Recordings of Lennox Berkeley's music

Lennox & Michael Berkeley: Organ Works

Lennox & Michael Berkeley: Organ Works album cover
Format: Digital download
Label: Resonus Classics
Release date: May 2013
Catalogue no: RES10119
Exciting news from Resonus Classics, the world's first solely-digital classical label. The young organist Tom Winpenny has made the first recording of the complete organ works of Lennox and Michael Berkeley. The recital is given on the renowned 1962/2009 four-manual Harrison & Harrison organ at St Albans Cathedral, where Tom is Assistant Master of the Music and organist of the daily choral services. Among the ten tracks are two world premiere recordings Impromptu (1941) by Lennox Berkeley and Sonata (1979) by Michael Berkeley plus Three Pieces for Organ Op. 72 No. 1 and Fantasia Op. 92 by Lennox, Wild Bells (1986) by Michael, and Andantino, arranged by Jennifer Bate from Lennox's Festival Anthem. Tom Winpenny began organ lessons under John Scott Whiteley while a chorister at York Minster, and continued as a Music Scholar at Eton College, and as Organ Scholar at Worcester Cathedral, St George's Chapel, Windsor, and King's College, Cambridge, where he graduated with a degree in music. His recording (Resonus RES10104) and an attractive and comprehensive booklet (including notes by Andrew Benson, photos of Berkeley father and son and of Tom Winpenny, with photos of the Harrison organ and its specification) is available for download from the Resonus website.

Tony Scotland

Performed by Tom Winpenny (organ)