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Haec dies

author of text
Psalm 117 (118): 24

Haec dies was the last in a series of Latin motets that Howells wrote at the behest of Richard Terry for the choir of Westminster Roman Catholic Cathedral. Terry built up the choir in the early years of the twentieth century, and through his work in editing the manuscripts of Tudor composers, rediscovered a rich repertoire of unaccompanied liturgical music. Terry was also keen to encourage modern composers, including Howells, to write in a liturgical idiom. This Easter motet was first heard in the Cathedral on Easter Day, 1918.

from notes by Paul Andrews © 2008


Howells: I love all beauteous things & other choral and organ music
SIGCD151Download only


Track 17 on SIGCD151 [2'38] Download only

Track-specific metadata for SIGCD151 track 17

Recording date
24 February 2008
Recording venue
St Bartholomew's Church, Dublin, Ireland
Recording producer
Mark Wardell
Recording engineer
Mike Hatch
Hyperion usage
  1. Howells: I love all beauteous things & other choral and organ music (SIGCD151)
    Disc 1 Track 17
    Release date: November 2008
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