Recordings of Lennox Berkeley's music

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Christmas from Magdalen College Oxford

Christmas from Magdalen College Oxford album cover
Format: CD
Label: Gift of Music
Release date: December 2012
Catalogue no: CCL CDG1268

The Choir of Magdalen College, Oxford present a programme of carols, anthems and organ music for Christmas which will inspire and uplift in equal measure. The sounds of boys’ voices soar in the warm and resonant acoustics of the fifteenth-century college chapel, with wonderful soloists drawn from the choir in an atmospheric selection featuring some of the greatest Christmas music of past and present. (Synopsis: Gift of Music)

Performed by the Choir of Magdalen College Oxford

Shine and Shade

Shine and Shade album cover
Format: CD
Label: Red Priest Recordings
Release date: October 2012
Catalogue no: RPO10

Re-release of the 1999 Upbeat Classics disc of the same name. "An appealing disc full of vigorous character and ideas, not to say stunning virtuosity." - Classic FM Magazine (Recording of the Month, December 1999)

"Piers Adams demonstrates superbly just how varied composers' responses have been to the unusual combination and how often they have written beautiful movements that stand comparison with any modern wind and piano sonatas. Adams and Rhodes play with superb rapport and find all kinds of different expressive characters for the very different pieces. This CD is a delight." - Classic CD Magazine

Performed by Piers Adams (recorder) & Julian Rhodes (piano)

Alberto Mesirca: British Guitar Music

Alberto Mesirca: British Guitar Music album cover
Format: CD & Digital download
Label: Paladino Music
Release date: July 2012
Catalogue no: PMR0027

Also works by Benjamin Britten, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, John Dowland, Robert Fripp and Graham Whettam.

Performed by Alberto Mesirca (guitar)

British Song

British Song album cover
Format: CD
Label: Heritage Records
Release date: June 2012
Catalogue no: HTGCD240
Available from: Regis Records, Tolpuddle, Dorset Tel: 01305 848983

Major contributions to voice and piano repertoire commissioned by the Dickinsons from Jonathan Harvey (Correspondances), Lennox Berkeley (Five Chinese Songs), Gordon Crosse (the New World) as well as Lutyens (Stevie Smith Songs) and Peter Dickinson (Surrealist Landscape and Extravaganzas) now reissued from LP and CD.

Also available by the Dickinsons is the Heritage CD231 'American song'. Unknown recordings from the widely acclaimed partnership transferred from LP for the first time with extra material. Three songs by Gershwin, first recordings of Cage (five songs 1938), carter (Three Poems of Robert Frost; voyage), Copland (Poet's Song; Night Thoughts for Piano) and Thomson (two by marianne moore; portrait of F.B). Nine songs from Copland's 'Twelve Poems of Emily Dickinson'. Historic CD booklet with comments about this recording from the composers.

Performed by Peter Dickinson (piano) & Meriel Dickinson (mezzo-soprano)

British Flute Concertos

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Format: CD & Digital download
Label: Chandos Records
Release date: March 2012
Catalogue no: CHAN10718

Performed by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Emily Beynon (flute) & Bramwell Tovey (conductor)

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Julian Bream in Concerto

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Format: CD
Label: Alto
Release date: February 2012
Catalogue no: ALC1174

Julian Bream does everything, it goes without saying emotional depth is in the second movement of the Arnold, the slow movement - a threnody for Django Reinhardt - most imaginative. This concerto was written for Julian Bream and he plays it magnificently, as do the Melos Ensemble. The recording is first-rate - clear but not at all clinical ... The Giuliani demonstrates Bream's technique and musicianship (Gramophone). Berkeley: Sonatina - an enjoyably amiable piece; Ravel: Pavane - very relaxed account; Roussel: Segovia - a characteristic touch of acerbity; the two sonatas of Cimarosa both very personable (Penguin Guide).

Performed by Julian Bream (guitar)

Lennox Berkeley: Chamber Works for Wind, Strings and Piano

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Format: CD
Label: Regis Records
Release date: November 2011
Catalogue no: RRC1380

Regis presents a brand new recording of the chamber works of Lennox Berkeley including two world premieres. Regis has had a long association with oboist Sarah Francis (there are six existing recordings in the catalogue) and is delighted to collaborate with her in this project. Sarah discovered the manuscripts for the new works in the Royal College of Music library and they are presented here with other works for similar forces. Extensive liner notes are provided by Berkeley’s biographer, Peter Dickinson. (Synopsis by Regis Records)

Performed by the Tagore String Trio, Michael Dussek (piano), Sarah Francis (oboe) & Judith Fitton (flute)

British Recorder Music

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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

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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

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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

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Format: CD
Label: Heritage Records
Release date: June 2011
Catalogue no: HTGCD224

Peter Pears’ 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

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Format: CD
Label: él 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. Bream’s 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. Bream’s 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

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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

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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

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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

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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)

The Rose Tree

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Format: CD
Label: Prima Facie
Release date: January 2011
Catalogue no: PFCD005

Music in Memory of Basil Deane, featuring compositions by Basil Deane, Elizabeth Poston, Lennox Berkeley, Anthony Hedges, John Joubert, John Manduell, Geoffrey Poole and John McDowell.

Performed by John Turner (recorder), Lesley-Jane Rogers (soprano), Richard Tunnicliffe (viola da gamba) & Ian Thompson (harpsichord)

Steven Dearing July Recital

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Format: CD
Release date: December 2010

Performed by Steven Dearing (guitar)

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Departures

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Format: CD & Digital download
Label: Saphrane
Release date: November 2010
Catalogue no: S 62611

Travelling is the theme of British tenor Benjamin Hulett's CD, who has made a personal choice from the works of British composers, including Lennox Berkeley's songs 'Tombeaux'. He has also commissioned 'Joys of Travel' (op. 124, 2009) by British composer Giles Swayne, performed here as a world premiere.

The young tenor makes a very powerful statement with this new album. He uses the term 'Departures' in several ways: the start of a journey, the CD as a new beginning for him and pianist Alexander Soddy. Another meaning is found in the theme of the composers setting texts in a language not their own - a linguistic departure. This combination of repertoire and theme is new and daring.

Hulett's strong point, apart from his impressive vocal qualities, is the way he brings together the various works in an organic sounding programme. Together with pianist Alexander Soddy, with whom he has an obvious close musical relationship, he forms a remarkably harmonious and balanced duo. (Synopsis by Saprane Records)

Performed by Benjamin Hulett (tenor) & Alexander Soddy (piano)

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