Three Carol-Anthems

composer
1918

 
Herbert Howells’s choral and organ music has long featured in the repertoire, his carols and short anthems ensuring his fame across the world. Howells was still composing in his 90s; this famous early carol, Here is the little door dates from his earliest period, published in 1918.

from notes by Robert Matthew-Walker © 2011

Recordings

Howells: Choral Music
CDH55456Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
O magnum misterium
CDA66925Archive Service
A Christmas Present from Polyphony
NOEL2Super-budget price sampler — Download only
Adeste fideles
CDA66668
Christmas at St John's Cambridge
CDA67576
Epiphany at St Paul's
CDH55443Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Journey into light – Music for Advent & Christmas
Studio Master: SIGCD269Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

Details

No 1: Here is the little door
author of text

Track 25 on CDA66925 [3'29] Archive Service
Track 12 on CDH55443 [3'49] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Track 12 on CDH55456 [3'51] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Track 18 on SIGCD269 [4'00] Download only
No 2: A Spotless Rose
author of text
14th century 'Es ist ein Ros entsprungen'
translator of text

Track 3 on CDA66925 [3'21] Archive Service
Track 6 on CDA67576 [3'15]
Track 10 on CDH55456 [3'08] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Track 15 on NOEL2 [3'21] Super-budget price sampler — Download only
No 3: Sing lullaby
author of text

Track 18 on CDA66668 [3'21]
Track 12 on CDA66925 [3'10] Archive Service
Track 11 on CDH55456 [3'28] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Track 2 on NOEL2 [3'10] Super-budget price sampler — Download only

Track-specific metadata for CDA66925 track 25

Here is the little door
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-96-92525
Duration
3'29
Recording date
7 August 1996
Recording venue
St Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Andrew Lucas
Recording engineer
Ken Blair
Hyperion usage
  1. O magnum misterium (CDA66925)
    Disc 1 Track 25
    Release date: October 1996
    Deletion date: December 2004
    Archive Service
  2. O magnum misterium (CDH55216)
    Disc 1 Track 25
    Release date: October 2005
    Deletion date: July 2013
    Helios (Hyperion's budget label) — Superseded by CDA66925