Choral Music: His settings of Psalm 23 and Love Divine are amongst the most performed of all sacred music in the UK, featuring on several platinum-selling CDs. Eternal Light: A Requiem has had over 700 live performances and earned him a Classical BRIT composer of the year and a Gramophone Award. His work has been commissioned to mark many national ceremonies: Rigaudon accompanied Queen Elizabeth II on her Diamond Jubilee Regatta; his anthem Sure of the Sky – Des Himmels sicher was performed in the presence of all heads of state of combatant nations at the St Symphorien Military Cemetery, Mons, to mark the centenary of the start of WW1. Christmas Cantata had it’s world premiere in Houston (2019) and then in the UK (2022) Every Purpose under the Heaven: The King James Bible Oratorio was commissioned to mark the 400th anniversary of the publication of the King James Bible, it’s premiere was conducted by Howard Goodall at Westminster Abbey Nov 2011. His Invictus: A Passion received its premiere in Houston, then London (2018) where it was also broadcast and is now premiering around the world, Ireland (2019),France (2019), Sweden (2023), Belgium (2023), Australia (2023), Philippines (2023). During the Covid pandemic Howard was commissioned to write a piece to address the difficult world we are living in – Unconditional Love: A Cantata of Gratitude and Remembrance which premiered in Houston in 2021 then performed by the BBC Singers in London February 2022 and in Ireland (2023)
Stage Musicals: Howard’s first West End musical The Hired Man, opened in 1984 and has since been performed all over the world, winning many international awards. Other West End musicals include Girlfriends, The Kissing-Dance, the dreaming, Love Story and Bend it Like Beckham.
TV & Film scores: Howard is well known for dozens of theme tunes including Blackadder, Red Dwarf, The Vicar of Dibley, QI, Mr Bean (TV & film) and Johnny English. He won a Primetime Emmy for his film score for HBO’s Into the storm
He is also a distinguished music historian and award-winning broadcaster.