of the most beautiful and moving works in the English sacred musical canon. It was written in the early 1930s but not released until 1980, just before Howells' death in 1983.  

FRANK MARTIN - Mass for Double Choir 

Frank Martin was arguably Switzerland's greatest composer. His Mass for Double Choir, completed in 1926 as 'an affair between God and himself', is one of the finest settings of the 20th century, yet its first performance took place forty-one years later in 1967.