Howells: Here is the little door

Recorded December 2019 at Christ Church Cathedral

Out of Howells’ Three Carol Anthems (1918-20), this miniature depicts the scene at the nativity - the stable itself, the precious gifts of the Magi, and the sleeping child. The second stanza details the gifts - with classic Howells block harmonies, before bringing us to the central thought of the piece - “Gifts for His children, terrible and sweet, touched by such hands and Oh! such tiny feet.”

SINGERS

Caitlin Beaupré
Kira Fondse
Kiyomi Hori
Melanie Adams
Jenny Andersen
Risa Takahashi
Lane Price
Taka Shimojima
Andrew Bortz
Stephen Duncan
Steve Maddock

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VIDEO PRODUCTION

Audio Engineer: Don Harder Photos: Jan Gates