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Berkeley, (Sir) Lennox (Randall Francis)

Berkeley, (Sir) Lennox (Randall Francis) (b Boar's Hill, Oxford, 1903; d London, 1989). Eng. composer. Studied mus. in Paris with Nadia Boulanger 1927–32. On BBC mus. staff 1942–5. Prof. of comp., RAM, 1946–68. His works are outstanding in quality and fastidious of workmanship. CBE 1957. Knighted 1974. Prin. comps.:OPERAS: Nelson (1953); A Dinner Engagement (1954); Ruth (1956); Castaway (1966).ORCH.: Mont Juic (suite in collab. with Britten, 1937); Serenade for Strings (1939); syms., No.1 (1940), No.2 (1956–8, rev. 1976), No.3 (1969), No.4 (1976–8); Divertimento (1943); Nocturne (1946); Sinfonietta (1950); Suite from Nelson (1955); Suite, A Winter's Tale (1960); Partita (1965); Windsor Variations (1969); Antiphon, str. (1973); Voices of the Night (1973); Suite for Strings (1974).CONCERTOS: Introduction and Allegro, 2 pf. (1938); vc. (1939, f.p. 1983); pf. (1947); 2 pf. (1948); fl. (1952); 5 Pieces, vn., orch. (1961); vn., chamber orch. (1961); Dialogue, vc., chamber orch. (1970); Sinfonia concertante, ob. (1973); guitar (1974).VOICE(S) AND ORCH.: Domini est Terra (1937); 4 Poems of St Teresa of Avila, cont., str. (1947); Stabat Mater (1947); Colonus’ Praise (1949); Batter my Heart (1962); Signs in the Dark, ch., str. (1967); Magnificat (1968); 4 Ronsard Sonnets, Set 2, ten., orch. (1963, also with chamber orch.).CHORAL: Gibbons Variations (1951); Crux fidelis (1955); Salve Regina (1955); Missa brevis (1960); Justorum Animae (1963); Mass for 5 vv. (1964); 3 Latin Motets (1972); Hymn for Shakespeare's Birthday (1972); Herrick Songs (1974); The Lord is My Shepherd (1975); The Hill of the Graces (1975); Judica Me (1978); Ubi Caritas (1978); Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis (1980).VOICE AND PIANO (or other instr.): How Love Came In (1935); 5 Songs (1939–40); 5 De La Mare Songs (1946); The Lowlands of Holland (1947); 3 Greek Songs (1951); 4 Ronsard Sonnets Set 1, 2 ten. (1952, rev. 1977); 5 Poems of W. H. Auden (1958); Autumn's Legacy (1962); Songs of the Half Light (with guitar) (1964); Chinese Songs (1971); 5 Housman Songs (1978); Una and the Lion, cantata, sop., recorders, hpd., viola da gamba (1979); Sonnet, high v., pf. (1982).CHAMBER MUSIC: str. qts., No.1 (1935), No.2 (1942), No.3 (1970); recorder sonatina (1940); vn. sonatina (1942); str. trio (1943); va. sonata (1945); Elegy and Toccata, vn., pf. (1950); hn. trio (1954); sextet, cl., hn., str. (1955); gui. sonatina (1957); ob. sonatina (1962); Diversions, ob., cl., bn., hn., vn., va., vc., pf. (1964); ob. qt. (1967); Introduction and Allegro, db., pf. (1971); Duo, vc., pf. (1971); In Memoriam Igor Stravinsky, str. qt. (1971); pf., wind quintet (1975); fl. sonata (1978).PIANO: 5 Short Pieces (1936); 3 Pieces, 2 pf. (1938–40); 3 Impromptus (1935); 4 Concert Studies, Set 1 (1940); sonata (1945); 6 Preludes (1945); 3 Mazurkas and Scherzo (1949); sonatina, pf. duet (1954); Concert Study in E (1955); sonatina, 2 pf. (1959); Improvisation on a theme of Falla (1960); 4 Concert Studies, Set 2 (1972); Prelude and Capriccio (1978); Bagatelle, 2 pf. (1981); Mazurka (1982).

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