Sung Eucharist - 23 October 2016
Sir Lennox Berkeley's Missa Brevis, written in 1960, features as the Mass setting for this week's webcast of Sung Eucharist.
After studying at Merton College, Oxford, Berkeley travelled to Paris in 1927 to study composion under Nadia Boulanger and Maurice Ravel, the latter being cited as one of Berkeley's biggest influences with regards to technical development. He also enjoyed a long artistic association and friendship with Benjamin Britten, collaborating on works such as the suite of Catalan dances, Mont Juic, and Variations on an Elizabethan Theme.
The Introit is Vaughan-Williams' setting of verse 8 of Psalm 34, O taste and see.