Recordings of Lennox Berkeley's music

Edmund Rubbra: The Complete Chamber Music & Songs with Harp

Edmund Rubbra: The Complete Chamber Music & Songs with Harp album cover
Format: CD
Label: Lyrita
Release date: April 2016
Catalogue no: SRCD353

This album comprises the complete chamber music & songs with harp by Edmund Rubbra, plus two other works for solo harp, Berkeley's Nocturne of 1967 and Howells' Prelude No 1 of 1951. The harpist is Danielle Perrett who recalls that the Berkeley piece was written for the brilliant teenage harpist Hannah Francis, and notes that it is a delightful work not often performed,'which is a pity, as it is fully characteristic of the composer'. The Executive Producer of this new disc was Adrian Yardley (a son of Rubbra, and a member of the Berkeley Society), who writes about the Catholic links between Rubbra and Berkeley in the 2016 Berkeley Society Journal. (Synopsis by Tony Scotland)

Performed by Danielle Perrett (harp)