Howard Goodall: Inspired - CD

Inspired is the brand new album from Classic FM’s very own ‘composer in residence’ Howard Goodall. The essential collection of his best-loved pieces alongside breathtaking new music.

Multi award-winning composer of choral music, stage musicals, film and TV scores, Howard Goodall is also a well known TV and radio broadcaster. His ‘Saturday Night at the Movies’ show on Classic FM is a favourite with listeners, and reflects his strong influence within the film and TV world. Howard’s best-known TV & film themes/scores include Blackadder, Red Dwarf, Q.I., Mr Bean & The Vicar of Dibley. Goodall’s score for the HBO film Into the Storm won him an EMMY award for Original Dramatic Score in 2009.

Howard’s previous albums released through Classic FM include listener favourites ‘Enchanted Voices’, ‘Pelicans in the Wilderness’ and ‘Enchanted Carols’. Now, we are proud to present his latest release – ‘Inspired - The Essential Collection’.

The album features a number of new works, alongside some of Howard’s best-loved pieces, including ‘Ecce homo (theme from Mr Bean)’, ‘Agnus Dei (from Eternal Light: A requiem)’, and ‘Psalm 23’.

Foremost among the new compositions is a brand new oratorio commissioned by United Learning to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible in 2011 – Every Purpose Under The Heaven. The album features the world premiere recording of this 10 part oratorio. The title track – Inspired - is also brand new and it showcases Howard’s natural gift and the talents of guest performer Craig Ogden.

Inspired also features a number of other exciting special guests: Noah Stewart, Laura Wright and Howard Goodall’s very own choir Enchanted Voices.

Truly an inspirational album not to be missed.

Inspired is OUT NOW. You can order your copy now from Amazon or Sainsburys

The deluxe version, with bonus tracks including additional music from Red Dwarf and Mr Bean can now be ordered from iTunes > 

Listen to excerpts here:

  1. Inspired
  2. Ecce homo
  3. Piano Fantasy: Tongue-Tied
  4. Agnus Dei
  5. Shackleton's Cross
  6. Pro alios curantibus
  7. Psalm 23
  8. Nocturnes
  9. Blackadder Went Forth
    Every Purpose Under the Heaven (The King James Bible Oratorio)
  10. In the Beginning
  11. There is a Season
  12. I Will Lift Up Mine Eyes
  13. Thee and Me
  14. Fulfilled in One Word 
  15. I Was a Stranger
  16. Blessed
  17. Never Faileth
  18. The Light of the World
  19. A New Heaven, A New Earth