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Howard Goodall
1958 -
Great Britain, England
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H. Goodall
Howard Goodall (26/05/1958), an English composer. He was born in Bromley, Kent (a distinction he shares with H.G.Wells, Charles Darwin and David Bowie!) in May 1958, grew up in Rutland (Uppingham) & Oxfordshire (Thame), became a chorister at New College Oxford aged 8 and returned to Oxford to study music at Christ Church as an undergraduate. In between the two he attended Stowe School, where he played the organ a lot, and Lord Williams' School Thame, where he composed, sang, and played in bands a lot. He left Oxford University in 1979 with a First (in music), during his time there meeting Richard Curtis and Rowan Atkinson, with whom he then worked on Rowan's live stage shows & revues, Not the Nine o' Clock News, Blackadder and many other subsequent projects. He is godfather to one each of their children.
Eternal light, a Requiem
Period:21st century
Composed in:2008
Musical form:free
Text/libretto:Latin Mass (excerpts), New Testament Latin, English World War I oriented poetry
Duration:45'
Label(s):EMI Classics 215047-2
Eternal Light: A Requiem (2008), a choral-orchestral dance piece for choir, chamber orchestra, S,T,B soli. It contains:
- Kyrie: Close now thine eyes (Text: Francis Quarles (1592-1644)
- Revelation: Factum est silentium
- Belief (Text: Ann Thorp)
- Hymn: Lead, kindly light (Text: John Henry Newman (1801-1890)
- Lacrymosa: Do not stand at my grave and weep (Text attrib. Mary Elizabeth Frye (1905-2004)
- Dies Irae: In Flanders fields (Text: John McCrae (1872-1918)
- Recordare: Drop, drop slow tears (Text: Phineas Fletcher (1582-1650)
- Revelation: Tum angelus tertius clanxit
- Agnus Dei
- In Paradisum: Lux aeterna
Source:http://www.eternallightrequiem.com/
Contributor:Arye Kendi