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Herbert Howells
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Born in Lydney, Gloucestershire
Born on 17th of October 1892
Died on 23rd of February 1983

Howells was a composer educated at the RCM, where in turn he taught as he later did at St Paul’s Girls’ School and for many years at London University. His works include a piano concerto and the celebrated Lambert’s Clavichord, but he is best-known for his Anglican church music, his choral works, especially Stabat Mater and Hymnus Paradisi frequently performed today.

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