Classical 91.5

Herbert Howells

With Heart and Voice ® Program 1941

Suggested Broadcast: Sunday, October 20, 2019

October brings with it the birthdays of a veritable bouquet of composers of sacred choral and organ music from across the centuries – from Weelkes and Schutz, to Howells and Rautavaara. Join Peter DuBois as we listen to selections from a number of October birthday composers.


With Heart and Voice ® Program 1839

Suggested Broadcast: Sunday, September 30, 2018

One of the defining events in Herbert Howells’ life was the death of his nine-year-old son, Michael, from polio in 1935. It had a profound effect on him, and many of his later works. As we mark the Feast of St. Michael on September 29, we’ll hear several of Howells’ works relating to both St. Michael, and his son Michael. And we’ll hear organ music from Coventry Cathedral… formally named St. Michael’s Cathedral.