Herbert Howells

Herbert Howells was born in Lydney, Gloucester on 17th October 1892. In 1912 he won a scholarship to the Royal College of Music where he studied composition with Stanford and was considered the best of his generation of composers. He started his musical career as a cathedral organist and in 1936 succeeded Gustav Holst as director of music at St Paul's Girls' School in London. He taught composition for many years at the Royal College of Music, where Gordon Jacob was one of his pupils.

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