Recordings of Lennox Berkeley's music

The Merton Collection

The Merton Collection album cover
Format: CD
Label: Delphian Records
Release date: November 2013
Catalogue no: DCD34129

In 2014, Merton College in Oxford celebrates its 750th year. Benjamin Nicholas and Peter Phillips' specially conceived programme journeys through three quarters of a millennium of choral repertoire. Not just a demonstration of this accomplished ensembleís versatility, the recording also provides a bird's-eye view of some important moments in musical history, and features two composers - John Dunstaple and Lennox Berkeley - associated with the College as well as three works specially commissioned for the anniversary celebrations. The choir, a relatively recent addition to this illustrious collegeís complement of treasures, gives stylish and committed performances in the famous acoustic of Mertonís chapel. The Berkeley work included is Veni sponsa Christi, the second of the Three Latin Motets, op. 83/1. (Synopsis by Delphian Records)

Performed by the Merton College Chapel Choir