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Howells’ Stabat Mater was written in the delayed aftermath of the death of his young son, and it’s a deeply involving, moving work. He wrote it for the Bach Choir, and their descendants respond thrillingly to every facet, its bleak anguish and its grave beauty. Hill paces superbly, and Hulett is utterly convincing in taxing solo passages.

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