Matthew Schellhorn piano
Howells To a Wild Flower 3'
Howells Melody 3'
Howells Meadow-Rest and Near Midnight from Summer Idylls 10'
Howells Harlequin Dreaming (premiere) 4'
Howells Once Upon a Time 10’
Howells Phantasy (premiere) 5'
Martin Bussey new work (premiere) 6’
Howells Finzi: His Rest 5'
Howells Siciliana 4'
Howells Comme le cerf soupire… 6'
Howells Petrus Suite (premiere) 18'
Herbert Howells’s distinctly unique talent for combining a smooth, lyrical melodic line with vivid harmony has only rarely been heard in the medium of piano music. This programme, packed with posthumous premieres, presents undiscovered gems showing the composer’s genius in a new light, and includes a commission from Martin Bussey, paying tribute to Howells.
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Seating in our venues will be laid out in line with the UK Government’s COVID-19 guidelines at the time of the festival. At present we are selling to full venue seating plans, in line with the proposed lifting of restrictions on the 19 July. If restrictions are not lifted, we will be reverting back to socially distanced seating, and we may have to refund tickets for later bookers if capacities remain restricted.