Herbert Howells (1892-1983), one of the great English composers of the 20th century, composed the little know work, Mass in the Dorian Mode, which premiered at Westminster Cathedral under the Sir Richard Terry in 1912. I have always loved the a capella music of Howells, which contains beautiful harmonies and longer melodic lines. I feel he gives full justice to the texts. Howells’ setting of the Mass Ordinary is within the reach of a solid choir and well worth the effort. I hope you enjoy!