Sung Eucharist - 23 October 2016

Recorded on
Sunday, 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.

Share this

Latest release

April 2019

Locus Iste is the 100th recording by the Choir of St. John's College, Cambridge and marks the 150th anniversary of the consecration of St John's College Chapel.

Latest news

The Choir of St John’s continues its commitment to new music by premiering a new cycle of works by Composer In Residence Michael Finnissy.

Choral singing comes no better

Fiona Maddocks, The Observer