Six“B”s from Britain #0318
You know how it is, one thing leads to another. This week’s program is no exception and put itself together quite magically to celebrate the Centenary of English composer Lennox Berkeley. There are works by Berkeley, of course, but also a prelude by Dr. John Bull, a Voluntary or Fugue by Boyce or Burney, a sonata by Bairstow and a heroic march by Brewer. In the end, it’s four centuries of keyboard composers creating a melodious miscellany. Hope you enjoy the works of Six ‘B’s from Britain.
LENNOX BERKELEY: Missa Brevis, Opus 57  –Choir of Clare College, Cambridge, Timothy Brown, conductor; Stephen Farr, organ; Meridian CD-84216
–Bristol Cathedral Choir, Christopher Brayne, conductor; Claire Hobbs (1907 Walker/Bristol Cathedral, England, UK) Priory PRCD386