Recordings of Lennox Berkeley's music

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British Recorder Music

British Recorder Music album cover
Format: CD
Label: Meridian Records
Release date: November 2011
Catalogue no: CDE84608

Ross Winters has been committed to the promotion of British recorder music ever since his first London performance at the age of ten. Five of the six works on this ground breaking CD have never been presented in this format before. Bush's 1975 Sonatina is a far more substantial work than its title suggests, and this world première recording will enable you to appreciate to the full its extraordinarily wide ranging expression. The second movement on the tenor recorder will repay several hearings.

Berkeley's Sonatina is now a well established classic of both recorder and flute repertoire. Its slow movement is exquisite and its finale always raises a smile. Establishing the recorder in its rightful position as a participant in modern chamber music alongside other established instruments was a major aim of this recording. The quartets by Berkeley and Cooke are fine examples of beautifully conceived chamber music. The Berkeley has been recorded using flute and piano but never before in its intended version with recorder and harpsichord which we present here. The slow movement of Cooke's quartet is serenely beautiful, and recorder players in particular will relate to the expressive range and vitality of his trio and variations and to the many virtuosic moments in all the pieces. (Synopsis by Meridian Records)

This recording is supported by a grant from the Lennox Berkeley Society.

Performed by Ross Winters (recorder), Julian Jacobson (harpsichord), Yuka Matsumoto (violin) & Jessica Burroughs (cello)

English String Music

English String Music album cover
Format: CD
Label: IMP Carlton Classics
Release date: October 2011
Catalogue no: LC 8747

Performed by the English Sinfonia & John Farrer (conductor)

Down by the Salley Gardens

Down by the Salley Gardens album cover
Format: CD & Digital download
Label: Harmonia Mundi
Release date: September 2011
Catalogue no: HMC902093

In addition to The Horseman, the first of Berkeley's Five Songs (Walter de la Mare), this programme offers a vivid and varied cross-section of English song, ranging from the Edwardian aesthetic of Quilter and early Vaughan Williams to the intensely expressive style of Howells and Finzi. The Purcell realisations by Britten and Tippett, meanwhile, are products of two great 20th-century composers engaging with their musical heritage. In all these different styles, Bejun Mehta shows the same verbal and vocal mastery that won such acclaim for his debut Handel recital on harmonica mundi. (Synopsis by harmonica mundi)

Performed by Julius Drake (piano) & Bejun Mehta (counter-tenor)

English Song

English Song album cover
Format: CD
Label: Heritage Records
Release date: June 2011
Catalogue no: HTGCD224

Peter Pearsí voice was undoubtedly one of the finest and most distinctive of the twentieth century and here he collaborates with Julian Bream and Benjamin Britten in performances of English song. Repertoire includes works by Ford, Morley, Rosseter, Dowland, Pilkington, Campian, Bridge, Butterworth, Ireland, Moeran, Warlock, Holst, Berkeley, Oldham and Britten. (Synopsis by Heritage Records)

The Art of Julian Bream

The Art of Julian Bream album cover
Format: CD
Label: ťl Records
Release date: June 2011
Catalogue no: acmem211cd

Composed in 1957, the Sonatina was dedicated to Julian Bream, who gave its first performance at Morley College, London, on March 9 1958. Breamís 1960 recording has been re-issued by él Records in this collection. This first version on disc shows a strong sense of direction in each of the three movements and a feeling of overall unity. Breamís playing has exemplary articulation, cantabile melodic line and rhythmic vitality, and the old recording still gives a sense of both sonority and clarity.

Christopher Daly

Performed by Julian Bream (guitar)

Peter Pears Conducted by the Composers

Peter Pears Conducted by the Composers album cover
Format: Digital download
Label: Luna
Release date: June 2011
Catalogue no: LU-1018
Available from: Opera Club

Performed by the London Sinfonietta & Lennox Berkeley (conductor)

Resurrection

Resurrection album cover
Format: CD & Digital download
Label: Cambridge Recordings
Release date: April 2011
Catalogue no: CAMREC004

Performed by the Academy of Great St. Mary's & Samuel Hayes (conductor)

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A Choral Wedding

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Format: CD
Label: Naxos
Release date: March 2011
Catalogue no: 8.578196-97

A special musical compendium for brides and grooms who are planning a church wedding ceremony, complete with church choir. CD1 is a selection of favourite anthems, many of which stem from the Anglican choral tradition and are popular choices for most church choirs. It includes Lennox Berkeley's The Lord is my Shepherd (op. 91/1). CD 2 is a selection of favourite hymns, well-known to many people and will provide either contemplative or rousing fare for your congregation. (Synopsis by Naxos)

Performed by the Choir of St. John's College Cambridge, Jonathan Vaughn (organ) & Christopher Robinson (conductor)

Singing Away

Singing Away album cover
Format: CD
Label: St. Peter's Collegiate Church
Release date: March 2011

This CD by the choirs of St. Peter's Collegiate Church was recorded at services in Carlisle and Lincoln Cathedrals and York Minster. Priced £10, all profits go to the Organ Restoration Appeal.

Performed by the St. Peter's Wolverhampton Choir

The Young Julian Bream

The Young Julian Bream album cover
Format: CD & Digital download
Label: Dynamic
Release date: February 2011
Catalogue no: IDI6608

This disc features one of the greatest and distinguished contemporary classical guitarists: Julian Bream. It seems extraordinary that the discography of his youth has been only partially re-mastered on CD. In fact, this is true to such a point that many of his very famous performances are still difficult to find today, such as the Lennox Berkeley Sonatina recorded in 1960. The disc also features Bach's fantastic 'Ciaccona' recorded in 1956, when Bream was just 21 years old, together with a selection of other works recorded in 1960, that are currently very difficult to find. Among them is the famous transcription of Ravel's 'Pavane pour une infante défunte'. (Synopsis by Dynamic Records)

Performed by Julian Bream (guitar)

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