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Howells, HerbertElegy (1917) 10'
for solo viola, string quartet, and string orchestra

Includes an optional part for organ pedals

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Repertoire Note  
An early Howells gem is his Elegy dating from 1917. Modelled on the Vaughan Williams Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis it was composed as a personal tribute to a fellow student at the Royal College of Music killed in the First World War. It is a prescient early pointer towards Howells’s later memorial works and worthy to be programmed alongside English classics for string ensemble or string orchestra by Elgar, Vaughan Williams, Finzi and Britten.

Recommended Recording

City of London Sinfonia/Richard Hickox
Chandos CHAN 9161

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