L. & M. Berkeley: Sacred Choral Music
MARIAN CONSORT BERKELEY ENSEMBLE MCCLEERY WORDSWORTH
This new release is a fantastic combination of works from English father and son composers Sir Lennox Berkeley (1903-1989), and Michael Berkeley (b. 1948). Especially notable is Lennox Berkeley’s Stabat Mater, which is the last of his large scale works to be recorded, and is receiving its recording premiere with this release. The Marian Consort has already recorded five discs of early music, and with this release the ensemble proves their versatility in both a capella and accompanied music. “(Sung with) impeccable polish and blend” (Sunday Times).