Season after Pentecost, 2023
Evensong from Derby Cathedral last Sunday (as broadcast from the BBC) concluded with "Quasi Lento (Sonata) (Howells)".
I had to listen to be sure, but yes, this is from the Howells Organ Sonata of 1933.
The Sonata is so rarely performed, that I take notice of any mention of a performance I run across, let alone a performance was broadcast on the BBC.
"Quasi Lento", the second movement of the Sonata, has a lot in common with the arch-form of the Psalm-Preludes, but has a bit more of an active personality. The central climax is crowned by a noble Tuba dialogue.
It's also interesting to note its use as a concluding voluntary to evensong. Personally, I've used it as a prelude.
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