Salisbury

First line:
Holy Spirit, ever dwelling
composer
The Clarendon Hymn Book; NEH 141
author of text

 
Herbert Howells was for a short time in 1917 the sub-organist of Salisbury Cathedral, and this may be remembered in the name of this tune. Thereafter he turned to composition and to teaching, both at St Paul’s Girls’ School in Hammersmith and at the Royal College of Music. Towards the end of his life he concentrated on church music, in particular writing a remarkable series of settings of the Magnificat and Nunc dimittis for cathedral evensong. In the 1930s he contributed a number of tunes for use initially in public school chapels. This is a distinguished example of such a tune. It may not be taken up easily in those situations that do not have the congregational rehearsals which were part of the life of such schools. Timothy Rees was a monk of the Community of the Resurrection and later Bishop of Llandaff. He wrote a small number of very useful hymns. This one first appeared in 1922, and has been a welcome addition to the repertoire of hymns on the Holy Spirit.

from notes by Alan Luff © 1999

Recordings

The English Hymn, Vol. 1 – Christ Triumphant
CDP12101

Details

Track 18 on CDP12101 [2'41]

Track-specific metadata for CDP12101 track 18

Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-99-10118
Duration
2'41
Recording date
16 June 1999
Recording venue
Wells Cathedral, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Antony Howell & Julian Millard
Hyperion usage
  1. The English Hymn, Vol. 1 – Christ Triumphant (CDP12101)
    Disc 1 Track 18
    Release date: November 1999